Award-winning chefs will perform live at the Cooking Theatre, and the whole family can enjoy daily cooking contests, culinary workshops, and entertainment.
The eleventh edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is entering its final week in a landmark three week run. The festival, which opened on 26 November, is taking place at Al Bidda Park, and ran a special activation along Corniche Road in its opening week. Over 140 vendors from regional and international markets are serving up culinary masterpieces.
QIFF Cooking Theatre
The live QIFF Cooking Theatre features a daily show with at least two events including cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs and competitions every weekday from 16:00 – 21:00 and 17:00 – 23:00 on weekends.
The Chef’s Table gives diners the opportunity to sit and eat with the chef who has cooked their meal. The restaurants below will be participating in this week’s Chef’s Table:
- Hakkasan with Executive Chef Ho Yiek Chung on Monday, 13 December.
- Bibo by Chef Dani Garcia with Executive Chef Santiago Guerrero on Wednesday, 15 December.
- La Bodega Negra with Executive Chef Aaj Fernando from 13 December to 15 December.
- Scalini with Executive Chef Roberto Apa through the week until 17 December.
- Riyasat with Executive Chef Grenal Godinho through the week until 17 December.
- Zengo with Chef Hari Wahyudin through the week until 17 December.
- Toro with Chef Arturo Mendez through the week until 17 December.
- Maya with Chef Sergio Peña through the week until 17 December.
Family entertainment options abound, with a mix of live music and DJs, roaming shows, mini golf, trampolines, a hot air balloon experience, carnival games, and more. Folk traditional bands from the region and internationally will also showcase their musical styles, making for a truly multicultural experience. Following are some of the notable performances:
- Harget Kart will perform at 8pm on Wednesday, December 15
- Music Vending Machine will perform at 6.30pm, 7.15pm and 8.15pm on Thursday, December 16
- Major Fifth will perform at 6pm – 7pm on Friday, Dec ember 17
The ever-popular fireworks display made a return this year, taking place at 21:00 on the weekends i.e., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the course of the festival. The final fireworks display of this year’s QIFF will take place on Friday, December 17 at 21:00.
Qatar Tourism works closely with partners from the private sector in developing a diverse and rich annual events calendar in order to energize the hospitality and retail sectors, drive domestic tourism and attract regional visitors year-round.
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About Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF):
Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is a multicultural festival that celebrates the country’s diverse food, beverage and hospitality offerings. Held over a course of several days during Qatar’s pleasant winter weather, the festival invites residents and visitors to enjoy special culinary experiences in scenic outdoor spaces.
QIFF forms a part of Qatar Tourism’s strategy to grow and diversify the country’s tourism offering, particularly in the area of family and urban entertainment. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of partners in both the public and private sector, it has grown since its first edition in 2010 to become one of the most-anticipated events in Qatar’s growing calendar of annual festivals and events.
About Qatar Tourism (QT)
Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment, rooted in Service Excellence.
Qatar Tourism is responsible for regulating and developing the tourism and hospitality industry, encouraging more investments from the private sector, as well setting the national strategy of the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and oversee its implementation, in order to diversify the tourism offerings in the country and increase visitor spend.
Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally, enhancing the tourism sector’s ability to reach target audiences directly.
Since launching QNTSS, the economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with the government designating tourism in 2017 a priority sector in pursuit of a more diverse economy and more active private sector.
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