Nestlé Professional hosts first Chefs’ Forum

To Press Releases listSep 19, 2013

September 19, 2013, Nairobi:  Leading food and beverage provider for the out-of-home segment, Nestlé Professional today launched their premier Chefs Forum, targeting the country’s leading chefs in the Hotel and Hospitality industry.

“The Chefs Forum is a platform for participants to discover and showcase their outstanding skills, and a motivating factor to excellence in the country’s Hospitality industry” said Rabie Issa - Nestlé Professional Country Business Manager

“Our motivation to set up the forum is because we have been a part of Kenya’s Culinary journey and intend to continue playing an integral role in the industry.   This is a chance to build long-lasting relationships, share knowledge and insights with the players in the hospitality industry, especially the Chefs who are the opinion shapers in this business,” added Issa.

The Chefs Forum is a preamble to the Hospitality and Food Service trade exhibition (HOSTEX), an acclaimed event that will be held from 29-31st October 2013.  Top Chefs will battle it out on the best cuisine and recipes, using the MAGGIÒ Rich Flavors and Cubes range at the HOSTEX.

At the forum, the Chefs will be provided with MAGGIÒ samples and required to come up with food recipes and cuisine of their choice.  The winning recipes will then be showcased in cooking demos by respective chefs during the Hostex East Africa Exhibition in October.  The top chefs going head to head will be main attraction at the Hostex Exhibition as the participants battle it out for 3 top prizes, namely: a trip to the 2014 Hostex Expo in Johannesburg, a trip to Electrolux in Venice, Italy, and a trip Brussels which includes a three day seminar in Groot-Bijgarden, Belgium.

“The Chef’s Competition will contribute towards promoting talent and innovative ideas to enhance service delivery in the industry,” added Nestlé Development Chef Joseph Onchwati.

The East African Hostex expo will be looking at drawing on the reputation, success and experience of organizing other Hostex exhibitions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, which have been running for the past 26 years.

The Chef’s forum looks to provide the best opportunity for face-to-face product promotion in the hospitality industry drawing attendance by key decision-makers and sharing experiences in the foodservice & hospitality sector in the country.

About Nestlé Kenya

Nestlé Kenya Limited (NKL) was established in 1967 and is wholly owned by the Nestlé Group.  Nestlé Kenya has over 170 employees and has its Head Office, Factory, and Distribution Centre in Industrial Area, Nairobi.   

Nestlé Kenya manufactures products for supply to Eastern Africa and other neighbouring countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Malawi.  Products manufactured at the Nairobi factory are also exported to the UK and other destinations abroad.  The main products produced include; NESCAFÉ®, MILO®, NESTLÉ® Drinking Chocolate, CEREVITA®, CERELAC® and MAGGI®.


For more information, contact: 

Naomi Wang’ombe,  

Corporate Comm and Public Affairs Manager,                 

Cell: 0771032371                                                                        

Office: 020 3990000