22 March 2022

F pavilion, stage

Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition
8.00 – 16.00
A pavilion, competition venue

Hungarian Confectionery Association’s program
10:00 – 18:00
F pavilion, stage

  • János Pataki memorial competition
  • Tasting of award-winning Hungarian ice creams

Official opening ceremony and award ceremony of International Innovation Competition
10.30 – 12.00
G pavilion, Bocuse d’Or competition venue
Speeches will be delivered by:

  • Gábor Ganczer, CEO. HUNGEXPO
  • Florent Suplisson, Director of Gastronomic events, GL events
  • Dr. István Nagy, minister, Ministry of Agriculture

PGA Conference (Pannon Gastronomic Academy)
14.00 – 16.00
A pavilion, I. gallery, Room 106

23 March 2022

National Mass Catering Championship National Final
7.00 – 16.00
A pavilion, competition venue

Hungary’s Cake 2022 competition
10:20 – 17:00
F pavilion stage

CSAOSZ conference on current events and novelties in the packaging industry
11.00 – 13.00
A pavilion, I. gallery, Room 113

24 March 2022

MNGSZ Knowledge and tastes: ambassadors of good taste
A pavilion, competition venue

HALAL conference
11:00 – 12:00
A pavilion, I. gallery, Room 113

Sustainability Conference
14:00 – 17:00
A pavilion, I. gallery, Room 106

Bocuse d’Or Europe
23-24 March

Budapest hosted the European finals of the world’s most prestigious cooking competition, the Bocuse d’Or, in 2016 for the first time. In the continental selection, the best chefs in Europe are competing in front of the 24-member jury, which decide who earns the right to represent Europe at the world grand finale in Lyon. The European selection is the most popular event in the qualifying series, from where most chefs can advance to the kitchens of the finale.

We are proud that in 2022, the ten countries to compete with the bests of the world will be selected at HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center, on Sirha Budapest! Once again, competitors will have 5 hours 35 minutes to prepare a meat and fish dish with pre-defined ingredients to prove to the international jury their talent, technical knowledge, and creativity.

The Bocuse d’Or Europe, in addition to putting Sirha Budapest in the spotlight of international attention, provides a great opportunity for Hungarian gastronomy to gain greater awareness on the international stage, as the participants will work with Hungarian ingredients during both the preparation and the competition, so the chefs, restaurant owners and gastronomic experts visiting the competition will get to know Sirha Budapest’s offer.

At the same time, the competition is an unparalleled forum for sharing experiences between nations, which is especially important in the current situation, since as Zoltán Hamvas, President of the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy, said: “The industry is more keen than ever to get together, cooperate, exchange ideas, and to give strength one another after such a challenging period.”

Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition
22 March 8.00 – 16.00
A pavilion, competition venue

The competition, marked by the name of Zoltán Kolonics, one of Hungary’s most renown pastry chefs, provides an opportunity for the fifth time in 2022 for Hungarian talents of the confectionery profession to give an account of their knowledge and creativity in a competition with international standards.

National Mass Catering Championship (KÖSZ) 2021-2022
23 March 7.00 – 16.00
A pavilion, competition venue

As in previous years, competing teams must plan and prepare a three-course lunch for adults, in the spirit of modern gastronomy at a pre-determined cost of raw materials. The theme of the competition this time is Farsang (Hungarian carnival).

Confectionery programs

In 2022, János Pataki memorial competition, the confectionery competition for Hungarian adults and students will return to Sirha Budapest in the organisation of the Hungarian Confectionery Association. The Trade Corporation will also be waiting the professionals with ice cream presentations and high-quality professional presentations

Bakery programs

In 2022, the Hungarian Bakery Association will focus its professional programs on presenting bakery products sought after by consumers at Sirha Budapest.

Innovation Product Competition

Sirha Budapest, together with Trade magazin, announces its product competition, in which, companies operating in the food and HoReCa industry can present their innovative solutions that fit the theme of the exhibition. Applications will be evaluated by a professional jury in 2022 again.

Future Store Innovations

At the stand of Trade magazine, the Future Store, professionals can get acquainted with innovative commercial tools, service solutions and FMCG products, on a guided tour.

Trends and actualities on the professional conferences

Sirha Budapest has always been an important center for sharing experience and knowledge, which is especially needed after the challenges of the recent period. Therefore, the conference room of the exhibition will be awaiting the professionals for three days, with topics such as the problems of restarting, the challenges of the new situation, market reorganization or the situation of the labor market, as well as new catering trends or sustainable hospitality.

The presentations will be delivered by organizations such as the Guild of Hungarian Restaurateurs (MVI), the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) or the Responsible Gastro-Hero Foundation.

The organizers reserve the right to change the program!