Salon Culinaire Belfast

Our Salon Culinaire Belfast competitions are held bi-annually at IFEX, the premier trade event for the food, retail, and hospitality industry in Northern Ireland at Belfast’s iconic TEC Centre.

International Salon Culinaire is Ireland’s largest and most prestigious chef competition programme that has run for over 25 years and incorporates a packed programme of over 30 classes during the three days of the live show. Helping to launch the careers of the likes of Michael Deane, David Long and Paul Cunningham the competition has consistently been supported by the Department for the Economy, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), the Food Standards Agency, Flogas, and Stephen’s Catering Equipment.

In 2018 Salon Culinaire Belfast was honoured to host the World Butcher’s Challenge in which we welcomed over 500 international delegates from 12 countries to compete. Following an outstanding display of butchery skills, the home nation, Team Ireland were announced as the World’s Top Butchers!

To find out more about IFEX and Salon Culinaire Belfast, head to the website below.