The exhibition that became synonymous to quality renews its rendezvous for the 9th year in a row

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The favorite exhibition of the Food and Beverage sector EXPOTROF opens its gates from 04 to 06 February 2022 at MEC Paiania and welcomes professionals and friends of gastronomy in a three-day full of taste and business meetings.

By participating in the covid-free exhibition, industry professionals give a strong message about the need for physical exhibitions, trade contacts and the promotion of Greek premium products.

Virtual Β2B meetings

As part of the extroversion, the 8th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition, gives the opportunity to all its exhibitors to talk live with buyers from Greece and abroad, who do not have the opportunity to attend the physical exhibition. Through the electronic platform www.thedelifair.gr the exhibitors will present their services and products to the general public and will be able to make scheduled appointments, after the end of the physical exhibition, with the interested companies. From the comfort and safety of their own space, the exhibitors of the 8th EXPOTROF will have access to a list of buyers from the area of ​​catering, wholesale, hotels, which shows the dynamics of the exhibition for further internationalization in the future.

“We cook Greece”

Top chefs, sommeliers and the new generation of the industry will go on stage of “We cook Greece” this year and creating unique gastronomic recipes from the products of our exhibitors and participants in the AFFA 2021 awards. Traditional recipes and new techniques will meet again at stage of We cook Greece and they are expected to enchant with their creations.

Meeting point of the Regions

The 8th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition again this year is a meeting point of the Regions of the country. Central Greece, Crete, Macedonia, Ionian and Aegean with their producers give a potential “present” for another year, highlighting in the best possible way the treasures of our country, through targeted actions.

A rich gastronomic program full of flavors and aromas is coming to the 8th EXPOTROF: The Greek Fine Food Exhibition, from 04 to 06 February 2022, at MEC Paiania.

Seductive wines, organic aromatic herbs, velvety and golden honeys, rich pasta, buttery cheeses, refined and gentle sausages, extra virgin olive oils, rich sauces, crispy freshly baked rusks and delicious beers from small Greek have the opportunity to get to know the visitors of the 8th EXPOTROF: The Greek Fine Food Exhibition, the biggest celebration of gastronomy!

Wine Corner

If you want to be informed about the beneficial properties of wine and choose the one that best suits your taste, all you have to do is visit the 8th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition from 04 to 06 February 2022, at MEC Paiania. Producers with fine wines that stand out for their taste and quality are waiting for you in the specially designed Wine Corner to try them and learn about everything!

Beer Corner 

Dozens of Greek beers that most of the public will know for the first time, will flood the space of the 8th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition and promise to delight the palates of thousands of friends of the exhibition and beer! For the first time in EXPOTROF, the Greek microbreweries will have their own special place in the Beer Corner section.

Bio Corner

In the 8th EXPOTROF: The Greek Fine Food Exhibition the certified organic products of the Greek land have their own special place. In a specially designed space, producers of organic and natural products have the opportunity to highlight their pure, high quality products in conditions that protect the specifics of each organic product.

Affa winners

Products from all over Greece that were evaluated by an experienced committee of gastronomy people, through the process of blind tasting and emerged for their quality organoleptic characteristics at AFFA 2021 will be at the 8th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition so that the audience of the exhibition to has the opportunity to get to know them up close. In addition, during the exhibition, the products that stood out for their taste, quality of production, innovation and packaging will be awarded at AFFA 2022 ..

We are pleased to announce the launch of AFFA 2022, an institution for quality and taste awards for small producers and delicatessens.

The Athens Fine Food Awards are organized for the second consecutive year by EXPOTROF and are currently the most important event for the evaluation and awarding of quality awards for Greek food. The application process starts on October 25 and ends on December 13, 2021. The evaluation will take place in January 2022 while the results and awards will be announced during the 8th EXPOTROF on February 4-6, 2022

Producers from all over the country can register with as many products as they wish and participate in the evaluation process by a special committee of professionals. The highly regarded and experienced jury consists of important chefs, winemakers, visual communications designers, wholesalers, olive oil judges, flavor journalists, f & b managers and other food professionals, and is a guarantee of credible credibility.

With consistency, professionalism, transparency, passion and a real vision for the evolution of the standard products of small producers, we designed and implemented a competition of high standards that make it unique.

Evaluation method

As a method of taste evaluation we chose the blind organoleptic test so that the members of the committee are not affected by any previous point of view about the product, the producer, its packaging or any other subjective condition. The judges fill in a special evaluation form with 25 different parameters [taste, aftertaste, body, etc], each with a different scoring weight, while the evaluation algorithm designed specifically for the competition, delivers directly – and electronically the product rating

Safety and care

The evaluation is done within a maximum period of 3 weeks from the receipt of the products and especially for the refrigerator and freezer products that are received last, within 5 days.

Eco friendly AFFA

Special biodegradable dishes, cutlery, paper towels and disposable cups are used for the evaluation, while where necessary, minimal preparation utensils are used which are cleaned with lukewarm water. The competition process takes place in a specially designed space and is electronic while the use of paper is not required.

2021 was the first year of the competition and more than 220 products participated, of which 76 were distinguished in the ranking, receiving from one to three quality stars. The distinction rate was 33% of the entries while many products were found close to the stars. 12 products were canceled as overdue or non-compliant with the Participation Regulations. The products with the highest score in their category won an additional award. The product with the highest score collected 19.61 points, while the one with the lowest 8.07. Honored person for 2021 with the corresponding award was selected by the jury Dr. Stavroula-Kourakou Dragonas for her important contribution to the development of Greek wine.

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