International Salon Culinaire is the UK’s largest and most prestigious chef competition programme. It will comprise of four competition categories – Salon Display, Live Theatre, Skills Theatre and La Parade des Chefs – which will showcase the terrific skills and talent within our industry. There will be over 100 different competitions taking place over the four days of the show.

For further information on International Salon Culinaire please contact Cora Strachan
on 020 7886 3074;

Interested in Competing?

Online entries have now closed, we may still be able to accept entries into some competitions, please contact Cora Strachan on 020 7886 3074; to discuss further.

La Parade des Chefs

Lunchtime Service 

Each day two teams will be invited to compete in La Parade des Chefs, and will be tasked with providing a 3 course lunch for 100 covers, which will be sold to show attendees for £37.00. This charge includes a £1 donation to each of our partner charities, Just A Drop, and Hospitality Action

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Learn about the teams and find out what it means to them to compete here

To reserve a table in La Parade des Chefs, and view the teams’ menus please click here 

Salon Display

A stunning display of hand-crafted exhibits that will include work in sugar, chocolate, pastillage and fat, as well as vibrant platters and restaurant plates.

Compass Group UK LogoHeadline sponsor
Compass Group UK

Skills Theatre

A programme of classes for chefs at the start of their career (apprentices, students and those new to competitions), which will enable them to hone and demonstrate the skills that will be vital to their career such as fish filleting, butchery, knife skills, pastry decorating etc. The Skills Theatre will also include some service competitions that will challenge front of house staff.

Headline sponsor 
Le Cordon Bleu London

Live Theatre

A back to back series of hot cooking classes which will take place throughout the day in 10 x adjacent work-stations for chefs of all levels of experience. There is also a Cook & Serve competition which will enable front of house staff to compete.

College Canapé Competition

On the evenings of Monday 5th March and Wednesday 7th March La Parade des Chefs will host the College Canapé Competition, where 2 teams of students will be invited to prepare and serve both food and beverages to a VIP audience.

Headline Sponsor
Worshipful Company of Cooks





Thank you to our Sponsors

La Parade des Chefs
The Bonnet Kitchen                            Hobart                     
Refrigeration   foster
Warewashing hobart 
The Blue Seal Kitchen

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Combi Oven

Restaurant Design abda 
Restaurant Booking  Avenista
Tableware RAK Logo  
Glassware Utopia Nude
Front of House Service  Westminster Kingsway College
College Canapé Competition
Ingredients (Lamb)  
Ingredients (Caramel) Renshaw
Ingredients (Cheese) Delamere
Coffee Machine
Skills Theatre


Induction Hobs Induced Energy
Induction Pans Contacto
Lamb for Butchery Competition  
Live Theatre
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Kitchen Porters Angel HR Logo
Judges Chef Jackets ccs 

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Any Questions...

If you have any questions regarding International Salon Culinaire please contact Cora Strachan +44 (0) 20 7886 3074; or Nadine Close +44 (0) 20 7886 3137