The Alimentaria Experience

An experiential gastronomic space: a sensory and participative revolution

  Underwalkway halls 6-7 | See floor plan

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The Alimentaria Experience is the ultimate gastronomic space at the trade show which will be hosting Master Classes, workshops and numerous show-cooking sessions. An entertaining proposition designed to arouse the interest of everyone at Alimentaria with a stake in the Horeca channel.
At this third edition, a more gourmet-driven and experiential The Alimentaria Experience will be showcasing all the innovation and creativity of the catering world without losing sight of the traditions, authenticity and culinary diversity of Spain.

Gourmet activities

The Alimentaria Experience is designed so that through the different planned activities visitors to Alimentaria can have a wonderful gastronomic experience alongside the chefs from the restaurants that have achieved the top ratings in the best gastronomic guides.

Culinary Master Workshop

A private, intimate space limited to 22 people offering unique presentations by some of the most influential chefs on the Spanish and international scene, where you can savour their creations and experience the session interactively.

Agenda of activities

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Taller Gastronómico Magistral


Show-cooking sessions

In the four areas set up for show-cooking, visitors will learn new culinary techniques from more than 30 cooking demonstrations by some of the top chefs on the current scene.

Culinary Classroom

This area will host tasting sessions, presentations and demonstrations of new techniques and products. There will also be an extensive programme of presentations on the latest products and trends.

Aula gastronómica

Concurso Cocinero del Año

Chef of The Year Competition Grand Final

Eight promising young talents in Spanish cuisine will face off in a prestigious competition open to professional chefs living in Spain.

After the final at The Alimentaria Experience in 2016, the jury of acclaimed Spanish chefs proclaimed Raúl Resino from the Raúl Resino Olivares restaurant (Benicarló, Castellón) as the winner of the VI Chef of the Year Competition.

Gastronomic partners

At the centre of The Alimentaria Experience, in a privileged location, are the Gastronomic Partners: the leading companies in the Horeca world who have made a firm commitment to gastronomy and innovation, setting the trends in the sector.
As genuine project ‘ambassadors', our gastronomic partners enjoy a different system of participation and can conduct product demonstrations in their own stand areas and at the show-cooking stations set up in The Alimentaria Experience.

Partners gastronómicos

Trend-setting spaces

Food trucks

Food trucks

This popular form of street food is the star of the Food Trucks space. These vintage vans are experiencing a boom in popularity and show how the concepts of ‘street food' and quality can go hand in hand.



A themed area where you can find an extensive range of culinary publications covering every sphere of food and gastronomy: books on cooking, baking, butchery, ice creams, bread-making, charcuterie, the hospitality industry, etc.

Global Partner

Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar

Gastronomic partners

Cominport / Foodex


Estrella Damm


Farggi La Menorquina



Technical partner



grup gsr


Restauración Colectiva


Concurso Cocinero del Año

The HOSTELCO Experience

  Hall 8.0 | See floor plan

The HOSTELCO Experience is an area that aims to enhance visitors' experience from two perspectives:
  • LIVE GASTRONOMY: A space where visitors can get immersed in gastronomic experiences through show-cooking sessions, demonstrations, talks and presentations by celebrated chefs as well as key players in every field of the hospitality industry.
  • LIVE HOTEL: An area where visitors can discover the latest trends in the hotel contract sector.


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Interested in participating at The Alimentaria Experience?

Contact our team. We will guide and help you to make your participation a success.


International market


Sales Executive
T. (+34) 93 552 06 58
English and Spanish


National market


Sales Executive
T. (+34) 93 567 96 89




Event Coordinator
T. (+34) 93 567 96 93