Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung
2004 Culinary Olympics
The 2004 Internationale
Kochkunst Ausstellung, better known as the Culinary Olympics, will be held in Erfurt, Germany on
October 17th through 20th, 2004. Creativity, innovation, and tradition
meet under an international influence, a melting pot culinary intuition.
This trend setting event highlights all aspects of the art of cooking in a
competition of the best from around the globe.
More than one thousand cooks and confectioners from 33 countries compete
for medals and the championship title at the Culinary Olympics.
Altogether 115 national and regional teams and about 300 individual
exhibitors demonstrate their efficiency with trend setting culinary
Cooking live in “glass“ kitchens, chefs produce artistic exhibitions in
front of an enthusiastic audience and a team of international
judges. . The jury assesses technical skills, creative recipes, artful
presentation and taste. The audience can experience the atmosphere of the
competition live at the “Nation's Restaurant”.
Cold Platters Show
Imagination and perfection go hand in hand at the Cold Platters Show.
A wealth of overwhelming presentations greets the visitor on artfully
arranged tables and invites guests to marvel and talk shop. National and
regional teams, military teams, and numerous individual exhibitors compete
in this discipline against each other. All night they work in the
kitchens, arranging their presentations, plates with appetizers, main
courses, desserts, chocolates, and cakes in the exhibition hall early in
Highly motivated young cooks from all over the world compete at the
National Youth Team's Competition.
Right in front of the audience, the young participants - all below 23
years of age - swirl through the “glass“ kitchen while preparing their
competition meals which are served in the “Youth Restaurant“. Demanding
task competitions follow in the afternoon.
Sweet dreams come true at the
Following the great response to the first Confectioner's Competition at
the 2000 Olympics, a meeting of the best teams is again planned for the
IKA 2004. A steady hand and a sharp eye are necessary to create sweet
works of art in front of the audience at the cook's studios.
In a second competition, pastry
chefs present their arrangements of cakes, pies, petit fours, desserts,
chocolates and pulled sugar.
2004 Culinary Olympics Guidelines and Applications
Results of 2000 IKA Culinary Olympics
United States Brings Home the Gold!
Results of the Culinary Olympics Berlin 1996