The Chef Expo and Summit 2019 was a three-day event held in East Africa that brought together chefs, culinary students, suppliers, and investors from the hospitality industry. The event was designed to create a platform for chefs to network with suppliers and showcase their skills and experiences. The aim was to promote the culinary industry in the region and create awareness about career opportunities in the field.
The event had various exhibits featuring suppliers of food products, kitchen equipment, and cleaning detergents for the food industry. The suppliers had a chance to showcase their products to potential customers, and attendees could sample new products and learn about the latest trends in the industry. The event also had panel discussions featuring high-profile chefs who shared their experiences, advice, and insights on various topics related to the culinary industry.
One of the main themes of the event was food safety. The attendees discussed the importance of producing safe and nutritional food and how it is key to the success of any food business. They also talked about the need for chefs and food businesses to be aware of the various food safety regulations and how they can implement them to ensure the safety of their customers.
The event also had a mentoring program for culinary students from different schools. The students had the opportunity to interact with experienced chefs and suppliers and learn about the latest products and techniques in the industry. The mentoring program was designed to help the students improve their skills and knowledge and prepare them for a successful career in the culinary industry.
Towards the end of the event, there were awards presented to chefs and suppliers in different categories. The awards were given to recognize the achievements and contributions of the chefs and suppliers to the culinary industry in the region. There was also a live cooking challenge where chefs had to prepare a dish within a set time limit and were judged based on their skills and presentation.
Overall, the Chef Expo and Summit 2019 was a valuable event for those in the culinary industry. It provided a platform for networking, learning, and showcasing the latest trends and products in the industry.