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Salon Culinaire Belfast

Salon Culinaire Belfast is a series of culinary competitions designed to nurture and discover Northern Ireland's finest culinary talent.

Consisting of two key categories; Chef Skills Live Theatre and Edible Art, the Salon Culinaire Belfast raises the bar in terms of culinary skills in Northern Ireland.

Hospitality Core Skills Hub
World Skills NI

Addressing an industry wide problem, the Hospitality Core Skills Hub is a hands-on demo theatre where students learn new skills from fish filleting to bed making.

New areas for 2024 are barista skills such as latte art and making the perfect cocktail in the mixology sessions.

Chef Skills Live Theatre

Recognising and discovering some of the industry’s most promising chefs, The Chef Skills Live Theatre comprises of a series of culinary competitions, where many of Northern Ireland's celebrated chefs were first recognised, including Michael Deane, Chris Bell and Roisin Gavin!

The competitions culminate in the prestigious Northern Ireland Chef of the Year Competition.

Enter a Chef Skills Class Here IFEX Exhibition 2024 - Chef Skills Live Theatre

IFEX Masters Arena *NEW*

The Masters Arena will focus on three key areas of our industry including bakery, butchery and coffee.

Each day will be dedicated to one of these areas, with parallel competitions, masterclasses and exhibitor tastings going on throughout the day.

Edible Art

Edible Art will showcase the skills and talents of the industry as competing chefs create impressive decorative exhibitions made out of a range of foodstuffs.

The finalist’s stunning creations are on display in what can truly be described as an 'edible art gallery'.

Enter an Edible Art Class Here: IFEX Exhibition 2024 - Edible Art

The Spotlight Stage *NEW*

The stage will feature a number of engaging and experienced professionals who will be discussing a wide range of topics across the three days including sustainability, the impact that the energy sector has on hospitality and the future of the industry.


Learn about what’s hot right now in the drinks world and see the latest trends in the market, and sample some of the most innovative and new drinks brands.

There’ll be a whole host of experts on hand to give you the latest business advice and to help you make the right selections to suit your business.

Great Taste Market

IFEX 2024 has once again partnered with The Guild of Fine Food, the organisers of the prestigious Great Taste Awards - the world’s largest food and drink accreditation scheme to bring you the Great Taste Market.

It is the perfect opportunity to see and taste some of the 2023 award winning products.

The Brew Bar *NEW*

Located in the IFEX Coffee Festival, discover coffee from a variety of roasters and different techniques to brew using Hario's range of equipment.

There will be different roasters daily so make sure you visit more than once to see what's brewing.