Highlights from Anuga 2017

With around 165 000 trade visitors from 198 countries, after its new exhibitor record (7405 exhibitors from 107 countries), Anuga 2017 also registered a good increase in the number of visitors. In addition to products and concepts, plenty of valuable information and cooking presentations were offered in the scope of special events, congresses and workshops. The Anuga Culinary Stage presented many opportunities to experience aspiring young chefs at the stove, get to know new products and gain new ideas for one’s own kitchen.

The Anuga Culinary Stage at Anuga 2017.

Highlights of the events and congresses

Anuga Culinary Stage

Here, 44 chefs prepared dishes in nine professional kitchens over the course of Anuga. 16 patissiers demonstrated their skills. Among others, the finals of “Chef of the Year” and “Patissier of the Year” were staged here.

Jan Pettke is Chef of the Year 2017

Chef de cuisine, Jan Pettke; from Scheck-In-Kochfabrik in Achern, won the famous professional cooking competition after an exciting and star-studded final. The Austrian chef, Christopher Sakoschek from Kirchdorf in the Tyrol, came second. Third place went to Jürgen Kettner, Junior Sous Chef at the Schöngrün Restaurant in Bern. Hence, for the first time the winners came from all three countries eligible for participation in the competition

Mike Kainz is the new Patissier of the Year

Mike Kainz (Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Brasserie) from Basel won the title Patissier of the Year. In the final of the international dessert contest, the 24-year-old competed against fellow patissiers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The patissier Yoshiko Sato, who also works in Basel (TAVERO AG), came second. Third place went to André Siebertz from the Clostermanns Hof Hotel in Niederkassel- Uckendorf.

Anuga taste Innovation Show

67 products were presented in the “Anuga taste Innovation Show”. An expert jury chose the winners from over 2300 products entered in the Anuga New Products Database. They can also be viewed on the Anuga website: www-anuga.de / www.anuga.com

Anuga Trend Zone

All 25 lectures in the Anuga Trend Zone on trend themes like “Active Nutrition” or “Plant Powered Growth” were well-attended on all days as was the accompanying special event.

Anuga Olive Oil Market

42 companies presented 63 olive oils from different regions of origin, including from South Africa and South America.

Anuga Organic Market

103 companies presented approx. 1500 organic products. They offered a comprehensive overview ranging from sausage, ham, meat and dairy products, tea and coffee, bread, through to sweets and beverages. These also included around 180 vegan products from all categories.

Anuga Halal Market

For the first time, the “Anuga Halal Market” offered the visitors the chance to gain a condensed overview of Halal products from all over the world and at the same time receive information about certifications and sales channels. Around 200 products from different product sections were presented.

Anuga Wine Special

It was possible to sample 92 wines. Further wines and specialities were presented at 14 workstations. The World Champion sommelier, Markus Del Monego, and the team from Sommelier Consult once again offered an exciting seminar programme on diverse themes to do with wine, spirits and culinary delights. The Anuga Wine Awards were conferred again to: 29x silver, 19x gold and 6x double gold.


Around 100 participants attended the 1st E-GROCERY-CONGRESS@Anuga. The congress outlined the current trends in the online trade, explained best practice examples and offered comprehensive networking opportunities.

ifood Conference – mega trends in food

The 2nd ifood Conference at Anuga addressed the innovations and trends in the food industry and conveyed valuable new approaches for product and concept developments to the participants. 140 conference guests took this opportunity for an exchange with top speakers and participants.

The next Anuga will take place from 5 to 9 October 2019