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At The Speciality Food Festival
GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference
The GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference powered by the International Center for Culinary Arts in Dubai (ICCA) and the Middle East Food Forum (MEFF) is an open-door, transformative learning platform hosted by the brightest lights in regional F&B. Over 3 days, more than 60 high profile speakers take to the floor to share their proven methods for navigating the latest shifts in local and regional Foodservice.
ICCA World Chefs Education Theatre
Hosted in partnership with World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and the Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG), the ICCA World Chefs Education Theatre provides certified training to executive chefs seeking next level culinary development. Utilizing custom built, cutting-edge kitchen technology on the Theatre floor, participants are guided through a series of workshops covering food preparation techniques and trends, ingredient cost management, food waste reduction and productivity output.
GulfHost Innovation Awards
The GulfHost Innovation Awards recognise the standout progressive technologies that are shaping the future of hospitality equipment solutions in the MENA region. With an independent judging panel managed by Strategic Partner the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA), this year’s Awards welcome 2 new categories to the fore.
National Barista & Latte Art Championship
Join an all-star line-up of world leading coffee brands and aficionados coming together to craft precision patterns and designer coffee in various formats. Running parallel to the brand new Café & Bar segment at GulfHost, regional baristas now have the chance to compete for industry acclaim at this internationally renowned platform certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and organized by the Specialty Coffee Association UAE Chapter (SCAE).
House of Tea
Visitors with a specific focus on artisanal beverages are welcome to attend the Dilmah School of Tea and the Afternoon Tea for the 21st Century Competition as part of GulfHost’s brand new House of Tea feature in 2018. As the demand for high-end tea grows throughout the world, this inspiring and dynamic Programme will majorly assist your Foodservice knowledge and skillset for the year ahead