In May, the festival for all foodies, amateur cooks, and gourmets kicks off the summer on a culinary high.

May 14 – 24, 2020

At this year’s edition of FOOD ZURICH, traditional Swiss dishes once again rub shoulders with global culinary trends, long established restaurants with out-of-the-ordinary settings, and up-and-coming young chefs with old hands from the world of gastronomy. During FOOD ZURICH, food experts and enthusiasts cook, taste, and indulge in culinary delights at numerous venues in the heart of the City on the Limmat, as well as in the surrounding region.

Festival Center at Europaallee

In 2019, a festival center is being set up for the first time at Europaallee. Besides staging events, the site also serves as an experimental laboratory and production location, bringing together chefs, restaurants, and, of course, members of the public. The “Chuchi” (“kitchen” in Swiss-German) is at the very heart of the activities, providing a stage for kitchen battles, workshops, cookery courses, and talks. In addition, guests have the opportunity to sample FOOD ZURICH’s most exciting culinary concoctions at a specially constructed restaurant and wine cellar.

Over 100 Food-Related Events

For 11 indulgent days, Zurich will host over 100 events, all centered on food and drink. The program ranges from unforgettable dinners at exceptional locations to a Street Food Festival lasting several days, to professional cookery courses, food tastings, kitchen battles, urban gardening, and guided tours of the Zurich gastro scene, rounded off by a varied assortment of other culinary highlights. The full program along with all the ticketing details can be found at from the end of February 2019.

City Dish on the Theme of “Pairing”

During the FOOD ZURICH festival, selected Zurich restaurants serve a special “City Dish” of their own creation on a given theme. In 2019, the theme is “Pairing”. The aim is to devise all kinds of interesting combinations: sweet and savory, street food and gourmet gastronomy, up-and-coming chefs and well-established names, different cultures – and much more besides.

A Crowning Conclusion

The FOOD ZURICH festival will be brought to a spectacular end on May 25, 2019 with a fabulous party at the festival center directly behind Zurich Main Station. All of the chefs, restaurants, street cooks, and suppliers come together once again for a final celebration that brings the event to a fitting close. Hungry visitors will find market stalls with a variety of products, a long Tavolata table, and diverse restaurants.

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