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A Hamburg Premiere: Young Talent Contest at INTERNORGA

Applications invited by young talents aged 26 and long. Application period to end on 15 December

Until 15 December 2015, junior chefs from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have a unique opportunity to apply for the Next Chef Award by INTERNORGA. The new innovative cooking contest has been initiated by the leading international trade fair in collaboration with celebrity chef Johann Lafer. At the contest, the young chefs must prove their technical skills before an expert jury. The only participation requirement: candidates are younger than 26 years and have completed a proper training as chef.

Premiere at INTERNORGA

The cooking contest will be held for the first time from 12 to 14 March at INTERNORGA 2016, and will be n integral part of the exhibition programme in the future. The first prize will see a dream of every chef come true: to have his own cook book published by Teubner Verlag.

Participation is easy: simply e-mail the completed application form available at, to internorga (at) or by send the application by post to tthe Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH , Internorga – Next Chef Award, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg. The application period closes on 15 December 2015.

Live Challenges at the Fair

For the big showdown, 18 participants will be selected. These young talents will be competing live at INTERNORGA 2016 in front of an expert jury, who will select six finalist. Their huge challenge: to cook a dish you were only allowed to see and taste, with the recipe and all ingredients remaining a secret. Celebrity chef Johann Lafer will be presenting the thrilling action and honour the winner.

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2016 is a very special year – INTERNORGA celebrates its 90th anniversary. INTERNORGA is the leading European trade fair for hotels, restaurants, institutional catering, bakery and confectionery, and has been held ever since 1921. It is classified by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) as the only international HORECA trade fair in Germany. INTERNORGA takes place in March every year, with around 1,300 exhibitors from Germany and abroad displaying their innovations, trends and complete solutions for the whole of the out-of-home market. In addition to the exhibitors’ presentations, there is a big programme of supporting events, international conferences, award presentations, and innovative side-event concepts. INTERNORGA is traditionally held at the Hamburg fair grounds, at the heart of Hamburg. Admission is subject to proof of trade visitor status.

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