IKA - International Cookery Exhibition - Culinary Olympics

Inoga - Trade Fair for the Hospitality Industries/5 to 10 October 2012/ Interesting Facts, Programme Overview (Selection)
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1,600 chefs from more than 50 nations

During the IKA, the International Cookery Exhibition, a good 1,600 chefs from more than 50 nations will compete for the coveted Culinary Olympics title. We are expecting 36 national teams, 28 national youth teams, 8 national military teams and 14 community catering teams from all over the world.

Top cuisine for everyone

In our four restaurants (Restaurant of the Nations, hall 1; Youth Restaurant, hall 2; Community Catering Restaurant, hall 2; National Military Teams Restaurant, hall 1) all visitors can enjoy top cuisine at low prices. Tickets for the national teams' set menus can be purchased on the day of the event. At midday, the national youth teams, the national military teams and the community catering teams invite you to stay awhile for lunch. In the evening, visitors can enjoy the creations of the 36 national teams from all over the world. Anyone who has always wanted to know what top cuisine from South Korea or Canada tastes like is in the right place.

Competition set menu prices at the box office

- Restaurant of Nations: 44.00 Euro per person
- National Youth Teams Restaurant: 22.00 Euro per person
- Community Catering Teams Restaurant: 16.00 Euro per person
- National Military Teams Restaurant: 28.00 Euro per person

250 exhibitors at inoga

The inoga, trade fair for the hospitality industries, keeps visitors informed about the latest trends and ideas relating to kitchen technology, foodstuffs, gourmet food and drinks. In 2012, we are expecting more than 250 exhibitors from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Colourful supporting programme for professional visitors and the whole family

On two stages, both laymen and professional visitors are provided with a colourful array of information and entertainment. For example, on 8 October, trainees from the hotel and restaurant industries will compete against one another to be able to take home the new Bitburg cup. Another talk highlight: A day in the life of a fork.
Stages in halls 2 and 3

Top level cocktail artistry

Where laymen think of Cuba Libre and Tequila Sunrise, the professionals create masterpieces. On 9 October, we are expecting the 3 times world champion in show bartending Levent Yilmaz on our show stage. Immediately after the young talent bartender competition, he will show how cool a bartender really is. Tasting is highly recommended!
09.10.2012, stage in hall 3

Breakfast with the Olympians

Before the official opening, there is a communal "chef meeting" on all competition days between 8.00 am and 10.00 am. The national teams from all over the world can drink coffee, eat baguettes and fuel up for the day in a relaxed atmosphere on eight picnic tables.
06. - 09.10.2012, always 8.00 am to 10.00 am, NESTLE stand, hall 1

Cooking behind glass

How can visitors to a culinary Olympics get as close as possible to the worktops and yet give the star chefs the peace and quiet they require? Answer: cooking behind glass. The guest is literally right in the thick of things when what is potentially "his meal" is being prepared. So that the Olympians have the optimal competition conditions, twenty professional kitchens have been built at the Erfurt Messe.
Halls 1 and 2

Extra class show cooking

Every day on the stages in halls 2 and 3, the virtual wooden spoon will be passed on by numerous show and television chefs. We are expecting, amongst other people, TV and star chef Christian Henze, the show cook Claus Alboth from the Erfurt Kaisersaal and Marcello Fabbri from the restaurant Anna Amalia from Weimar.
Show stage, hall 3

Vegetable carvers from all over the world

Vegetable carvers from all over the world show us that you can do much more with vegetables than simply chopping spinach. You will be excited to see what creations the vegetable carving competition will produce from the healthiest of all foods
.Vegetable carving competition, hall 3

Olympian food presentation

The most important thing about eating is the taste. Wrong! Your eye doesn't eat but it often decides whether food is top or a flop. Therefore, the various national teams do not only cook delicious meals but also demonstrate the perfect presentation of cold cuisine in various plate presentations.
Team plate presentations, halls 2 and 3


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