World's top chefs gather at Helsinki Airport in November

Thursday 28, October 2010


World's top chefs gather at Helsinki Airport in November


Gastronomy professionals from East and West meet at an international Food & Fun event at Helsinki Airport November 10-11, 2010.


The theme of the Helsinki event is Travel Cuisine. The participants create new menus of the given raw ingredients using the theme East meets West. The theme merges the Asian, European and American cuisines into multicultural, culinary experiences.


Inspired by the cooperation of Icelandair and Finnair, the Food&Fun event will be organized at Helsinki Airport. Top chefs from East and West will participate, including Kazumi Okochi, Erwin Peters, Glen Ballis, Michael Ginor, Siggi Hall and Flora Mikola.


As part of the event, there will be a seminar and panel discussion, where food industry professionals ponder over future food trends, presentation of the Finnish candidate for Bocuse d'Or, Matti Jämsen, and the opening of the renewed Restaurant and Deli Fly Inn.


The objective is to draw attention to Helsinki as the meeting point of eastern and western food culture. In particular, the organizers want to bring forth the culinary preferences of future travelers.


Helsinki is the leading long-haul airport in Northern Europe. It is a popular transfer airport in air traffic between Asia and Europe. For about 15 years already, it has been one of the best airports in Europe.


"Food & Fun is part of the innovative development at Helsinki Airport. The international gastronomy event is a new way to both develop the airport, and to produce memorable culinary experiences for the customers", aligns Kalle Ruuskanen, Managing Director of Select Service Partner Finland.


Food & Fun was started in Iceland in 2000. The event has been arranged annually in Reykjavik, and later on, promotional event have been held, e.g., in Washington, St Petersburg, and Brussels. Food & Fun is the professional, but relaxed encounter of the top chefs.


The event is made possible by the cooperation of Finnair and Icelandair. Both Finland and Iceland act as natural meeting points of the eastern and western cultures. Other cooperation partners include Helsinki Airport, City of Helsinki, Economic Information Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and SSP Select Service Partner Finland Oy.



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