Sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin, this will be an unmissable event with demos, product launches and the much anticipated Champions Gala dinner. The event will attract over 2,000 Chefs, Restaurateurs, Hoteliers, Coffee Bar and Café Owners, Baristas, Bartenders, Publicans and other Foodservice professionals with one main objective - to source new products.
The National skills finals are much anticipated and there is a great buzz already. The event will witness the National Barista Championships organised by the Irish Chapter of the Speciality Coffee Association of Ireland, SCAE Ireland, The Irish Cocktail Championships organised by the Bartenders Association of Ireland, the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions along with the Contract Caterers Competition organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland.
The National Barista Championships will culminate at Food & Bev Live 2016 and interest this year is expected to be extremely high as the National Champion will have the honour of representing Ireland on home soil in the World Barista Championships in Dublin at the World of Coffee event in June 2016.
According to Damian Marshall of SCAE Ireland; “The competitions have become more recognised in the coffee industry over the past number of years. Baristas strive to become the best in class and represent their country in the World Barista Championships each year. With every competition, we find that the performance levels and beverages created increase in standard. Not just nationally but internationally, every conversation is about June 2016 in Dublin. The whole world seems to be looking forward to coming to Ireland for World of Coffee. And who wouldn’t want to represent their country on home soil!”
The Irish Cocktail Championships are the best opportunity in Ireland for bartenders to demonstrate their cocktail making skills and it is the only competition that gives the winner a chance to compete at the World Cocktail Championships which will take place in Tokyo next year. Service of cocktails in Ireland has grown significantly in recent years and there is no doubt that the standard increases year on year.
The Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions will run over the duration of the two day event and the winning chefs will represent Ireland on the national culinary team for the Culinary World Cup in June 2017. One hundred and fifty chefs will be taking part in this competition from all over the country. College students from eight catering colleges will also be competing and this year the key will not be just how well the food is cooked and presented but also how well napkins are folded and wines are selected to match the food.
The Contract Caterers Competition will see eight contract catering companies compete for the title of Best in the Country and the standard will be very high, according to Brendan O’Neill of the Panel of Chefs in Ireland: “This will be the best Food & Bev Live as far as chefs are concerned and all those that compete are out to win. The competition is stiff and the winning, highly prestigious.”
Food & Bev Live 2016 will provide a platform for foodservice excellence and allows industry professionals to meet so many people who are the best in the business, showcase innovations, explore and sample the latest products, practices and upcoming trends and speak about topics that are important to the customer.
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