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Salon Culinare

International Salon Culinaire at IFEX is Ireland's largest and most prestigious chef competition programme and ordinarily incorporates a packed programme of over 30 classes during the three days of the live show.

However, for 2021 due to the postponement of IFEX from 2020 to 2022 and the competitions other base, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) from 2021 to 2022, it shall move to an alternative format featuring a mixture of virtual and live competitions. This means chefs from all sectors of the industry and of all levels of experience will still have the chance to participate in a wide range of competitions this year that will enable them to learn new skills, develop new techniques and gain feedback from some of the best chefs in the industry all with a virtual twist!

The series of free to enter competitions shall run from February through to June, so keep your eye out on the Salon Culinaire social channels for updates.

Visit the brand-new dedicated International Salon Culinaire website below to find out more about how you can get involved this year!


Twitter: @SalonCulinaire / Facebook: @SalonCulinaireUK / Instagram: @salonculinaire / LinkedIn: @International Salon Culinaire

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