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Visitor Attractions

IFEX is Northern Ireland’s largest showcase of the latest food & drink, interiors, catering equipment, technology and services. IFEX features a range of visitor attractions designed to inspire and engage, but most importantly to impart expert insight into how to run a more profitable business.

If you're planning on visiting IFEX, make sure you've registered for your ticket!

IFEX Salon Culinaire

Salon Culinaire at IFEX is a series of culinary classes and competitions designed to nurture and discover Northern Ireland's finest culinary talent. Consisting of three key categories - Street Foodthe ChefSkills Theatre and Edible Art - Salon Culinaire raises the bar in terms of culinary skills in Northern Ireland.

Plating in the ChefSkills Theatre


Recognising and discovering some of the industry’s most promising chefs, The ChefSkills Theatre is a high-profile culinary competition, where many of Northern Ireland's celebrated chefs were first recognised, including Mechael Deane, Chris Bell and Roisin Gavin!

Parade Des Chefs Turns up the Heat

Street Food

Watch rival culinary teams go head-to-head to slice, style and serve a range of vibrant new dishes. This year's competiton will feature teams of eight, primarily from local culinary colleges, operating under realistic service conditions to prove they can deliver exceptional food under pressure.

Service at La Parade des Chefs IFEX

Edible Art

Edible Art will showcase the skills and talents of the industry as competing chefs create impressive decorative exhibitions made our of a range of foodstuffs. The finalists stunning creations are on display in what can truly be described as an 'edible art gallery'.

Edible Art Cold Display

Product of the Show Award

The prestigious product of the show award rewards the most innovative products, services and business solutions at IFEX 2018. The awards are judged by an independent panel of experts who are looking for all round excellence. 

Holy Grass Vodka bottle

Great Taste Market

IFEX has once again partnered with The Guild of Fine Food – the organisers of the prestigious Great Taste awards to bring you the Great Taste Market. It is the perfect opportunity to see and taste Ireland’s award winners all in one place. 

Photo of Great Taste Market


What the industry says about IFEX…

"IFEX provided us with a great platform to launch our new FoodCheck solution into the Irish market." Ciaran Gallagher, Marketing, Kelsius


Opening Times

Tuesday 20 March: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 21 March: 10am – 6pm
Thursday 22 March: 10am – 4pm

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