Open 9:30am - 5:30pm

Open 9:30am - 5:30pm

UK’s largest event for the hospitality and foodservice industry in 2017


Salon Culinaire


Salon Culinaire is the UK’s largest and most prestigious chef competition programme. It will comprise of four competition categories – Salon Display, Live Theatre, Skills Theatre and La Parade des Chefs – which will showcase the terrific skills and talent within our industry. There will be over 80 different competitions taking place over the three days of the show.

The deadline for entries has now passed, if you are interested in competing, or for further information on Salon Culinaire please contact Cora Strachan on 020 7886 3074 or


To view a PDF copy of the full competition programme please click here

To enter a competition please click here for online entries

To obtain more information about each competition, please click here for the competitor zone

To view the whole competition programme, timetables and sponsors please click here

Salon Display

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A stunning display of hand-crafted exhibits that will include work in sugar, chocolate, pastillage and fat, as well as vibrant platters and restaurant plates.

Skills Theatre

A programme of classes for chefs at the start of their career (apprentices, students and those new to competitions), which will enable them to hone and demonstrate the skills that will be vital to their career such as fish filleting, butchery, knife skills, pastry decorating etc, plus the Skills Theatre will also include some service competitions that will challenge front of house staff.

Live Theatre

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A back to back series of hot cooking classes which will take place throughout the day in 8 x adjacent work-stations for chefs of all levels of experience. Plus there is a Cook & Serve competition which will enable front of house staff to compete.

La Parade des Chefs

Lunchtime Service

A junior team will be invited to compete each day in La Parade des Chefs, and will be tasked with providing a 3 course lunch for 100 covers, which will be sold to show attendees for £32.00.

Click here to view the menus

Click here to make a reservation for La Parade des Chefs


College Canape Competition

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Plus on the evenings of Monday 23rd January and Tuesday 24th January La Parade des Chefs will host the College Canapé Competition, where a team of students will be invited to prepare and serve both food and beverages to a VIP audience

Thank you to the following companies who provide equipment and products for Salon Culinaire your support is very much appreciated.

Live Theatre
Cooking Equipment Manitowoc
Refrigeration Gram

La Parade des Chefs

Cooking Equipment Hobart Cooking Solutions
Warewashing Hobart WW

 Table Ware           DPS
Lunchtime Restaurant Service

Additional Items

Judges Jackets

Hygiene Products

Commemorative Plates ccs logoRAK


Key Supporters


Show Partners