April 24, 2019

A Triumphant 26th Edition of HORECA Lebanon

Paris, France · 24 April 2019: A Triumphant 26th Edition of HORECA Lebanon

HORECA Lebanon, the annual meeting place for the hospitality and foodservice industries, closed its doors on April 5, 2019, rounding off a spectacular four days at Beirut’s Seaside Arena. Spotlighting the latest innovations and trends in the hospitality and foodservice industries, the event was hailed a resounding success, bringing together more than 350 exhibitors from Lebanon and countries including Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, KSA, Kuwait, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and USA.

“For a Better Industry” was this year’s theme, defining the objective of HORECA Lebanon: to be a regional business meeting place where the future of the hospitality and foodservice sectors in Lebanon and the Middle East is shaped.

Throughout the course of the four-day trade exhibition, more than 70 international culinary, beverage and hospitality experts shared their expertise at 20 daily events, competitions and workshops, which showcased the talents of over 900 participants. The jam-packed program included the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, Junior Chef Competition, Art of Service Competition, Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, Lebanese Bartenders Competition, Mocktail Competition, Lebanese Barista Competition, Latte Art Competition, Atelier Gourmand, Al Matbakh, Wine Lab, Arak Lab, Annual Hospitality Forum, National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest and the Bed Making Competition. 

Over 16,000 trade professionals attended HORECA Lebanon to discover the newest products. 


Endorsed by the World Association of Chefs' Societies and supported by the Academie Nationale de cuisine, the 20th edition of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire was very successful. 300 chefs participated in the various competitions focusing on exceptional talents. Four Seasons Hotel Beirut & Fulcrum-LBACC received the Golden Award for winning the most gold medals for three days of intense competition.


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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