Whether a young chef or a master chef, taking part in the biggest international culinary arts competition is a great honour for everyone. This creates motivation on the hard road to Olympic victory: during many years of training the participants perfect their skills and sharpen their eye for ingredients and details. There is great ambition in the competition due to the history and importance of the IKA/Culinary Olympics. But a spirit of fairness and togetherness predominates – that’s also what makes the IKA/Culinary Olympics so special.C


Whether a menu or a buffet – in every competition discipline the participants demonstrate what true culinary art can achieve. They work with high concentration and always under the rigorous eyes of the omnipresent jury. Every individual plate must be perfect since the competitors do not know which one is judged. The results are ingenious ideas and creations which participants and visitors will still remember years later.

Competitions include National Teams, Junior National Teams, Regional Teams, Community Catering Teams, Armed Forces Teams and Individual Exhibitors.

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