DEHOGA stage programme

Information and entertainment on the biggest INTERGASTRA stage

Hall 7 (services & IT)

The German hotel and restaurant association DEHOGA is the biggest organisation for the gastronomy and hotel industry, and presents a wide variety of interviews, discussions, speeches and competitions on all five days of INTERGASTRA.

Famous German chefs like Johann Lafer, Alexander Herrmann, Roland Trettl and Cornelia Poletto will be interviewed live on stage, international guests like Mikkel Karstad from Denmark present fresh ideas on topics like communal catering. Industry experts talk about zero waste concepts, digital strategies for SMEs, or the spites of online distrubution – among other things.

Competitions like the elevator pitch „DEHOGA Cup“, the „Couvert d’Or“ and the INTERGASTRA Innovation Price“ also draw lots of attention to the DEHOGA stage. Additionally, there‘s barkeeper perfomances with flying bottles, fashion shows and live music each day. Make sure to stop by and visit DEHOGA in hall 7!

Exciting professional competitions

› Couvert d´Or
Everything revolves around stylishly laid tables in this competition. It is traditionally one of the most popular events in the DEHOGA calendar. It is organised by the Stuttgart branch of the German Association of Masters and Professionals in Restaurant Service and Hospitality (VSR). Two-person teams will professionally lay a table for a five-course menu based on a motto of their own choice. The jury will judge the entries based on professional and creative gastronomic criteria.


› Elevator Pitch – DEHOGA Cup
The "Elevator-Pitch BW – DEHOGA Cup" brings a quick succession of exciting business ideas. Company founders and young entrepreneurs from the hospitality and supplier industries will have just three minutes to present ideas to the general public and a jury (that's roughly the length of a journey in an elevator, hence the name Elevator Pitch). The event is organised by the Baden-Württemberg branch of DEHOGA and the Initiative for Start-Ups and Business Transfer (ifex) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg.


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