Planned programs of Sirha Budapest 2022

Bocuse d’Or Europe

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.”

VinCE Budapest

In the spring of 2022, the best-known and highestquality indoor wine event in Hungary, VinCE Budapest, is awaiting the professional and wine-loving visitors for the 11th time, now, together with Sirha Budapest for the first time. At the event, which presents the bests of the Hungarian and international offer, the guests can taste not only excellent Hungarian, but also outstanding international wines and spirits.

VinCE Budapest provides an opportunity for exhibitors, Hungarian and international professional visitors and wine lovers to meet and enjoy the company of each other and good wines as well.

Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition

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

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 National Trade Corporation of the Hungarian Confectionery Industry. 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.

PRIMOM Foundation B2B meetings

Sirha Budapest is an important forum for establishing new professional relationships. The PRIMOM Foundation’s half-day business meeting series provides an opportunity for professionals to arrange meetings with potential partners after online registration.

Future Store

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!