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Culinary skills with tradition and a future

The IKA/Culinary Olympics boasts a long history. Its origins date back to the year 1900. What started as a competitive exhibition has developed into an international event. The enduring fascination of the team competition is outliving cookery shows and kitchen trends – from the fitness trend and superfood through to molecular cuisine.

History of IKA/Culinary Olympics


Start of the world’s first culinary arts exhibition in Frankfurt.


New beginning: the first culinary arts show after the Second World War, organised by the VKD which was founded in 1948.


Staged for the first time under the name “IKA/Culinary Olympics”.


New location: the 19th IKA/Culinary Olympics in Berlin – for the first time not staged in Frankfurt.


Centenary: the 20th IKA/Culinary Olympics – première in Erfurt.


The 25th IKA/Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart.

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