5TH EXPOTROF’S SIDE EVENTS
EXPOTROF goes beyond the bounds of a simple fair and becomes a unique interactive, entertainment and recreation event as it’s even more richful in Parallel events. Specifically, during EXPOTROF, several pleasant surprises are waiting for you, such as:
Cooking Greece: A unique gastronomic experience takes place in the kitchen of «COOKING GREECE», where Lefteris Lazarou and accomplished Chefs prepare inspired recipes, using special products of our country. Additionally, certificated Chef Clubs from all over Greece offer a unique interactive experience for visitors of 5th EXPOTROF, getting them into the secrets of cooking art and the specialties of their homeland. The public ‘travels’ in Crete, Dodecanese, Cyclades, Corfu and Peloponnese and enjoys the delightful local tastes prepared by the top Chef Clubs. Doubtless, the heart of EXPOTROF beats strong at the event ‘Cooking Greece’, since the public has the opportunity to attend a preparation and cooking marathon leading to the ultimate tasting destination.
3rd National cooking contest GREEK CHEF: The contest which became an institution, highlighting the next great chefs of our country, records for the third consecutive year its successful course. EXPOTROF and Chef Clubs from all over Greece, co-organize the 3rd National cooking contest GREEK CHEF 2018 with the look turned both in the promotion of local products and our rich gastronomic heritage, as in the beneficial quality of the Mediterranean nutrition. Furthermore, the participation of distinguished Greek chefs in the jury combined with the high level of contestants contribute significantly to the success of the competition, raising the bar for unique gastronomic creations.
Drinking Greece: When Greek traditional beverages meet the last trends in the field of mixology, the result is becoming intoxicating. The talented bartender Kostas Basis and his experienced team create subversive cocktails based on our national beverages combined with special spirits and Greek herbs. A party full of perfumes, flavors, music and positive mood takes place at the event ‘Drinking Greece – DRINK MEZZE’, since in this special event the specific beverages create a perfect food pairing with special gastronomic creations under the custody and presentation of the distinguished Chef Lefteris Lazarou. Of course, the baton of creation get many other distinguished Chefs, which they ‘testify’ their own inspired suggestions. Discover the multifaceted personality of the traditional beverages of our land through special suggestions which worthy compete international scaled cocktails.
EXPOTROF CONNECT #JobDays: Within the 5th Food & Beverage EXPOTROF Exhibition, is inaugurated the EXPOTROF CONNECT, where the action #JobDays will take place. It is an initiative of the EXPOTROF food and drink exhibition in collaboration with skywalker.gr as part of the action’s framework «Work on». Representatives of leading hotels and food companies will have the opportunity to make fruitful contacts with professionals, chef trainees, hotel and tourist employees, as well as exhibitors. EXPOTROF is the ideal meeting point, as it attracts young people with knowledge, training and creative ideas. EXPOTROF CONNECT #JobDays action, dedicated to both work and business meetings, more timely than ever, since it includes days of interconnection of leading tourism companies with both the candidates and the producers of the exhibition who stand out for their products and know-how.
The wines of Greece: Winemakers from each and every corner of Greece will be present to the upcoming 5th EXPOTROF, as the Food & Beverage Exhibition launches this year its new specialized section “The Wines of Greece”. This is a unique wine gathering that will highlight both Greek wines and the important work of local winemakers. In fact, resonant presence in the new section of the 5th EXPOTROF “The Wines of Greece” will also have the winemakers from the participating regions. Small family and historic wineries of Greece, exceptional varieties of Greek vineyards, special high-quality labels to compliment you at every special moment, are just some of what you will discover in the “Wines of Greece” section. Of course, wine lovers will have the valuable opportunity to learn the fascinating secrets of wine tasting techniques and the intoxicating taste of wine through seminars by renowned wine experts. Wine consumers thirsty for knowledge, will be able to find special wines of unique quality, while producers will make useful business transactions, opening up new prospects for their business.
EXPOTROF Awards: Products of high quality and aesthetics from participating companies compete for their innovation, packaging and traditional way of preparation. The jury led by the distinguished Chef Lefteris Lazarou, as well as experienced members from the Chefs Clubs, distinguish the top products of EXPOTROF. In fact, at the “EXPOTROF Awards” an important role is shared by the public, which determines the Audience Award according to its preference.
Seminars: Top sommeliers, nutritionists and distinguished scientists initiate visitors to the world of wine, proper nutrition and prove the uniqueness of Greek products through a series of seminars – workshops.