Sirha Istanbul, the benchmark event for hospitality and food service professionals, is taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center until Nov. 28. Sirha Istanbul organizes several prestigious events including the finals of the Bocuse d'Or-Turkey and Coupe du Monde de la P'tisserie-Turkey competitions. The best chefs of Turkey will compete in front of a live audience to represent Turkey in the European Continental Selections.
Visitors have a chance to attend tastings and visit several exhibitors, including a section dedicated to the "Taste Inventory of Anatolia," a concept launched with the support of "Mutfak Dostları Derneği" (Friends of the Kitchen Association) and Metro Cash & Carry Turkey, where local original products and their producers from all over Turkey will be presented. There are visiting chefs to present special Chef's Table events, such as "The Taste Pairing" by Paul Da Costa-Greaves for Metro Cash & Carry and Le Cordon Bleu chefs' demonstration of French and Peruvian tastes.
Among the other not-to-miss events are the "6th Sense Gastronomy Platform" and several conferences including the "Sirha World Cuisine Summit." The conference is in English and Turkish with simultaneous interpreting is provided. Sirha is also hosting the Omnivore World Tour. The famous Omnivore Festival will once again make a stopover in Istanbul to feature master classes delivered by reputed international and local chefs. Most events are free to all. Additionally, there will be two Omnivore Pop-up Dinners to take place at Salt NeoLokal and the party Omnivorious by Badoit at Mamas Shelter.