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05 Sep 2023

Compass Group UK & Ireland returns as International Salon Culinaire Headline Sponsor

Compass Group UK & Ireland returns as International Salon Culinaire Headline Sponsor

Foodservice and catering giant Compass Group UK & Ireland will once again join International Salon Culinaire as Headline Sponsor when the competition returns to ExCeL London on 25-27 March 2024 alongside HRC, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering.

With more than 100 live and static challenges across three days, Salon Culinaire is an unmissable opportunity for chefs to test their skills and creativity in a live competition environment and network with other talented chefs from across the industry.

Over 70 top chefs will be judging the dishes and displays, including Compass Group UK & Ireland Culinary Director Nick Vadis.

Vadis (pictured) says: “Salon Culinaire is a great event and we are very proud to be involved as a longstanding partner. Nurturing talent is central to our ethos at Compass and our chefs taking part in competitions is key to their development. Salon Culinaire gives our people the chance to compete, benchmark and push their skills to the next level. I am looking forward to the event next year.”   

Salon Culinaire Project Director Andrew Pantelli comments: “We’re thrilled to once again welcome Compass Group UK & Ireland as Headline Sponsor for International Salon Culinaire.

“Compass Group UK & Ireland is an industry leader when it comes to inspiring and empowering the next generation of chefs and understands the value of competition for chefs to challenge themselves, develop new skills and stand out from the crowd.”

In addition to International Salon Culinaire, there will be a range of opportunities for chefs and catering professionals to learn, network and discover innovative new techniques and products at HRC 2024.

This year's event will see the return of Chef HQ, curated by Chef Publishing, where top UK and international chefs will be hosting live demos and taking deep dives into a variety of product categories and culinary trends.

International Salon Culinaire takes place alongside HRC, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering, IFE, International Food & Drink Event and IFE Manufacturing at ExCeL London on 25-27 March 2024. To learn more about all the competitions taking place at International Salon Culinaire 2024, and for information on how to enter, visit


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