Culinary Olympic Dates Announced


ERFURT, Thuringia — The first deadline of the 2012 IKA/Culinary Olympics is nearing, as national team registration is to be completed by Sept. 30.

Forty-five teams have registered for this 23rd quadrennial event, which is expected to grow to 53 nations with some 1,600 chefs competing. Canada will enter individually and as part of National Team Canada and Youth Team Canada.

Endorsed by the World Association of Chefs, the event is held in association with the Inoga Trade Fair for the hotel, catering and hospitality sector and is organized by the German chefs’ federation, International Verband Koche Deutschland.

This will be the fourth time Erfurt has hosted the Culinary Olympics, Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), which originated in 1896 and was first held in 1900 in Frankfurt where it continued every four years until moving to Erfurt.

The event will be held at Messe Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany, from Oct. 6 to 9.

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