The first Beirut Cooking Festival closed its doors on November 19, 2011. More than 5,000 homemakers and food lovers enjoyed this festival. Food and beverage professionals were able to showcase their products, check out what are the latest creations on the market and mingle with the industry key players. From food to food related appliances, professionals were updated while enjoying the event.

For homemakers and food lovers, the festival was the opportunity to sample the latest products available and update their shopping lists to include the newly appreciated products. This celebration of food, drink and the art of cooking satisfied all five senses as it stimulated your taste buds, pleased your sense of smell, exposured you to a variety of food textures, sizzle your hearing and attracted your eye.

“Master classes and demonstrations with celebrity chefs, wine tastings, olive oil tastings, floral arrangements and savoir-vivre, book signings and many more activities made this event a learning and entertaining experience” said Mrs. Joumana Salamé, Managing Director Hospitality Services and she added “Visitor could discover chefs’ insights for healthy meals as they gave out recipes for every day dishes. Celebrity chefs revealed some of the secrets of their trade, making cooking experience an easier yet richer one. Even children learned the art of cooking at events especially catered for them, and who knows they might be the next Jamie Oliver!”