IKA/Culinary Olympics - Germany

Start Date : February 14, 2020

End Date : February 19, 2020

Type : Global

Country : Germany

A very warm welcome to the largest international festival of culinary arts!

Great culinary skills evolve from tradition and passion. In no other cooking competition can this be experienced so intensively as during the IKA/Culinary Olympics. We are proud of the largest, oldest and most colourful international exhibition of culinary arts. Professional chefs from all over the world – whether young chefs or master chefs – compete against one another here in a fair team competition. As the organiser of the event, the German Chefs Association (VKD) primarily provides young talents with a platform and an opportunity to demonstrate their potential.

Anyone following tradition must also keep an eye on the future. We will try something new during the 25th edition of the IKA / Culinary Olympics. Naturally without forgetting the old strengths which have shaped our Association and the team competition. The competition is being held in Stuttgart for the first time, and also concurrently with INTERGASTRA 2020, the leading trade fair for the hotel and restaurant industry. The Chef’s Table, our new discipline, will set the participants exciting challenges because the visitors will also sit and eat directly in the cooking boxes. Come and celebrate these and many other culinary highlights with us from 14 to 19 February 2020. We will be delighted to see you here.


Andreas Becker

Please click this link to see more information (Rules and Conditions) - https://www.olympiade-der-koeche.com/en/information-for-teams/ 

Teams from all over the world gathered together for a unique competition: that’s the IKA/Culinary Olympics. In no other cooking, competition does so many professional chefs measure their skills against each other.

Chef’s Table, Restaurant of Nations, Live Carving: the whole spectrum of culinary arts will be demonstrated in different disciplines. The participants will be faced with a genuine acid test: they will show how concentration, precision and dedication produce creative compositions, every one a work of art in itself. In order to keep a cool head during the competition, the chefs train intensively – and have been doing so two years before the actual competition. Until finally every movement is perfect and the team members understand each other implicitly.

Individual style, the cooking tradition in their own country and the skills of the individual members: every team uses this as a basis to solve their assigned tasks in the competition.

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