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25th IKA/Culinary Olympics – be there live and enjoy this event

The IKA/Culinary Olympics are the world's largest international culinary art exhibition. This event will be held for the first time together with INTERGASTRA, leading trade fair for the hotel and gastronomy business, at Messe Stuttgart from 14 to 19 February 2020.

Cheer on the chef teams from all over the world as they compete for medals. Make use of this unique opportunity to enjoy culinary highlights from all parts of the world together with friends or colleagues.

 

Our offer for you

You will enjoy first-class menus and buffets during the IKA/Culinary Olympics. Restaurant of Nations, Chef’s Table, IKA Buffet and more: If you not only want to share in the thrills, but also enjoy uniquely good food, you can purchase a ticket in our shop for your desired discpline and your team. It's that simple:

Obtain information about the disciplines, teams and dates.

Select a suitable date, your favourite discipline and your favourite team.

 

Go to the ticket shop and select day, team and menu.

 

Book your ticket and enjoy an unforgettable evening.

 

Categories and disciplines

Creations prepared live by the participants in these four disciplines will be offered:

 

Enjoy a first-class international Olympic menu

 

Unique creations will be produced when the most experienced chefs from different countries light the Olympic flame on the stove. You can taste the results in the Restaurant of Nations.

  • The competition: 8 National Teams per day/110 menus each
  • The offer: 3-course menu of the Team of your choice
  • Event venue: Restaurant of Nations / ICS C1
  • Price: €89 per person

Book menu ticket

 

Dates and Teams at a glance

Choose a competition day to see the competing Teams. 

 

15. Feb

16. Feb

17. Feb

18. Feb

Sa, 15. February - 19 - 22 h*

Singapore
Switzerland
Netherlands
Japan
Croatia
Hong Kong
Cyprus

*18.30 h Admission, 20.30 h Last orders

Su, 16. February - 19 - 22 h*

USA
Canada
Romania
Denmark
Czech Republic
Italy
England 
Ukraine

*18.30 h Admission, 20.30 h Last orders

Mo, 17. February - 19 - 22 h*

Germany
Sweden
Iceland
Portugal
Poland
Scotland
Hungary
Mexico

*18.30 h Admission, 20.30 h Last orders

Tu, 18. February - 19 - 22 h*

Norway
Finland
Wales
South Africa
UAE
China
Malaysia
Macau

*18.30 h Admission, 20.30 h Last orders

Your gourmet menu: 7 courses, prepared live

 

At the Chef's Table, you will see every moment made by the chefs at close quarters. That's because you will sit and eat directly at the Teams' cooking areas.

  • The competition: 8 National Teams per day/one table for 10 persons each
  • The offer: 7-course-menu of the Team of your choice, including one glass of sparkling wine per person
  • Event venue: Chef’s Table / ICS C2
  • Price: €125 per Person – bookable as a unit comprising 5 persons at a cost of €625

Book menu ticket

 

Dates and Teams at a glance

Choose a competition day to see the competing Teams. 

 

15. Feb

16. Feb

17. Feb

18. Feb

Sa, 15. February - 20 h*

Gemany
Sweden
Iceland
Portugal
Poland
Scotland
Hungary
Mexico

*19.00 h Admission

Su, 16. February - 20 h*

Norway
Finland
Wales
South Africa
UAE
China
Malaysia
Macau

*19.00 h Admission

Mo, 17. February - 20 h*

Singapore
Switzerland
Netherlands
Japan
Croatia
Hong Kong
Cyprus

*19.00 h Admission

Tu, 18. February - 20 h*

USA
Canada
Romania
Denmark
Czech Republic
Italy
England
Ukraine

*19.00 h Admission

Chef talents ready to start: look forward to three exquisite courses

 

These young artists share one passion: serving up perfect dishes.
The young international chefs will prepare a 3-course menu for the visitors.

  • The competition: 6 Junior National Teams per day/60 menus each
  • The offer: 3-course lunch menu of the Team of your choice
  • Event venue: Restaurant of Nations / ICS C1
  • Price: €49 per Person

Book menu ticket

 

Dates and Teams at a glance

Choose a competition day to see the competing Teams. 

 

15. Feb

16. Feb

17. Feb

18. Feb

Sa, 15. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Sweden
Mexico
Wales
South Korea
Serbia
 

*11.00 Uhr Admission, 13.00 Uhr Last orders

Su, 16. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Norway
Austia
UAE
Cyprus
Hong Kong
USA

*11.00 Uhr Admission, 13.00 Uhr Last orders

Mo, 17. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Malaysia
Germany
Australia
England
Czech Republic
Romania

*11.00 Uhr Admission, 13.00 Uhr Last orders

Tu, 18. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Switzerland
Canada
Poland
Portugal
Belgium
China

*11.00 Uhr Admission, 13.00 Uhr Last orders

Experience the different tastes of one nation at the buffet

 

From finger food, seafood and rabbit through to dessert:
In the competition kitchens the IKA Buffet of the Junior National
Teams will offer an exciting selection of treats prepared on a country-specific basis.

  • The competition: up to 6 Junior National Teams per day/buffet for 10 persons each
  • The offer: choice at the 4-course buffet of your selected Team, including one glass of sparkling wine per person.
  • Event venue: IKA Buffet / ICS C2
  • Price: €99,80 per person - bookable as a unit comprising 5 persons at a cost of €449

Book menu ticket

 

Dates and Teams at a glance

Choose a competition day to see the competing Teams. 

 

15. Feb

16. Feb

17. Feb

18. Feb

Sa, 15. February - 20.30 h*

Malaysia
Germany
Australia
England
Czech Republic
Romania

*19.00 Uhr Admission

Su, 16. February - 20.30 h*

Switzerland
Canada
Poland
Portugal
Belgium
China

*19.00 Uhr Admission

Mo, 17. February - 20.30 h*

Sweden
Mexico
Wales
South Korea
Serbia
 

*19.00 Uhr Admission

Tu, 18. February - 20.30 h*

Norway
Austria
UAE
Cyprus
Hong Kong
USA

*19.00 Uhr Admission

Test the lunch table of catering professionals

 

The Community Catering Teams are professionals when it comes to communal food. The best way to experience this is to come and see it for yourself: you will receive one lunch at the front cooking station.

  • The competition: up to 8 Community Catering Teams/Military Teams per day/120 menus each
  • The offer: lunch prepared by the Team of your choice, including a non-alcoholic drink
  • Event venue: Restaurant of Community Catering/ICS foyer C2
  • Price: €25 per person

Buy Menu-Ticket

 

Dates and Teams at a glance

Choose a competition day to see the competing Teams. 

 

15. Feb

16. Feb

17. Feb

18. Feb

Sa, 15. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Culinary Team Greece, Greece
Culinary Ability Awards, Ireland
SATS Culinary Team, Singapore
Hungarian National Military Team, Hungary**
Culinary Team British Columbia, Canada
SWISS SVG-TROPHY Team, Switzerland
Thailand Culinary Academy, Thailand
 

*11.00 h Admission, 13.00 h Last orders, **Military-Teams

Su, 16. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Fazer Culinary Team Finland, Finnland
Western Australia Catering Company, Australia
Kokkelandslaget Community Catering Norge, Norway    

Nestlé Culinary Team Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Regionalmannschaft Niedersachsen, Germany
Team Taiwan, Taiwan
USACAT, USA**

*11.00 h Admission, 13.00 h Last orders, **Military-Teams

Mo, 17. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

Aramark Czeach Team - ARAMARK s.r.o., Czech Republic
Combined Services Culinary Arts Team UK, United Kingdom**
NAIT Culinary Team, Canada
Team Vienna & Friends, Austria
Team Sodexo School Restaurants, Sweden
Community Catering Team of Denmark, Denmark
 

*11.00 h Admission, 13.00 h Last orders, **Military-Teams

Tu, 18. February - 11.30 - 14.30 h*

KHC Culinary Art, Taiwan
Malaysia Master Chefs Association, Malaysia
Fazer Culinary Team Sweden, Sweden
Chef.hr, Croatia
Team Prešovský klub kuchárov a cukrárov Slovakia, Slovakia
Compass UK Culinary Team, United Kingdom
Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team/SACT, Switzerland**
 

*11.00 Uhr Einlass, 13.00 Uhr Last Order, **Military-Teams

During the INTERGASTRA opening hours you can also visit the culinary art exhibition of the IKA/Culinary Olympics. Marvel at culinary masters as they create petits fours, cold platters or artistic sculptures made out of food. Regional Teams and Individual Exhibitors compete here.

Culinary and pastry art: two disciplines coupled with 100% passion - thats the Duel of the Regions


Which five-membered team is in the lead? The culinary arts show of the International Regional Teams will celebrate the high art of finger food, festive platters and artistic desserts.

 

  • Event venue: Messe Stuttgart, Entrance East
  • Time: during the opening hours of the trade fair, 10.00 - 18.00 h

Cuisine meets art

 

Craftsmanship, creativity and flair are combined beautifully: the food artists and cutting virtuosos use vegetables, fruit, cheese, sugar and chocolate to create something that is both elegant and beautiful.

 

  • Event venue: Messe Stuttgart, Entrance East
  • Time: during the opening hours of the trade fair, 10.00 - 18.00 h

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