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Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2023

Posted On: 1 December 2022 03:10 pm Updated On: 13 March 2023 03:20 pm
Categories : Entertainment
Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2023

Events Details

Location: Al Sa'ad Plaza, Lusail Boulevard
Date: 11 March 2023 - 21 March 2023
Time: 04:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price:
  • Come - It's free!
  • General entry - It's free!

QIFF is Qatar’s longest-running food and beverage festival and is a headline event in the country’s annual social calendar. This year’s edition is returning against the picturesque backdrop of Al Sa’ad Plaza, Lusail Boulevard.

The world-class festival is set to bring together many unique culinary experiences, featuring the biggest names in hospitality, outstanding restaurants, a cooking theatre, nightly fireworks shows and live entertainment.

Facts about QIFF

  • 100 café and food providers
  • Daily fireworks show
  • Famous celebrities and chefs are taking part of the festival like: Ahmed Al-Zamel, Ali Saleh, Chef Aisha Al-Tamimi, Cooking with Mima, Chef Rachel Allen, Sara Assi and Chef Wan.
  • Roaming acts
  • Afternoon tea by the water
  • Dedicated vegan and healthy section
  • Kids area in collaboration with KidzMondo and Wow entertainments
  • Daily cooking theatre with award-winning chefs
  • Qatari cultural tent with local delicacies
  • Two premium catered food lounges in collaboration with 5-star hotels
  • Public VIP lounge
  • Live cooking masterclasses
  • Roller skating rink
  • Concerts by international artists
  • Interactive dining experience using 3D mapping in collaboration with the Ritz Carlton Doha – Le Petit Chef
  • International Horticultural Expo 2023 Qatar special kiosk with giveaways
  • The 12th Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is from 11 to 21 March at a new waterfront location in Qatar’s newest city, Lusail. The festival is organized by Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways.
  • This year’s festival honors the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture and feature popular chefs and personalities from the world of international gastronomy.
  • The festival features an international cooking stage, live concerts, kids’ activities, and nightly fireworks with free public entry.
  • This world-class festival is set to bring together many unique culinary experiences, featuring the biggest names in hospitality, outstanding restaurants, a cooking theatre, nightly fireworks shows and live entertainment.
  • The festival is set to provide incredible gastronomic delights in collaboration with international and local celebrity chefs.
  • Gastronomy lovers can look forward to 100 kiosks featuring a variety of culinary delights, a nightly cooking theatre, two premium catered food lounges in collaboration with 5-star hotels, daily entertainment, a skating rink and a family-friendly fun-filled atmosphere.
  • They can savour the very best of Indonesia, home to the famed Spice Islands as this year’s event honors the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture. Visitors can sample dishes that bind the country’s diverse culinary traditions with a rich complex flavour.
  • The food festival will also feature a special Qatari cultural tent that includes local delicacies, and a fascinating experience with Le Petit Chef, an interactive dining experience using 3D mapping, in collaboration with The Ritz Carlton, Doha.
  • Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming International Horticultural Expo 2023 Qatar, which will take place in October under the theme “Green Desert, Better Environment,” a special kiosk will be present with special plant giveaways for festival visitors.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Event

Time

Indonesian Cultural Dance Performance

6:12 pm - 6:22 pm

Indonesian/ Qatari cooking demo - Presented by Chef Aisha Al Tamimi (Qatar) and Chef / Community Influencer Nony Aska Daulika (Indonesia)

6:30 pm - 6:50 pm

Chef Aisha Al Tamim- Qatar and Ahmed El Zamel -Kuwait- Mutual Live Cooking Show

9 pm – 10 pm

Entertainment Stage

10: 05 pm – 11 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Event

Time

Chef Aisha Al Tamimi Cooking Show

5 pm – 8 pm

Entertainment Stage

8 pm - 8:15 pm

Chef Jolly – St. Regis (celebrity)

8:20 pm - 9:20 pm

Entertainment Stage

9:25 pm - 9:45 pm

Chef Nino – Cooking Academy

9:45 pm - 10:40 pm

Entertainment Stage

10:45 pm - 11 pm

Monday, March 13, 2023

Event

Time

Entertainment Stage

5 pm – 6 pm

Chef Rachael Allen

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Entertainment Stage

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Chef Mohamed

9 pm - 10 pm

Entertainment Stage

10:15 pm – 11 pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Event

Time

Chef East Levent, Le Meridian Hotels

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Chef VJ – Cooking Academy

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Entertainment Stage

7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Chef Khalid Abdallah – Cooking Academy

9 pm - 10 pm

Entertainment Stage

10:15 pm – 11 pm

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Event

Time

Chef VJ Cooking Academy

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Entertainment Stage

6:15 pm – 7 pm

Chef Manuel – Cooking Academy

7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

DJ Performance, Entertainment Stage

8:45 pm - 9 pm

Chef Aissam Ait Zaid with host founder of Pure Eats - Jill Bordelon Munir -Healthy vegan cooking from Pure Eats

9 pm – 10 pm

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Event

Time

Chef Rabab

5 pm – 5:45 pm

Entertainment Stage

5:50 pm – 6:10 pm

Mariam Ezedine – Celebrity chef

6:15 pm – 7 pm

Entertainment Stage

7 pm - 7:15 pm

Chef Dario Cecchini with translator Chef Claudio Cooking Academy

7:15 pm - 8:20 pm

Chef Claudio Cooking Academy

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Entertainment Stage

9:35 pm – 01:00

Friday, March 17, 2023

Event

Time

ICE Carving with 8 QCP Kitchen Artist and awarding ceremony

5:30 pm – 8 pm

Entertainment Stage

8 pm - 8:15 pm

Indonesian Embassy Chef Ade Putri Paramadita and Host Helianati Hilman from Jakarta

8:15 pm - 9 pm

Chef Dala – Cooking Academy

9:15 pm - 10 pm

Entertainment Stage

10 pm - 11:10 pm

Yumna Jawad – Celebrity chef

11:15 pm - 11 pm

Entertainment Stage

11 pm - 1 am

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Event

Time

QCP Vegetable Craving with 8-10 Chefs and awarding Ceremony

4:30 pm – 7 pm

Entertainment Stage

7 pm - 7:10 pm

Lucas Fourdrinier – Qatar Museum – Alain Ducasse Team

7:15 pm - 8 pm

Entertainment Stage

8 pm – 8:10 pm

Sudqi Naddaf – St. Regis Celeb

8:10 pm - 9:40 pm

Sara Mohammad Assi – Celebrity Chef

9:50 pm – 10:30 pm

Chef Mahdi - Cooking Academy

10:10 pm - 11 pm

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Event

Time

Chef Yousef – Cooking Academy

5 pm – 6 pm

Entertainment Stage

7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Chef Wan – Celebrity chef

7:50 pm – 8:40 pm

Chef Esat Akildiz – Hotel Le Royal Méridien

8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Entertainment Stage

10 pm – 11 pm

Monday, March 20, 2023

Event

Time

Chef Nuket – Cooking Academy

5 pm - 6 pm

Entertainment Stage

6 pm - 6:15 pm

Fabrice Laslo Rosso – Idam by Alain Ducasse

6:20 pm – 7:10 pm

Chef Esat Akildiz – Hotel Le Royal Meridien

7:25 pm – 8 pm

Chef Wan – Celebrity chef

8:15 pm – 9 pm

Entertainment Stage

9 pm - 11 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Event

Time

Chef Zarmig

5 pm - 6 pm

Entertainment Stage

6 pm - 6:45 pm

Chef Stephanie – Cooking Academy

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Entertainment Stage

7:45 pm - 8 pm

Chef Esat Akildiz – Hotel Le Royal Meridien

8 pm - 8:45 pm

Chef Gerry – Cooking Academy

9 pm - 10 pm

Entertainment Stage

10 pm - 11 pm

Timings:

  • Weekdays: 4 pm to 11 pm
  • Weekend: 4 pm to 1 am

    Source and cover image credit: Qatar Tourism

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