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Program summary

Planned programs 2020

Bocuse d’Or Hungarian Selection
Sirha Budapest will serve as the venue for the domestic finals of the Bocuse d’Or again, where the best chefs of the country will be competing with one another to win the right to represent the country at the 2020 European Finals in Tallinn and the Bocuse d’Or Finals in 2021 in Lyon!

Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition
The most widely recognized creative pastry chef of the country, Zoltán Kolonics, will provide yet another opportunity for the upand- coming talents of the country to put their skills to the test in a professional competitive environment at the Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition.

National Mass Catering Chef Competition (KÖSZ) 2019-2020
The theme of the 2019-2020 competition is “Summer dishes in the spirit of tradition and renewal”, thus teams will be presented with the task of planning and preparing a threecourse lunch that represents traditional, domestic and summer flavours in the spirit of modern gastronomy with a previously determined raw material cost.

Bakery presentations and conferences
The Hungarian Bakery Association puts emphasis on future technologies during Sirha Budapest with such topics as cooling technologies, live labour substitution and replacing night working. Not only conferences will be held but also live demostration will take place and products will be showcased, manufactured with these technologies.

Cake of Hungary Competition
The National Trade Corporation of the Hungarian Confectionery Industry will be delivering another strong professional schedule at the event, including the jurying of the Cake of Hungary, the János Pataki commemorative competition and a showcase of award-winning Hungarian craft ice creams.

Innovation Product Competition
Companies working in the food industry and HoReCa industry will again be presenting their innovative solutions tied to the themes of the exhibition at Sirha Budapest in 2020, which will be evaluated by a professional jury. The competition’s media partner is Trade Magazin.

Future Store
Year after year, the exclusive innovation stand of Trade Magazin presents trade novelties and features to experts which are little known or unknown in the country.

PRIMOM Foundation and Enterprise Europe Network B2B meetings
Sirha Budapest places a great emphasis on establishing cooperation and accordingly, professionals can take part in yet another day-long series of business meetings, with appointments made in advance online.

One of the key features of Sirha Budapest is that the exhibition is rounded off by a wide range of professional conferences tied to the related industries, thus over the course of the three days, the event’s conference hall will be continuously filled with a diverse range of lectures and roundtable discussions for professionals.

Sustainable Gastronomy Conference
On the conference program of The Heroes of Responsible Dining Foundation the speakers will discuss the topic of sustainable restaurants and the possibility of local procurement and usage of plastic in restaurants. Also, during the exhibition, they will be looking forward to help visitors and answer their questions at their booth, where they can acquire information about sustainable, environmentally friendly gastronomic solutions as well.