Like the Olympic Games and the World Cup, Expogast is held every four years in LuxExpo and features an international contest.
Expogast is a culinary fair that showcases the best food and drink from the region, and also includes the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup, the world’s second biggest cookery competition organised in association with the World Association of Chefs Societies.
The 2014 event promises to be even better than the 2010 version. No fewer than 30 national teams, 15 junior national teams, 10 collective catering teams, 50 regional teams and more than 1,000 individual competitors compete for the top prizes. These are the cream of the culinary world and some of the food they prepare is a sight to behold and a dream to taste.
Over five days of competition, the cooks prepare a series of courses, beginning with cold dishes that are shown to the visitors and judged by an international panel comprising 48 masters of the trade drawn from around the world. The programme also calls for the preparation of four types of finger food for six persons, a festive buffet platter for eight persons, a warm starter for one person, a vegetarian menu for one person and a festive menu for one person.
But the 45,000 or so visitors attracted to Expogast also come to taste specialities on offer from around 150 stands and to see special displays that change their view of food and how produce is treated.
Luxexpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, Luxembourg-Kirchberg