Monday, 7th November


  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Dubai World Trade Centre – Summit Kitchen Demo Area
  • Program

CULINARY MASTER CLASSES AND DEMOS

The Summit is a partner of the Speciality Food Festival,the most important gourmet and niche food exhibition in the Middle East. For the fourth year in a row the Summit will feature, in three different spaces: cooking demonstrations by Italian Michelin-starred Master Chefs, cooking competitions and some of the best of Made in Italy food products, through its partners and sponsors.


  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Dubai World Trade Center Summit Gelato Stand

DEMOS ON ITALIAN PASTRY AND CHOCOLATE BY MASTER PASTRY CHEFS AND ARTISANS

In this unique competition only chefs will prepare one of the most unique expressions of Italian gastronomic culture. Gelato has less fat than ice cream. While the latter is normally heavy on the cream and has a fat content of at least 10 percent, gelato uses more milk than cream, and generally also uses less egg yolks — if any. Ice creams are churned faster and harder than gelato. The chef’s gelato finally is in general a culinary creation, since it’s served in their restaurants, with a higher level of complexity and subsequently flavour.


  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Dubai World Trade Center – Summit Kitchen Demo Area

7th PASTA PREMIER LEAGUE

The Pasta Premier League is a contest celebrating the most important ingredients of Italian Cuisine and the talent of Chefs of Italian Cuisine, working outside Italy. Each participant is required to cook and submit a dish of pasta (durum wheat dry pasta) according to either a traditional /historic recipe of Italian Cuisine or an original one.


  • 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Dubai World Trade Center – Italian Pizza World Summit Stand

BEST PIZZA IN UAE

The Italian Pizza World Summit Contest is a competition promoted by the 8th Italian Cuisine World Summit in Dubai to celebrate high-quality and authentic Italian Pizza. The competition aims both at enhancing consumer awareness and rewarding pizzaiuoli committed to this exceptional expression of Italian cuisine. The contest is divided in three sections: Best Italian Pizza in the UAE, Best Italian Pizza in the MENA, Italian Pizza World Summit Contest.


  • 11:00 AM
  • Dubai World Trade Center – Room Ras El Khaimah – 1st Floor

PRESS CONFERENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE

A Preview of the event that will be staged in 7 countries around the world bu the Italian Goverment. Hosted by the Italian Ambassador in the UAE and a Senior Representative of the Italian Goverment Hosted by the Italian Ambassador in the UAE and a Senior Representative of the Italian Goverment.


  • 3:30 PM
  • Dubai World Trade Center – Room Ras El Khaimah – 1st Floor
  • Program

BUSINESS CONFERENCE : SPECIALITY ITALIAN FOOD IN THE UAE AND GCC COUNTRIES: OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGES

The seminar promoted by the Italian Cuisine World Summit in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency firstly targets Italian businesses representatives, in Dubai for the Food Speciality Festival and businesses and operators interested in learning what are the difficulties and the opportunities to penetrate this important market.


  • 6:00 PM
  • Dubai World Trade Center Plaza

OPENING GALA DINNER, THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE

A unique spectacular celebration of the Italian Traditional meal by 5 Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs.Official Opening of the Summit, Celebrating Italy as country partner of the Food Speciality Fair and Announcing the first Italian Cuisine week in the world event.Rewarding people who distinguished themselves in the promotion of Italian Cuisine and Restaurants around the world