Information for Visitors

Welcome to the IKA/Culinary Olympics!

In 2020, the IKA/Culinary Olympics celebrates its 25th jubilee. Be a part of this event.

This is your chance to look into the professional’s pots and pans. Cheer on the chef teams from all over the wolrd as they compete for medals. Make use of this unique opportunity to enjoy culinary highlights from all parts fo the world together with friends and colleagues. And marvel at culinary masters as they create petits fours, cold platters of artistic sculptures made out of food.

Here, visitors get to know everything about the travel information, programm and menu tickets of the IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020.

 

We look forward to seeing you.

 

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5 Reasons to be there:

  1. Olympic spirit: share in the exciting hustle and bustle of the competition, and cheer on the teams – this creates a unique atmosphere and gives the spectators goose bumps!
  2. Culinary highlights: experience the whole world of culinary skills and enjoy future trends today.
  3. Exclusive insights: be right in the middle when the masters of cuisine compete against one another. The transparent kitchens will make every movement visible.
  4. International variety: professional chefs from all over the world will passionately compete in their typical country style for the gold medal.
  5. Great tradition: the best of the best have been competing fairly against one another in the IKA/Culinary Olympics since 1900.
5 reasons to be there.

The road to the medals

How do you become an Olympic champion at the IKA/Culinary Olympics?

As soon as the Olympic flame has been lit at the entry of the nations on February 14, the participants in the IKA/Culinary Olympics have only one objective: On the four competition days from 15 to 18 February 2020, they try to gain as many points as possible. Each day, medals are awarded in all competitions based on the number of points. At the final award ceremony on Wednesday, February 19 2020, the total number of points will decide who will be the Olympic champion.

You can find all information about the medal awarding here.

 

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First-class food

At the IKA/Culinary Olympics, you can enjoy first-class menus. Restaurant of Nations, Chef’s Table, IKA Buffet and more: If you not only want to share in the thrills, but also enjoy uniquely good food, you can purchase a ticket in our shop for your desired competition and your team. It’s that simple:

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National Teams

Restaurant of Nations

Enjoy a first-class international Olympic menu

Unique creations will be produced when the most experienced chefs from different countries light the Olympic flame on the stove. You can taste the results in the Restaurant of Nations.

  • The competition: 8 National Teams per day/110 menus each
  • The offer: 3-course menu of the Team of your choice
  • Event venue: Restaurant of Nations / ICS C1
  • Price: €89 per person

15. February: Singapore, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Croatia, Hong Kong, Cyprus

16. February: USA, Canada, Romania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, England

17. February: Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Portugal, Poland, Scotland, Hungary, Mexico

18. February: Norway, Finland, Wales, South Africa, UAE, China, Malaysia, Macau

*18:30 h Admission, 20:30 h Last orders

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Chef’s Table

Your gourmet menu: 7 courses, prepared live

At the Chef’s Table, you will see every moment made by the chefs at close quarters. That’s because you will sit and eat directly at the Teams’ cooking areas.

  • The competition: 8 National Teams per day/one table for 10 persons each
  • The offer: 7-course-menu of the Team of your choice, including one glass of sparkling wine per person
  • Event venue: Chef’s Table / ICS C2
  • Price: €125 per Person – bookable as a unit comprising 5 persons at a cost of €625

15. February: Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Portugal, Poland, Scotland, Hungary, Mexico

16. February: Norway, Finland, Wales, South Africa, UAE, China, Malaysia, Macau

17. February: Singapore, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Croatia, Hong Kong, Cyprus

18. February: USA, Canada, Romania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, England

*19:00 h Admission

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Junior National Teams

Restaurant of Nations

Chef talents ready to start: look forward to three exquisite courses

These young artists share one passion: serving up perfect dishes.
The young international chefs will prepare a 3-course menu for the visitors.

  • The competition: 6 Junior National Teams per day/60 menus each
  • The offer: 3-course lunch menu of the Team of your choice
  • Event venue: Restaurant of Nations / ICS C1
  • Price: €49 per Person

15. February: Sweden, Mexico, Wales, South Korea, Serbia

16. February: Norway, Austria, UAE, Cyprus, Hong Kong, USA

17. February: Malaysia, Germany, Australia, England, Czech Republic, Romania

18. February: Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, China

*11:00 h Admission, 13:00 h Last Order

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IKA Buffet

Experience the different tastes of one nation at the buffet

From finger food, seafood and rabbit through to dessert:
In the competition kitchens the IKA Buffet of the Junior National
Teams will offer an exciting selection of treats prepared on a country-specific basis.

  • The competition: up to 6 Junior National Teams per day/buffet for 10 persons each
  • The offer: choice at the 4-course buffet of your selected Team, including one glass of sparkling wine per person.
  • Event venue: IKA Buffet / ICS C2
  • Price: €99,80 per person – bookable as a unit comprising 5 persons at a cost of €449

15. February: Malaysia, Germany, Australia, England, Czech Republic, Romania

16. February: Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, China

17. February: Sweden, Mexico, Wales, South Korea, Serbia

18. February: Norway, Austria, UAE, Cyprus, Hong Kong, USA

*19:00 h Admission

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Community Catering and Military Teams

Restaurant of Community Catering

Test the lunch table of catering professionals

The Community Catering Teams are professionals when it comes to communal food. The best way to experience this is to come and see it for yourself: you will receive one lunch at the front cooking station.

  • The competition: up to 8 Community Catering Teams/Military Teams per day/120 menus each
  • The offer: lunch prepared by the Team of your choice, including a non-alcoholic drink
  • Event venue: Restaurant of Community Catering/ICS foyer C2
  • Price: €25 per person

15. Februar: Culinary Team British Columbia (Kanada), Culinary Ability Awards (Irland), SATS Culinary Team (Singapore), Hungarian National Military Team (Hungary**), Culinary Team Greece (Greece), Swiss SVG-Trophy Team (Switzerland), Thailand Culinary Academy (Thailand)

16. Februar: Fazer Culinary Team Finland (Finland), Western Australia Catering Company (Australia), Kokkelandslaget Cummunity Catering Norge (Norway), Nestlé Culinary Team Czech Republic (Czech Reupublic), Regionalmannschaft Niedersachsen (Germany), Team Taiwan (Taiwan), USACAT (USA**)

17. Februar: Aramark Czeach Team – ARAMARK s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Combined Services Culinary Arts Team UK (United Kingdom**), NAIT Culinary Team (Canada), Team Vienna & Friends (Austria), Team Sodexo School Restaurants (Sweden), Community Catering Team Denmark (Denmark)

18. Februar: KHC Culinary Art (Taiwan), Malaysia Master Chefs Association (Malaysia), Fazer Culinary Team Sweden (Sweden), Chef.hr (Croatia), Team Prešovský klub kuchárov a cukrárov Slovakia (Slovakia), Compass UK Culinary Team (United Kingdom), Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team/SACT (Switzerland**)

*11:00 h Admission, 13:00 h Last Order, **Military-Teams

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Regional Teams and Individual Exhibitors

During the INTERGASTRA opening hours you can also visit the culinary art exhibition of the IKA/Culinary Olympics. Marvel at culinary masters as they create petits fours, cold platters or artistic sculptures made out of food. Regional Teams and Individual Exhibitors compete here.

Regional Teams

Culinary and pastry art: two competitions coupled with 100% passion – thats the Duel of the Regions

Which five-membered team is in the lead? The culinary arts show of the International Regional Teams will celebrate the high art of finger food, festive platters and artistic desserts.

  • Event venue: Messe Stuttgart, Entrance East
  • Time: during the opening hours of the trade fair, 10.00 – 18.00 h
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Individual Exhibitors & LIVE CARVER

Cuisine meets art

Craftsmanship, creativity and flair are combined beautifully: the food artists and cutting virtuosos use vegetables, fruit, cheese, sugar and chocolate to create something that is both elegant and beautiful.

  • Event venue: Messe Stuttgart, Entrance East
  • Time: during the opening hours of the trade fair, 10.00 – 18.00 h
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Teams and menus: all dates at a glance

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