Celebrating the very best in food, drinks and kitchen equipment as well as highlighting the latest culinary trends, Beirut Cooking Festival is returning to the capital for its eighth edition on November 8-10 at the Seaside Arena

“Being a nation of food lovers, this event is a true celebration of our culture. It is a place where people can discover new flavors, the latest cookery trends and find exciting local and international products,” says Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services, the festival organizer.

The three-day event is set to welcome more than 15,000 visitors who will have the opportunity to browse over 100 stands showcasing innovative brands and artisanal products. The exhibition will also host countless workshops with 30 of the finest chefs, beverage consultants and lifestyle experts.

A rich program of events includes cooking demonstrations at the Chefs’ Theater with top Lebanese chefs such as Youssef Akiki, Kamil Bouloot, Maroun Chedid and Semaan Hilal, sessions with influencers and dieticians at the Lifestyle Theater, a festive table setting and the Librairie Gourmande, an area showcasing the latest cookbooks.

The festival will also include the Taste Lebanon food court, with 20 vendors serving international and Lebanese favorites.