to the IKA/Culinary Olympics

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

Andreas Becker, President of the German Chefs Association
Andreas Becker, President of the German Chefs Association

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