With a potentiality of changing history and strengthening bonds, food is ought to be celebrated! Any activity or event involving wafting aromas and appetizing flavours instantly reign in the hearts and minds of people. What is better than being a part of food events that not only brings together great chefs and gourmands but also mean great business?

Allowing the exchange of ideas and serving as platforms for sharing agro-biodiversity, food events are capable of helping you garner much more than you probably know of! The very idea of food events, re-integrate value back into food systems and food culture. The resourceful networking and socializing they enable are also priceless! Needless to say, they also open people up to great gastronomic experiences and emerging food trends.

Think of the renowned Pizzafest at Italy, the Good Food Show, South Africa or the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore, food events over years have been a rage for food fanatics all over! Involving restaurants, cookbooks, food stores or experiential, they provide a knowledgeable base on everything food and are ideal platforms for food tourism.

If you consider organizing a food event, make sure you do intensive research on everything from the venue to judicious budgeting. Identify your goal of organizing the food event and work around it carefully. Most importantly, bring the celebration to the food community! Whether it is for organizing them or attending them, as chefs the need to be involved in food events is massive.

Coming up is Taste of Abu Dhabi, the capital’s favourite three-day extravaganza of Music, Food and Drink. Food lovers can learn some fun tips and watch live cooking stations or just relax and listen to the incredible line-up of international music. Now in its third year, Taste of Abu Dhabi will have ICCA student chefs participating to assist, learn and take in all that they can.

So, when prestigious food events touch down your destination, always make sure you reserve a date for them in your culinary diary!