Organised by Jobs Inc — The Event Company, HIFF will showcase foods, drinks and culinary styles from all over the world and still has some stands available for food professionals to come and exhibit their cuisine or products, whether they are restaurants, ingredient suppliers, wine merchants or other businesses connected with the culinary arts.
The festival will offer relaxing days out for whole families, as they sample interesting cuisine from many different parts of the world while listening to some superb live music from equally diverse cultures. HIFF incorporates exhibition stands where visitors can experience, sample and purchase different foods, ingredients and beverages, and two exciting competitions for bakers and chefs. The festival venue is open from 10am to 5pm both days.
The HIFF Chefs’ Competition will take place on Day two, in rounds lasting 40 minutes each, at 10am, 1pm and 3.30pm, and teams will receive a mystery basket with three mystery ingredients which must be incorporated into their dish. Judges will score the meals on presentation, taste and creativity.
The Cheeseman has come aboard as a sponsor by agreeing to donate some mystery ingredients for the baskets, and one of its co-sponsors in the Zimbabwe on a Plate Competition, African Distillers, is also participating in the event. Winning recipes will be posted on the HIFF website for the year, with profiles of the winners. Both amateur and professional teams can enter, by application, and will be confirmed provided the organisers consider them likely to offer an exciting, informative and entertaining performance.
HIFF has been devised to meet the need for a food show, along the lines of those taking place annually in major cities across the globe, which illustrate the diversity of food, beverages and culinary cultures available in Zimbabwe today, and grant a great the opportunity for restaurants, food providers and food services to showcase what they have to offer to a broad audience at a large event. Exhibitors will comprise embassies, restaurants, hotels, food and drink producers and suppliers, wine merchants and wine estates, chefs and caterers, service providers to the food industry, food retailers, bakeries, bread and cake makers.
This event promises much enjoyment and tantalising of the taste buds for visitors and no doubt the chef’s competition will draw large crowds of spectators and the baker’s competition, plenty of interest too. Zim on a Plate entrants have been invited both to enter the competitions and to take stands.