The “Gastronomy Start-up Contest”, sponsored by Internorga and the Leaders Club, and the “Gastro Prize for Start-ups, backed by orderbird, are being merged in 2018 and will be renamed “German Gastro Prize for Start-ups”. Five finalists will have an opportunity to pitch their business models at the upcoming Internorga fair from March 9-13, 2018 in Hamburg’s fairgrounds. Voters choose a winner per app. All the finalists receive prizes worth a total of EUR 50,000 while the first-prize winner can expect additional prizes.
Next Chef Award and Foodservice Forum
The third Next Chef Award will also be held at Internorga this year. Johann Lafer, patron of the Next Chef Award, said: “I find it fascinating how Internorga gives the chef’s profession a stage – so generously and fantastic. As far as I can tell, no other cooking competition in catering is so well respected and valued and garners so much publicity.” Visitors can expect expert insight and all kinds of inspiration at the 37th International Foodservice-Forum on March 8, 2018 in the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt Hamburg. This year’s congress will be held under the theme: “Think ahead – shape the lead!” International delegates including Prof. Wolfgang Henseler, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, and Stavroula Ekoutsidou, Ikea Food Germany will outline facts and figures, trends and potential markets.
Internorga is Europe’s leading trade show for the entire out-of-home market. It covers bakery and patisserie equipment, shop construction, cash register systems, digital communication and new technology, furnishings and kitchen technology as well as food and drink. The fair has been held in Hamburg since 1921. This year, exhibitors from Germany and abroad will be presenting their latest products in the Newcomers’ Area. The Print2Taste start-up, for instance, will present its 3D food printing system and the Papa Türk und Bone Brox start-ups, who have earlier appeared” on the VOX TV show “The Lion’s Den” for founders, are among other presenters. The presentations will be enhanced by a huge supporting programme, congresses with international speakers, awards and side-events.
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