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Qatar International Food Festival 2018 unveiled today

Major food fest, the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) has been unveiled at Hotel Park today. The festival, which will run from 4pm to 12midnight from Saturday to Wednesday, and until 1am on Thursdays and Fridays, will remain open for 11 days.

Visitors and residents to the fest can sample and relish a wide range of gastronomic experiences which include a fresh farmers’ market, special festival menus, garden picnics, at participating restaurants around Qatar. The festival will run from 4pm to 12 midnight from Saturday to Wednesday, and will stretch until 1am on Thursdays and Fridays.

Organized by Qatar Tourism Authority, the QIFF 2018, with the support of various partners, representing entertainment, hospitality, and F&B sectors in Qatar, together with the festival’s strategic partner is Katara Hospitality, the global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, the fest has Qatar Airways as its official airline.

The QIFF 2018 launch ceremony will be held at 6pm on 15th March, with one of Hollywood’s most favourite chefs, Wolfgang Puck, together with Qatar’s Aisha Al-Tamimu joining to share the QIFF Cooking Theatre stage for an exchange of culinary insights spanning from East to West. This will be followed by the first demonstration of US Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto, with the event culminating with a fireworks display along Doha Corniche.

The QIFF Cooking Theatre, a signature feature of the festival, is back with a bang this year to provide space for connoisseurs and novices to learn how to handle, prepare, present, cook and even photograph food.

A special theme for each day has been arranged, and it will run live competitions and demonstrations daily from 4pm to 10.30pm. Among the 14 internationally-renowned chefs who will take to stage to share their techniques are Christine Ha representing US, Sulaiman Al Qassar from Kuwait, Luis Rey Nino from Philippines, Ranveer Brar from India, Chef Ramzi from Lebanon, Turkey’s Murat Bozok and Aisha Al-Tamimi from Qatar.

A new coffee zone, to celebrate the aromatic coffee bean, is being introduced this year, apart from other special features such as a mini zoo in the children’s zone, all of which will add a festive atmosphere at Hotel Park, which is the main festival stage. The stage is also set to host a variety of cultural shows from countries across the globe, including live performance by the Doha-based hip hop dance troupe, music vending machine, beats and bytes, Doha Jazz, Doha String Quartet and Friends and an American music band.

Posted on 15/3/2018

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