Welcome back to Miscellany. In today's edition, we will present you information about Indonesia as the host of the annual international culinary expo
The 2018 SIAL Interfood Culinary Expo took place from 21-24 November at JiExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. The SIAL Interfood is an international culinary expo affiliating with a French trade expo named Salon International de L'alimenation (Global Food Marketplace). The annual expo presents various stalls of food, beverages, hotel, restaurant, and cafe equipment, catering services, and bakery. Deputy of Industrial and Institutional Development at the Indonesian Tourism Ministry, Rizki Handayani Mustafa says that the SIAL Interfood 2018 will support the development of Indonesian culinary industry as well as promote Indonesian tourism. Rizki Handayani added that Indonesian culinary industry has developed rapidly. Nowadays, it is very easy to find restaurants or coffee shops serving modern cuisine in both big and small cities. The revival of Indonesian culinary is also reflected by the huge foreign reserves contributed from this industry that is 30% of tourists' expenditures.
The expo holds a number of events in collaboration with numerous organizations, associations, as well as national and international culinary and gastronomical chefs, and practitioners, such as the SIAL innovation or the highest appreciation given to participants with the best innovation in food products and their supporting industry like packaging. The brands which win the SIAL innovation will be featured in all SIAL Interfood expos in France, Canada, India, China, and Middle Eastern countries. Besides, there is an event called La Cuisine Competition in collaboration with World's Chefs and Association of Culinary Professionals -ACP. It is a forum for international culinary experts and professional chefs to demonstrate and compete their cooking skills.
Some other events include tea demo and tea-brewing competition, seminar and workshop about coffee and wine, as well as business meeting among international culinary businesspeople. This year, the SIAL Interfood 2018 targets 75,000 visitors. Last year, The SIAL Interfood 2017 was participated in by 900 participants from 33 countries and 53,000 visitors from 49 countries.
That was Miscellany about Indonesia as the host of the annual international culinary expo.