The Upper Galilee region of Israel is recognized for its tales of miracles and religious history, and now a new story is being told that revolves around food. Surrounded by natural water resources such as the Sea of Galilee, the region is flourishing as a result of innovations in food sustainability and agriculture. The investment in these sectors is attracting some of the most prestigious chefs from around the world, including chef Lior Lev Sercarz.
Sercarz is launching the Jewish National Fund-USA Institute of Culinary Arts in Kiryat Shmona, a city quickly becoming known as Israel’s culinary capital on a global scale. The Upper Galilee attracts more than 2 million tourists a year to visit the surprisingly lush landscape and taste the flavorful cuisine of Northern Israel. Considered the “food basket” of Israel, almost 40 percent of food tech startups in the world are located in the start-up nation and they’re an essential factor in socioeconomic change in the Upper Galilee region.