The Exhibition will showcase culinary and hospitality excellence from Bahrain, the region and across the globe. Participants will enjoy exquisite displays and have the opportunity to expand their horizons through the forging of entrepreneurial and business links and the exploration of franchising projects both locally and internationally. Local Brands will have the opportunity to merge, expand, and further delve into international markets, while the exchange of expertise, collaborative opportunities and available expert guidance will drive further industry innovation. Interactive culinary demonstrations and competitions will ensure the exhibition is an engaging and fruitful experience for all!
This year’s exhibition will bring together local and international exhibitors from all facets of the industry. The exhibition will provide a one stop hospitality and F&B shop, while offering a networking haven for local brands looking for the resources and expert advice they need to successfully establish their new brand in the region.
The Exhibition will facilitate positive industry collaborations, bringing International companies looking for franchisees together with Bahraini brands looking to expand beyond Bahrain’s borders. Participants will connect and explore opportunities within an ambience of interactive culinary art demonstrations, sessions & Chef’s competitions.
In partnership with a world-renowned food expert Chef Rosario Scarpato CEO of the I Factor, a Hong Kong based company specialized in events design and management, integrated communication and high quality multimedia productions specialized in gastronomy, food and beverage, hospitality and tourism. Culinaire & Beyond brings together the region’s most talented senior chefs in Bahrain’s first ever industry culinary competition. Each country’s creations will then be judged by some of the world’s best Michelin Chefs in a true celebration of the region’s rich culinary tastes and creativity. the first ever Regional Culinary competition managed in partnership with a world-renowned food expert Chef Rosario Scarpato; CEO of The I Factor.
The competition will showcase the region’s best culinary talent with one senior chef from each country in the MENA region, selected by the panel to take part in the competition. The competition will also be open to other regional senior chefs (executive chefs, sous chefs), who fulfill the competition requirements. The competition, which will be based on an overarching theme reflective of the latest culinary trends being explored in the MENA region, will see participants paired with leading hotels in Bahrain who will host them throughout the competition period. This will enrich the link between the competition and Bahrain’s hospitality industry.
The competition jury will be composed of at least 4 Michelin Starred Chefs in addition to food and hospitality writers and experts. The Michelin starred chefs will also be guests at the various participating hotels, providing further business benefits to the hotel involved in the competition.