HORECA Lebanon is returning to Seaside Arena, Beirut, from April 2-5, 2019. We take a look at what’s in store during the four-day hospitality and foodservice trade event
HORECA Lebanon is set to welcome 18,000 industry professionals from across the region and more than 350 local and international exhibitors from France, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Poland when it celebrates its 26th edition this April.
Objective for 2019
“Our slogan for this year is ‘For a Better Industry’ as this sums up our objective; to be a regional business meeting place where we can shape the future of the hospitality and foodservice sectors in Lebanon and the Middle East,” says Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services, the event organizer.
On the program
The exhibition will play host to a number of competitions, such as the renowned Hospitality Salon Culinaire, the Junior Chef Competition, the Lebanese Bartenders Competition, the Lebanese Barista Competition, the National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest, the Art of Service Competition and the Bed Making Competition. The Atelier Gourmand, the Wine Lab and the Annual Hospitality Forum also return, gathering the top chefs, oenologists and industry heavyweights.
In addition to the regular features, new events include the Mocktail Competition and the Latte Art Competition. HORECA Lebanon will also host two special events to highlight Lebanese flavors: Al Matbakh, where well-known Lebanese and international chefs will honor local food heritage, and the Arak Lab, giving the opportunity to local arak experts to impart their know-how. Furthermore, the national selection for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie will also take place at the show.