One week to go to the biggest world celebration of Italian cuisine

The eight annual edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit ( ) is scheduled to start next Tuesday, on November 7, 2016 in Dubai and will go on until November 17 and will see the participation of the world’s leading Italian chefs and Dubai’s leading restaurants and companies.

34 chefs with 45 Michelin Stars between them come together to celebrate the art of Italian Cuisine, joining hands to impart their endless culinary knowledge amongst food connoisseurs, restaurateurs and foodies alike.

What to look forward to?

The Summit at Specialty Food Festival (7-9 November) – Dubai World Trade Centre
Hundreds of exhibitors are expected to join the Summit and live stations are set up across the arena with demos, gelato stands and cooking competitions taking place, all under one roof.

Italian Cuisine Master Classes (7 – 9 November) – Dubai World Trade Centre
Talented Italian chefs impart their Michelin star knowledge during bespoke masterclasses. To be held throughout the Summit, the masterclasses will focus on different areas of Italian cuisine and are hosted in collaboration with Universitá Pizza and the International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai.

Italian Pizza World Summit (7-10 November) – Dubai World Trade Centre
Pitting the pizzerias of Dubai with those from the GCC and around the world, the Italian Pizza World Summit is one of the most coveted competitions held at each edition of the Summit, adjudicated by a panel of Italian cuisine experts.

The Italian Pizza Gourmet Dinner of the Century (9 November) – Billionaire Mansion, TAJ Dubai
Billionaire Mansion will play host to a memorable dinner by four Michelin star chefs and three top Pizza Chefs, setting the stage for a luxury dinner where their creations will be matched with the finest grapes of the world.

Italian Summit Golfing Day (10 November) – Jumeirah Golf Estates
A unique world golf tournament with 5 Gourmet Stations at the holes where to taste delicacies made by Michelin starred Chefs. The tournament will followed by a Gala dinner signed by the same chefs

“United Nations by Italian Cuisine” Gala Dinner (12 November) – JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Twenty-five Michelin star chefs join 180 cooks across 18 nationalities to present their expertly crafted dishes before six hundred guests in the “United Nationals by Italian Cuisine” Gala Dinner.

Exclusive Dinner Event (13 November) – Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Celebrity chef Heinz Beck presents an evening for grape connoisseurs and culinary aficionados alike. Titled ‘Best Kept Secrets of Italian Grapes’ the special dinner will take place at the chef’s exclusive restaurant, Social by Heinz Beck, at the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel on the Palm on 13 November 2016.