East Africa Chef Expo

Next East Africa Chef Expo

As one of the largest in East Africa, Chef Expo offers a one-stop business platform featuring the most extensive line-up of leading HoReCa suppliers. It evolved from the highly successful 2018 Chef Forum, it is the top choice for suppliers who are looking to establish their presence or further nurture their business networks with key buyers in East Africa’s fastest-growing food and hospitality industry.

East Africa Chef Expo is the only event in the region to bring together all sectors relating to the Chef under one roof. The latest products, services, and technologies will be showcased for the industry, along with a comprehensive and leading-edge networking opportunities that will provide foodservice operators with the best tools to grow and improve their business.

It is is an innovative and targeted concept, with a unique format: three days of networking, demos, chef’s challenges, awards and exhibition with quality products.

This is unique networking with chefs and other experts ready to share experience and do business.



The power of face to face sales is unprecedented in any other form of marketing. The East Africa Chef Expo provides a turn-key venue to showcase to consumers who are passionate about the gourmet food, beverage, culinary, and home entertaining markets and arriving to source from the very best suppliers in the industry.


The Cooking Show is a major attraction at East Africa Chef Expo where visitors are treated to a mouthwatering experience. Several professional chefs showcase their gastronomic skills and creativity in presenting unique dishes using ingredients and products from the show’s sponsors. To make sure culinary enthusiasts could replicate unique dishes, all the recipes are collected in East Africa Chef Magazine Cookbook Section that will be available to attendees.


The Networking Cocktail is East Africa Chef’s dedicated B2B platform that presents industry professionals the opportunity to meet with specially invited chefs from Kenya and the region. The networking platform facilitates business undertakings and maximizes return on investment for participants through expansion of their business network and cementing business connections.


This a special space allocated for Business-to-Business Lounge with a primary focus on building bridges between buyers and exhibitors to explore a diverse range of products and negotiate contracts on the spot. You will be able to meet the chefs and hear them each talk about their visions, their motivations and their requirements.


A knowledge-sharing platform for industry experts from around the globe to discuss pertinent issues relating to kitchen professionals including trading opportunities, food safety and purchasing tendencies. It also provides valuable insights into the latest developments and trends in the industry in East Africa.

Who should exhibit?

  • Importers / Wholesalers / Distributors

  • Manufacturers

  • Tableware Suppliers

  • Furnishings

  • Technology

  • Food and Beverages suppliers

  • Apparel & uniforms

  • Foodservice & hospitality equipment suppliers

  • Commercial Kitchen Designers, manufacturers and remodellers

On Show

  • Airline Catering Equipment

  • Automated Kitchen Equipment

  • Bar / Kitchen / Service Counters Equipment and Accessories

  • Beverages / Drinks

  • Food Dispensing Machines

  • Catering / Foodservice Equipment

  • Cleaning / Maintenance / Washing Equipment and Accessories

  • Food Preparation Equipment and Accessories

  • Food Processing / Cooking Equipment and Accessories

  • Ice Cream Machines

  • Ice Making Machines

  • Cleaning Equipment and Accessories

  • Logistics and Material Handling

  • Pest Control Services

  • Refrigeration / Cold Storage

  • Sanitation / Waste Disposal

  • Service / Kitchen Counter

  • Chinaware / Crystalware / Glassware / Flatware / Hollowware / Silverware

  • Cleaning Products and Accessories

  • Cutlery

  • Housekeeping Products and Supplies

  • Kitchen Accessories

  • Light Fixture and Fittings

  • Uniforms

  • Bar Equipment and Accessories

  • Blenders

  • Coffee / Tea Dispensers, Coffee Beans, Coffee Brewing Equipment, Coffee Grinders, Coffee Pods / Capsules

  • Espresso Machines

  • Roasting Equipment

  • Speciality Tea, Tea Bags, Tea Leaves

  • Additives

  • Bakery / Pastry Utensils

  • Baking and Raising Agents

  • Baking Ware

  • Chocolate / Cocoa / Pralines

  • Confectionery / Snacks / Candy

  • Dairy Products

  • Digital Scales

  • Fillings / Toppings

  • Ice Cream

  • Ice Cream Making Machines

  • Ovens

  • Packaging Equipment / Materials

  • Premixes

  • Preparation Equipment & Accessories

  • Processing Equipment & Accessories

  • Starch / Starch Products

  • ... and more



Come and meet +2000 professionals from the East Africa culinary landscape, who will gather at the Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi. Simply put, East Africa Chef Expo is one of the few places owners and operators gather en mass. Plus, meeting with potential customers face-to-face produces more meaningful connections than other sales & marketing tactics.


A true regional hub of culinary art, this event is intended to inform and inspire the new generation of chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant owners, sommeliers, maîtres d’hôtel, sous-chefs, caterers, chocolate makers, professors and students of hospitality schools and hotel-keepers and many others.

This Expo, the first of its kind in the region, will be the opportunity for you to:

  • Promote your company and products while highlighting your innovations

  • Meet new customers, widen your network

  • Strengthen your relationships with your partners and key opinion leaders

  • Develop opportunities to increase your business into new markets

  • Take advantage of a favourable location, suitable for discussions and relations with qualified regional buyers.


With a more focused event, Chef Expo is committed to bring more of the right profile of visitors that really matter to your business. Seize the chance to meet key decision makers, buyers and influencers who will be at Chef Expo to seek out the latest innovative products and solutions that can level up their offerings and create a differentiated experience for the increasingly discerning consumers in East Africa Region.

Visitors include Individuals involved in the running of restaurants, bars and food service operators from Kenya and neighbouring countries looking for the latest kitchen professional related products, services and technologies such as but not limited to:

Visitor profile

  • Executive Chefs

  • Restaurant Owners

  • Bar Managers

  • Hotel Managers

  • Purchasing Managers

  • General Managers

  • Caterers/Event Planners

  • F&B Directors

  • Airline / Cruise Liner / Rail managers

  • Bakery / Confectionery Retailer

  • Bar / Pub / Nightspot Operator

  • Convenience Store / Grocery Store

  • Fast Food outlets

  • Hotel / Restaurant managers


Here’s your chance to surround yourself with the best food and beverage professionals in the country in the most cost-effective way.

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