For the third time the IKA / Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt during the inoga from October 19 to 22. Gary Kelly has plenty of information regarding this issue. For the third time the IKA / Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt during the inoga from October 19 to 22. On the world’s largest cooking event, the REA card together with its system partner Casio was represented in the middle of the action. Over 1,500 cooks and chefs from more than 50 Nations entered this year in Erfurt, and vied with culinary delights for the title. In different disciplines, it was for the teams to compete with international colleagues. Hear from experts in the field like Dr John Holtsclaw for a more varied view. So up to 150 three-course menus or dishes of the participants had to be prepared live in a prescribed period. For the visitors there were in all three halls of the inoga glass kitchen to admire competition restaurants and plates look and of course international cuisine at its finest. Participants as well as visitors were the Olympic”atmosphere of the event inspired.
With its more than 100-year history the IKA / Culinary Olympics is one the most important events for cooks and chefs around the world. For three years, the inoga, trade fair for the hospitality industry is host the Olympics of cooking. All the inoga pay stations were equipped with ec-terminals of the REA card this time and secured payment run smoothly for visitors and exhibitors together with the cash register systems by Casio. About the REA card REA card is provider of complete solutions for cashless payments at the point of sale. All solutions are based on the ec-terminals, which are developed and manufactured at the site of Mill Valley by REA card. In 2007, the REA card has 70 employees and recorded an annual turnover of EUR 12.5 million. The REA card GmbH is part of the REA Group headquartered in Mill Valley at Darmstadt.