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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 take the stage to whip 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
A culinary battle on a global level. This year’s edition sees the launch of the Gulfood International Culinary League, a one-day competition where four teams of world-renowned chefs will take on the challenge of preparing world-class cuisines representing Asia, Europe, Africa – Middle East, and America, with one team walking away as the league winner. Part competition, part masterclass and totally inspirational!
Bold new innovations, groundbreaking F&B ideas, the world’s most active investors and the next big thing in the global market come 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 joining this open air feast will witness a host of celebrity Pitmasters demonstrating honed methods, from meat selection through to preparation and cooking.
Use Gulfood Connexions to plan your visit in advance, beat the crowds at booths you are most interested in visiting, and make 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 highlights one of the oldest styles of brewing coffee, the cezve/ibrik. Encouraging competitors to bring their own style and flair to their performances.