YUMMEX MIDDLE EAST AWARDS
The most innovative products in the world of Chocolate, Hard & Soft Candy, Bakery and Snacks are about to be announced. Don’t miss this year’s hotly anticipated winners as selected by an independent jury of experts.
SWEET TRENDS BY INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS
Say hello to the trend-setting sweets and snacks concepts that are set to become your next best-sellers. If you want to know what your customers want, Innova Market Insights will put you in the frame, sharing their detailed market analysis across a range of consumer segments.
Enter the Gelateria and Pastry laboratory where regional and Italian pastry chefs and gelato artisans will be showcasing their skills. Discover how seasoned experts create exquisite desserts using natural ingredients and intricate manual techniques.
Don’t miss your chance to see Michelin and celebrity chefs creating next level seafood, organic, gluten free and artisan cuisine in a bustling festival environment.
NATIONAL BARISTA & LATTE ART CHAMPIONSHIP
The UAE’s leading baristas are competing for regional acclaim at this renowned platform certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and organized by the Specialty Coffee Association UAE Chapter (SCA/UAE). Come and see precision patterns take form and witness designer free pour coffee being crafted in various formats.
THE ITALIAN PIZZA LAB
If you consider yourself an expert in authentic Italian Pizza, this showcase of regional and Italian ‘pizzaiolos’ live in action is not to be missed. Discover how world-class chefs bring out the flavour of the dough so added toppings can be regarded as a bonus!
THE LAVAZZA BAR
Kick back and experience authentic Italian Espresso and Cappuccino at its best. Coffee masterclasses, tastings and guided food pairings will provide you with the ultimate pit stop between meetings.
YOUNG CHEF’S HOTEL CHALLENGE
This spectacular culinary cook-off pays homage to the most remarkable young chefs entering Dubai’s vibrant food scene. Come and watch stage one of the process, where talented chefs under 30 years of age are vying for a coveted place in the Italian final.
Locate and schedule meetings with the suppliers who will make the biggest impact to your business. Visit speciality.ae/meetings to access the official directory & interactive floor plan that connects you with our full list of exhibitors. This year’s brand-new matchmaking feature enables you to quickly find suppliers based on your product interests, while the ‘quick add’ calendar holds all your appointments for your most productive exhibition visit yet.