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Tastes of the World
Creative and culinary excellence at its best, in a multi-sensory, festival-style feature. Renowned chefs from the Power 50 Caterer Middle East list and food avant-gardists took the stage and whipped up innovative ingredient integrations and never-before flavours, inspired by the cuisines of different continents.
Chef Mural Manjunath
Chef Heinz Beck
Chef Tomoo Kimura
Gulfood International Culinary League
This year’s edition saw the launch of the Gulfood International Culinary League, a one-day competition where four teams of world-renowned chefs took on the challenge of preparing world-class cuisines representing Asia, Europe, Africa – Middle East, and America. The winner was Chef Francesco Guarracino and his team.
Bold new innovations, groundbreaking F&B ideas, the world’s most active investors and the next big thing in the global market came together in our dedicated Startup Programme.
All the top trends in F&B, eureka-filled insights and powerful case-studies on how the world’s topmost F&B, tech and retail companies are shaking up the global food industry.
Dr. Nigel Hughes
Bernhard van Lengerich
Visitors witnessed a host of celebrity Pitmasters who demonstrated various methods, from meat selection through to preparation and cooking.
Visitors used Gulfood Connexions to plan their visit in advance and made the most of your face-time with exhibitors.
Third wave coffee has tread the path for a range of hot offerings to enter the café & beverage segment, and in 2019 it is all about specialty tea.
The Championship highlighted one of the oldest styles of brewing coffee, the cezve/ibrik. Encouraging competitors to bring their own style and flair to their performances.