About IKA/Culinary Olympics

Chef’s Table, Restaurant of Nations, Live Carving: the whole spectrum of culinary arts will be demonstrated in different disciplines. The participants will be faced with a genuine acid test: they will show how concentration, precision and dedication produce creative compositions, every one a work of art in itself. In order to keep a cool head during the competition, the chefs train intensively – and have been doing so two years before the actual competition. Until finally every movement is perfect and the team members understand each other implicitly.

Individual style, the cooking tradition in their own country and the skills of the individual members: every team uses this as a basis to solve their assigned tasks in the competition.

Caps, magic and menus: a unique cooking experience

There is always a hint of magic in the air when the kitchen masters step up to the stove. Quick, precise work and the beauty of the culinary creations are combined in breathtaking moments to form superb culinary art. The question is: will this work withstand the probing glances of the jury members? Visitors will be able to experience how this is done – and see the boundless jubilation of the winners – at close quarters.

Numbers, Facts And Figures

  • 32 national senior teams – Olympic champion: Singapore
  • 19 junioryouth teams – Olympic champion: Sweden
  • 52 regional teams – IKA Cup Winner: Stockholm Culinary Team
  • 19 community catering teams – Olympic champion: FAZER Culinary Team from Finland
  • 550 individual exhibitors
  • 2016: Singapore
  • 2012: Sweden
  • 2008: Norway
  • 2004: Sweden
  • 2000: Sweden
  • 1996: Switzerland
  • 1992: Canada
  • 1988: Switzerland
  • 1984: Canada
  • 1980: Germany
  • 1976: Switzerland
  • 1972: Japan

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