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IFEX 2018 (20-22 March) Posted on 24/11/2017 00:00:00 IFEX is Northern Ireland’s premier showcase of the latest food & drink products, catering equipment, interiors, technology and services to the food, retail and hospitality industries. At the 2016 event over 5,000 key buyers from NI attended to meet with over 140 exhibiting companies. It is also a great event to showcase the hospitality and catering skills within our FE Sector.

About the event

IFEX is Northern Ireland’s premier showcase of the latest food & drink products, catering equipment, interiors, technology and services to the food, retail and hospitality industries.  IFEX is must-attend event for those in the foodservice, retail and hospitality sectors - at our last edition, 5,300+ key buyers from NI and beyond joined us to meet with over 140 exhibiting companies.

Competitions taking place 

Salon Culinaire at IFEX is Ireland's largest and most prestigious chef competition programme and will incorporate a packed programme of over 30 classes during the three days of the show.  Chefs from all sectors of the industry and of all levels of experience will have the chance to participate in a wide range of competitions that will enable them to learn new skills, develop new techniques and gain feedback from some of the best chefs in the industry. There are four competition categories to enter
  1. Street Food
  2. ChefSkills Live Theatre
  3. Larder Knife Skills 
  4. Edible Art:
When and Where

The event takes place in the Titanic Exhibition Centre (17 Queens Rd, Belfast, BT3 9DU). 
The opening times are as follows:
  • Tuesday 20 March: 10am –  6pm
  • Wednesday 21 March: 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday 22 March: 10am – 4pm


We will update this web page in due course to inform you about FE Colleges / students involved in the competitions above

Photo of Great Taste Market


Service at La Parade des Chefs IFEX