SINGAPORE WINS CULINARY OLYMPICS 2016 WITH MKN COOKING TECHNOLOGY
This year, 25,000 visitors turned the IKA/Culinary Olympics into the gastronomic highlight of 2016. Singapore won the battle of chefs in the national competition cooking with professional cooking technology by MKN. “We were bigger and better than ever before,” Andreas Becker, President of the German Chefs Association, summed up the IKA/Culinary Olympics experience 2016.
From the 22nd to 25th October 2016, the venue in Erfurt turned into the biggest Restaurant of the world. A mecca for chefs, industry partners, gourmets and hobby chefs. For four days they witnessed the top elite of the worldwide chefs network do their best to satisfy the palettes of judges and guests alike.
“The new category for the Junior National team, the edible buffet, was especially successful“, Becker explains the newest trend of the IKA. For the very first time in 116 years the Junior National Teams didn’t prepare a cold plate presentation, but prepared an edible buffet, that could be tasted and enjoyed by judges and guests alike.
In 18 glass kitchens, equipped with MKN technology from the traditional appliances to the multifunctional combi steamer and FlexiChef, more than 2000 chefs from 59 nations prepared over 7000 fresh meals. But of course there could only be one winner and Singapore took the trophy for best national team before Finland, who won silver and Switzerland, who won bronze.