Swedish chefs make a flying stop in Erfurt

Visit of the first delegation in preparation for IKA 2012
The Swedish chefs cheerfully wet our appetites at the IKA/Culinary Olympics 2012 in Erfurt; f.l.t.r.: Joachim Mueller, Kurt Weid (Team Manager of the Swedish community catering team and President of the Swedish Chefs' Association), Niklas Edgren, Jürgen Mogge (sous-chef at Hotel Tanne, Ilmenau); Source: Messe Erfurt (PresseBox) (Erfurt, ) The first hint of the international cooking aroma wafted through the corridors of Erfurt trade fair centre. Three representatives of the Swedish community catering team visited Erfurt trade fair centre last week in preparation for the IKA/Culinary Olympics, which will take place in 2012 in association with the inoga trade fair for the hotel, catering and hospitality sector.

After the team manager of the community catering team, Kurt Weid, who is also President of the Swedish Chef's Association had sorted out accommodation, along with test kitchen, for 2012 for himself and his two chefs Joachim Mueller and Niklas Edgren at Hotel Tanne in Ilmenau, he moved straight on to the next important question: how long will it take us to get from our accommodation to Erfurt trade fair centre? Because from 6 - 9 October 2012 it will be the venue for the 23rd IKA/Culinary Olympics and no chef will want to arrive late. Teams can still register up to 30 September 2011, before the competition stages in cold and warm cuisine are drawn for the national and national youth teams in Erfurt town hall ballroom on 5 October 2011.

This is the third consecutive time that the international culinary exhibition, which is better known to most chefs as IKA for short or the "Culinary Olympics", is taking place in Erfurt. 45 nations from all over the world will compete at this professional competition with the hope of being crowned the 2012 champion in Erfurt. IKA was first held in 1900 in Frankfurt am Main and takes place every four years as the largest and most traditional culinary fair.

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