Young chefs
For the first time, the Middle East’s biggest professional cooking competition, Salon Culinaire, features a Young Chef of the Year trophy, meaning the hot young kitchen stars of tomorrow will be in attendance. Take this opportunity to meet the hopefuls, all aged between 21 and 25, in Zabeel Hall and find out what fresh ideas they’re bringing to the industry. The competition will feature 1,300 chefs from countries as far as Canada.

Zig zag
Whatever your plan is for Gulfood, make sure you have one. With 3800 stands you’ll need to create a schedule to make sure you hit your must-see exhibitor stands. Pick up a floorplan as soon as you arrive, mark out your route and get going, as there’ll be a lot to pack into a few days –perhaps focus on a different hall each day.

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