Event Profile


As Lebanon's only large-scale annual food event, the sixth edition of the Beirut Cooking Festival is returning to BIEL.

Bringing together trade professionals and consumers who share a passion for the culinary arts, the festival features entertaining and interactive programs from more than 100 exhibitors, top celebrity chefs, beverage consultants and lifestyle experts, as well as producers, retailers and restaurants. 


Date: 17 – 19 November 2016

Time: 11am – 9pm

Venue: BIEL, Beirut


100+ Exhibitors

• Food and beverage
• Organic food
• Small producers
• Artisanal food
• Leading restaurants
• Accessories and utensils
• Tableware 
• Kitchen equipment: industrial and small-scale 
• Services (cookery courses, chefs at home, etc.)


15, 000+ Visitors


Thousands of visitors attend the show to indulge in a celebration of fantastic food, drink and the art of cooking.

• The event attracts a public interested in all aspects of cuisine, with medium to high purchasing power 

• The show is popular with food lovers and homemakers



What's Cooking?

The Beirut Cooking Festival hosts a lineup of dynamic events to engage the public. These include: 

Chefs’ Theatre Celebrity chefs conduct live demonstrations with their best recipes, advice and tips.

Beverage Theatre Exciting and informative sessions explore the flavors of the world’s greatest beverages.

Olive oil sessions An insight into olive oil with professional olive oil experts and tasters.

Wine tasting sessions Exploring wine with professional wine makers and experts.

Cookery School Celebrity chefs share gastronomic secrets in a fun and educational environment to teach participants how to recreate culinary masterpieces.

Lifestyle Theatre Exciting and informative sessions with etiquette consultants, designers, florists, foodservice experts and dieticians.

Librairie Gourmande A wide selection of cookbooks and book signings by famous cooks and authors.

Kids' Village An exciting play area with a host of activities for little ones including a children’s kitchen with cooking sessions for kids.



The Organizer

Hospitality Services founded HORECA in Beirut in 1993 and subsequently grew the HORECA network to encompass Jordan, Kuwait and KSA. The company also organizes a host of other annual events including The Garden Show & Spring Festival and Whisky Live Beirut. It further publishes a number of magazines including Hospitality News Middle East, serving the hospitality and foodservice sectors, Taste & Flavors, Lebanon's number one food and lifestyle reference and Lebanon Traveler, promoting Lebanon's touristic wealth and spotlighting the country's best kept rural and urban secrets.