Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival offers a number of exciting events for those who work with food in one way or another; within gastronomy, politics, industry, science, food production etc.

Below you can get an overview of the activities we know now. There will be more added as they are confirmed. Note that several of them require personal invitation or special application process to participate.

Foto: Sarah Buthmann
Foto: Sarah Buthmann

World Food Summit - Better Food for More People

30-31 August 2018

The purpose of the global movement “Better Food for More People” and the annual World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark is to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in order to create worldwide solid solutions that ensure better food for more people.

The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014 and is expected to surpass 6 billion by 2045. The amount of information about food is huge and difficult to get right, 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated food, more than 244 million people lived outside their country of origin and more than 40 % of food waste in industrialized countries occurs at retail and consumer levels. The need for strong solutions across the world is calling for action among the worlds politicians, decision makers, experts, professionals, chefs, scientist and CEOs.

Better Food for More People and the annual World Food Summit in Copenhagen is framing that action to evolve and take place. Together with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which involves all nations, the aim is to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and essentially healthy lives in the global society. 


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Bite Copenhagen

30-31 August 2018

Bite Copenhagen is Denmark's new ambitious B2B food exhibition for national and international food producers. Bite presents an authentic snapshot of the gastronomic trends of tomorrow and celebrate the quality and origin of food. It is the place to be for everyone who prioritizes quality, aesthetics and great gastronomy.

Bite Copenhagen 2017 was only the beginning - the date for 2018 has already been set to the 30th – 31st of August in Bella Center. Here, Bite will return with even more innovative products, technological advancements, gastronomic wonders, and speaks from the entrepreneurs who helps create the future solutions.

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Copenhagen Food Forum

28-29 August 2018

Copenhagen Food Forum is a symposium for top decision makers in the restaurant business. Food Forum focuses on companies that deliver high quality food in a multi-unit setup and want their business to grow and stay ahead of upcoming trends and challenges. By gathering an exclusive group of peers and mixing inspirational talks, discussions and workshops, the Copenhagen Food Forum will provide restaurant business leaders with new insights and contacts.

The Copenhagen Food Forum is a by-invitation-only event focusing on a small group of leaders to create a confident atmosphere and a discussion-based experience.

To learn more about Copenhagen Food Forum please contact Festival Director Stine Lolk on


MAD Symposium

26-27 August 2018

Chef René Redzepi began MAD as a two-day symposium in 2011. Three hundred chefs, restaurateurs, waiters, and writers gathered in a red circus tent in Copenhagen to discuss the future of food. Today, MAD connects a global cooking community encompassing chefs and entrepreneurs, farmers and scholars, students and the general public.

MAD’s sixth Symposium will be held in Copenhagen on Sunday, August 26, and Monday, August 27, 2018.


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More events coming up...

The will be more BtB-events added as they are confirmed.