IFEX is Northern Ireland’s largest industry showcase of the latest products in food & drink, interiors, catering equipment, technology and services. IFEX features a range of visitor attractions designed to inspire and engage, but most importantly to impart expert insight into how to run a more profitable business.
IFEX Salon Culinaire
Salon Culinaire at IFEX is a series of culinary classes and competitions designed to nurture and discover Northern Ireland's finest culinary talent. Consisting of three key categories - Street Food, the ChefSkills Theatre and Edible Art - Salon Culinaire raises the bar in terms of culinary skills in Northern Ireland.
Recognising and discovering some of the industry’s most promising chefs, The ChefSkills Theatre is a high-profile culinary competition, where many of Northern Ireland's celebrated chefs were first recognised, including Mechael Deane, Chris Bell and Roisin Gavin!
Watch rival culinary teams go head-to-head to slice, style and serve a range of vibrant new dishes. This year's competiton will feature teams of eight, primarily from local culinary colleges, operating under realistic service conditions to prove they can deliver exceptional food under pressure.
Edible Art will showcase the skills and talents of the industry as competing chefs create impressive decorative exhibitions made our of a range of foodstuffs. The finalists stunning creations are on display in what can truly be described as an 'edible art gallery'.
Product of the Show Award
The prestigious product of the show award rewards the most innovative products, services and business solutions at IFEX. The awards are judged by an independent panel of experts who are looking for all round excellence.
Great Taste Market
IFEX has once again partnered with The Guild of Fine Food – the organisers of the prestigious Great Taste awards to bring you the Great Taste Market. It is the perfect opportunity to see and taste Ireland’s award winners all in one place.