2021

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A virtual version of International Salon Culinaire is launched as Coronavirus fears still affect the industry, giving chefs the ability to enter in various categories and the option of competing…

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2020

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Hotelympia now known as HRC goes ahead at the beginning of March 2020 and hosts International Salon Culinaire competitions. Later that month Salon Culinaire plans to celebrate its 25th edition…

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2016

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Over 900 chefs compete and new chef director Steve Munkley joins the Salon family!   A brand new Skills Theatre is introduced aimes at students and apprentices at the early…

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2014

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Industry icon Peter Griffiths MBE steps down as Salon Director after 25 years and is succeeded by James Tanner.

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2010

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Salon Culinaire hosts the Global Chef Challenge and over 825 awards are presented.

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2000

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Hotelympia goes down to 5 days with Salon Culinaire having two Live Theatres, one of which hosts Chef of the Year, Rioja Sous Chef Bursary, Kikkoman Masters, TUCO Chef Challenge,…

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1998

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Salon has grown significantly and hosts 86 competition classes with entries from USA, Turkey, Germany, Norway, Malta, Cyprus, Finland, Austria, as well as around the UK and Ireland. It has…

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1996

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Salon Culinaire celebrates 60 years as Hotelympia attracts 60,000 visitors to Earl’s Court over 6 days.

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1993

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Michelin Star winning and well known chef from Northern Ireland Michael Deane wins the first ‘Chef of the Year’ competition at the Belfast edition of International Salon Culinaire held at…

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1992

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Now celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey wins the ‘Chef of the Year’ competition.

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