DEHOGA stage programme

Take a look beyond the horizon

For many years, DEHOGA (German Hotel and Restaurant Association) in Baden-Württemberg has been one of the conceptual and professional sponsors of INTERGASTRA. The Cooperation with the professional association ensures that the trade fair is geared precisely towards the industry‘s needs. It also enhances the trade fair programme with expert discussions, personal advice, special events and exciting competitions. This partnership emphasises the importance of the trade fair as an indispensable and a keenly used industry forum. In hall 7 visitors find all about digital technologies, new consumer trends and social media, which are highly dynamic drivers of innovation. Many inspirations and new ideas that will advance your business rapidly are provided in the specialist event programme for the hospitality business.

Exciting professional competitions

  • Top Carver
    ... is the name of the vegetable carving skills competition. The participants have three hours to carve a figure from vegetables or fruit. The creations must be produced from scratch during the trade fair, preparatory work is not
    allowed. This competition is open to anyone, irrespective of their age or profession.
  • Couvert d´Or 
    Everything revolves around stylishly laid tables in this competition. It is traditionally one of the most popular events in the DEHOGA section. The organiser is the German Association of Masters and Professionals in Restaurant Service and Hospitality (VSR), Stuttgart section. Teams each comprising two persons will professionally lay a table for a five-course menu under a motto of their own choice. The jury will judge the entries based on professional and creative gastronomic aspects.
  • Culinary skills competitions
    The culinary skills competition involves the creative design of figures using food. Whereas nutritional value and cost-effectiveness are of prime importance in the categories of "culinary skills" and "patisserie", category D involves show and artistic design. The exhibits will clearly show the difference between cooking and culinary skills.
  • Elevator Pitch - DEHOGA Cup (6 February)
    Exciting business ideas in quick succession: that's the objective of the "Elevator-Pitch BW – DEHOGA Cup“. Company founders and young entrepreneurs from the hospitality and supplier industries will present their concepts to the general public and a jury – in just three minutes (roughly the length of a journey in an elevator, hence the name Elevator Pitch. The organisers of the competition are the Baden-Württemberg branch of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA) and the Initiative for Start-Ups and Company Succession (ifex) of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs. For more information, visit: