Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is a multicultural festival that celebrates the country’s diverse food, beverage and hospitality offerings. Held over a period of a week to ten days in the spring, the Festival invites residents and visitors to enjoy special culinary experiences in scenic outdoor spaces.
QIFF forms part of Qatar National Tourism Council’s strategy to grow and diversify the country’s tourism offering, particularly in the areas of family and urban entertainment. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of partners in both the public and private sectors, it has grown since its first edition in 2010 to become one of the most-anticipated events in Qatar’s growing calendar of annual festivals and events.
This year QIFF celebrates its milestone 10th Anniversary Edition.
Dates Wednesday, 20th March – Saturday, 30th March (11 days)
Opening Hours 3.00 pm – 11.00 pm on weekdays (Saturday – Wednesday)
3:00 pm – 1:00 am on weekends (Thursday & Friday)
Main Location Oxygen Park, Education City
Organised by Qatar National Tourism Council
Strategic Partner Qatar Foundation
Other Partners Qatar Airways, beIN, Vodafone, W Doha, Torba Farmer’s Market, Kidzania Doha, Aura Hospitality, Qatar-India Year of Culture, Akly, La Cantine, Talabat, Uber, Chargello Qatar, Wahab, The Cooking Academy, and Qatar TV.
O2 for kids-friendly foods and activities; and
O3 for cafes and light food along with private seating areas serving curated pre-set menus.
Price Range: QAR 5 – QAR 40
QIFF’s centerpiece, the Live Cooking Theatre returns this year and will run daily food photography sessions and contests between 4:00-6:00pm. And, between 6:00 - 10:30 pm guest chefs will share their tips and tricks with a special food theme for each day.
37 International celebrity chefs from 17 countries at this year’s cooking theater including:
8 Qatari chefs - 21 International chefs from abroad - 8 International chefs based in Qatar
QIFF Menu (1-31 March 2019)
Date & time
Japanese Celebrity Chef
3 & 5 March
Nobu Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel
Francesco Scala &
From Novikov Doha
17 & 18 March
At Katara Cultural Village
Pâtissier and Celebrity Chef - France
Friday, 22 March
Timing: 7 pm
Astor Grill at
ST. Regis Hotel
QAR 270 –500
Celebrity Chef, Global Restaurateur & Author
Friday, 22 March
Time: 6:30 pm
Toro Toro Restaurant at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha
US Iron Chef – Japan
21 & 22 March
Time: 7:00 pm
Morimoto Doha Restaurant at Mondrian Doha
Celebrity Chef from UK
Sunday, 24 March
Time: 8:00 pm
Pearl Social Restaurant at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha
Cooking Master Classes 20-29 March
Aspiring chefs can register to attend Masterclasses with celebrity chefs
US Iron Chef – Japan
Saturday, 23 March
at 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
Morimoto Restaurant at Mondrian Doha
Sam Ceviköz – Barista trainer, Turkey
Wednesday, 20 March, at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 21 March, at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 23 March, at 6:00pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Chef' Garden restaurant
Wednesday, 27 March at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm & Friday, 29 March at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday, 26 March at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm & Friday, 29 March at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, 26 March & Wednesday, 27 March at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In partnership with Qatar Foundation, QIFF engaged school students in healthy nutrition workshops between 10-18 March at Qatar National Library with local Chefs Noora All Mazroui, Sarah Al Sayed, Warda Ibrahim and Coach Noora Al Kuwari, along with participation from Bedaya Centre and Baladna Farms.
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