The 10th Edition of the Qatar International Food Festival is here and they are promising it to be one of the best. Bringing in diverse flavors and a chance for everyone to experience the food industry of Doha in a new way, the 10th edition promises of a futuristic Qatar. From celebrity chefs to local food scene, QIFF is a hub for it all
Where: Oxygen Park, Education City
When: 20th March – 30th March
Cooking Theatre with International Chefs
QIFF is hosting around 30 international and local celebrity chefs from 14 countries to show their culinary magic in its most popular Live Cooking Theatre.
Schools across Qatar to participate in healthy food workshops
In partnership with Qatar Foundation, QIFF will deliver a healthy food and nutrition awareness programmes for students from 50 schools across Qatar from 10-14 March, helping students distinguish between healthy nutrition and unhealthy foods, and understand the benefits and harms of each.
15% booths for local businesses and SME’s
QIFF has successfully contributed in enriching the country’s dining canvas by not only attracting international chefs to open local outlets but also, providing a platform for local entrepreneurs to introduce their innovative offerings including businesses that offer local produce from Qatari farms, offering unique authentic food experiences from gate to plate.
Cultural Shows & Roaming Entertainment
In line with the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019 theme, the festival will showcase special food and cultural offerings.
What to Expect
Over 150 F&B Stalls
3 Areas: Main Course Specialties, Kids Friendly food & Activities, Cafes and Light food
QIFF aims to grow and diversify the tourism experiences through such festivals and events in order to become a sustainable economy. Bringing in chefs from all over the world in order to lure in the foodies and aspiring chefs has been one of the key points of the festival.
Since its inception in 2010 as part of Qatar’s strategy to grow and diversify its tourism offerings in partnership with the private sector, QIFF continues to grow and welcomed over 400,000 visitors last year. Like previous years, this edition will be organized and delivered by QNTC with the support of numerous partners representing the aviation, entertainment, hospitality and F&B sectors in Qatar.
“Through this partnership, QF is seeking to enhance its collaboration with, and support for, local initiatives and events. Hosting this event is part of our mission to support community development in Qatar, which is a core mission area of Qatar Foundation.”
This event directly contributes to supporting and fostering cultural diversity and interaction between people from different backgrounds. And through being hosted in Education City, it is taking place in a diverse, active, unique, and multicultural setting.”