Tickets and Hours

Exhibition opening hours

6 - 7 September 10.00–18.00

8 September 10.00–17.00

Entrance ticket valid for one-off visit.

Full ticket – 5 € (in the ticket office of the Exhibition Centre)
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children under 18) – 12,00 € (only on Saturday)

Parking place – 5 €


Pets are not allowed!

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Events programme 2022

Thursday, 8 September

11:00 Official opening ceremony of Riga Food 2022
Conference room 3
11:00 E-market: launch of the www.novadugarsa.lv catalogue
Launched by: Raimonds Vējonis, former President of Latvia, patron of Novada Garša.
Hall No. 2, Novada Garša exhibition, booth E18/F29
11:30 Awarding of the winners of high-quality milk and honey competitions
Awarding of the winners of the “Ēdiens kā zāles” bread competition
Conference room 3
11:00–14:00 Discover the equipment that Food and Veterinary Service (FVS) food inspectors use for their inspections!
Innovation stand at the FVS exhibition
11:00–18:00 Grill park
Demonstrations of latest models of grills and accessories
Grilling and barbecue master classes, demonstrations, and competitions
Hall 2
Organised by: “Grilētāju brālība”
11:40–12:00 Decorating coffee drinks
L’Artiste dessert sauce pencils
Kārlis Lībeks, barista
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
12:00–13:00 Non-alcoholic versions of world cocktail classics
Flavours of Negroni, Old-Fashioned, Dry Martini and other popular cocktails without alcohol
Andris Reizenbergs, bartender
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
12:00–18:00 Kitchen talks in the Riga Food living room
Hall 2, Riga Food living room
“Ziemeļu akcents” will bring a cosy atmosphere to the Riga Food living room
13:00 Opening of the national stand of Ukraine
Hall 2, booth D36/E23, D38/E25
13:00–13:40 Trends in the world of coffee
Origami and Flair Espresso brewing equipment, nitro coffee cherry drink tasting
Kārlis Lībeks, barista
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
13:00–17:30 Open Stage events
Hall No. 2
15:00 Opening of the national stand of Georgia
Hall No. 2, booth C12/D13
14:00–14:30 Innovative plant-based foods
Structured pea flakes with spices: preparation and tasting
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
14:30–15:00 Smoothies: unconventional flavours and ingredients
La Fruitière purees, alternative milk drinks, seeds and plant powders, Vitamix blenders
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
15:30–16:30 Ideas for business: Street Food cooking equipment
BUBBLE waffle pan, hot dog grill, sandwich grill: use and recipes
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
16:30–17:30 Smart management in a professional kitchen
Sustainable equipment to save labour, time, and materials
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9

Friday, 9 September

10:00–15:00 Latvian Chef of the Year 2022 and Latvian Assistant Chef of the Year 2022 competitions
Hall 2
10:00–18:00 Grill park
Demonstrations of latest models of grills and accessories
Grilling and barbecue master classes, demonstrations, and competitions
Hall 2
Organised by: “Grilētāju brālība”
11:00–12:00 Smart management in a professional kitchen
Sustainable equipment to save labour, time, and materials
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
11:00–14:00 Discover the equipment that Food and Veterinary Service (FVS) food inspectors use for their inspections!
Innovation stand at the FVS exhibition
11:00–15:00 International brokerage event / contact exchange for entrepreneurs
Registration deadline - 9 September: https://rf2022.b2match.io
Hall 2, Conference room 3
Organised by: Latvian Technological Centre
11:00–15:00 Seminar “Innovative and sustainable solutions in food and packaging”(1st part) (2nd part)
Hall No. 2, conference room 3
Organised by: Latvian Technology Centre, in conjunction with the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies and the Latvian Food Business Federation
12:00–12:30 Innovative plant-based foods
Structured pea flakes with spices: preparation and tasting
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
13:00–17:30 Open Stage events
Hall No. 2
13:00–14:00 Non-alcoholic versions of world cocktail classics
Flavours of Negroni, Old-Fashioned, Dry Martini and other popular cocktails without alcohol
Andris Reizenbergs, bartender
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
15:00 Signs of quality in food products
Briefly about food product quality flows
Sandra Eimane, project manager of the Rural Development Department of the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre, Global G.A.P. coordinator in Latvia

New trends, Global G.A.P. certification requirements in the context of the Green Deal
Edīte Strazdiņa, GLOBAL G.A.P. leading client technical manager
Hall No. 2, Novada Garša exhibition, booth E18/F29
14:00–14:20 Decorating coffee drinks
L’Artiste dessert sauce pencils
Kārlis Lībeks, barista
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
14:20–15:00 Trends in the world of coffee
Origami and Flair Espresso brewing equipment, nitro coffee cherry drink tasting
Kārlis Lībeks, barista
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
15:20–15:50 Smoothies: unconventional flavours and ingredients
La Fruitière purees, alternative milk drinks, seeds and plant powders, Vitamix blenders
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
16:20–17:20 Ideas for business: Street Food cooking equipment
BUBBLE waffle pan, hot dog grill, sandwich grill: use and recipes
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
17:00 Latvian Chef of the Year 2022 and Latvian Assistant Chef of the Year 2022 competition award ceremony
Hall No. 2, Riga Food living room

Saturday, 10 September

10:00–14:00 Zero Waste Challenge competition for Baltic vocational schools
Hall No. 2
10:00–17:00 Grill park
Grilling competitions and tastings
Demonstrations of latest models of grills and accessories
Outdoor area at the entrance to the Ķīpsala Exhibition Centre
Organised by: “Grilētāju brālība”
10:30–11:00 Smoothies: unconventional flavours and ingredients
La Fruitière purees, alternative milk drinks, seeds and plant powders, Vitamix blenders
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
11:00–14:00 Discover the equipment that Food and Veterinary Service (FVS) food inspectors use for their inspections!
Innovation stand at the FVS exhibition
11:00–11:30 Innovative plant-based foods
Structured pea flakes with spices: preparation and tasting
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
12:00–13:00 Ideas for business: Street Food cooking equipment
BUBBLE waffle pan, hot dog grill, sandwich grill: use and recipes
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
12:00–14:00 Open Stage events
Hall No. 2
13:00–14:00 Smart management in a professional kitchen
Sustainable equipment to save labour, time, and materials
Ina Poliščenko, head chef
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9
14:00 Zero Waste Challenge award ceremony
Hall 2, Riga Food living room
14:30–15:30 Non-alcoholic versions of world cocktail classics
Flavours of Negroni, Old-Fashioned, Dry Martini and other popular cocktails without alcohol
Andris Reizenbergs, bartender
GEMOSS exhibition, booth C8/D9

Kitchen talks in the Riga Food living room

Hall 2

The living room’s hosts will be:
Svetlana Riškova, board chairwoman of “Pavāru klubs”
Aivars Mackēvičs, head of travelnews.lv
Vilnis Lauciņš, board member of “Pavāru klubs”, head chef at “Talsu restorāns”
The kitchen is furnished by:
Prolux
Sponsored by:
Reaton
Cosy living room mood brought by:
“Ziemeļu akcents”

Thursday, 8 September

11:00–12:00 Hospital food services for children
Healthy food for children: innovations and classics
Presentation of the book “Ēstprieks”

Linda Puķīte, HoReCa manager at AS “Smiltenes piens”
Jēkabs Naumovs, head chef at Children”s Clinical University Hospital
11:30–12:30 Modern product quality
Vija Tirzmale, “Reaton” Food Department Marketing Division manager in the Baltics
12:00–13:00 “Baltic Chefs. The Cookbook” created by the best head chefs in the Baltics
Story of plans and successes in 2022

Artūrs Arnicāns, head chef at Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel, creator of the Baltic Chefs project
13:00–13:45 MICHELIN in Estonia. MICHELIN green star: what does it mean, and what do you have to do to get it?
Pēteris Pihels (Peeter Pihel), head chef, co-owner of the Fotografiska restaurant in Tallinn, which received a MICHELIN green star
13:45–14:00 First MICHELIN star in Estonia
Matthias Dieter, MICHELIN star recipient and head chef of the 180° by Matthias Diether restaurant in Tallinn
14:00–16:00 Discussion “Quality and service in MICHELIN star restaurants”
Participants:
Peeter Pihel, head chef, co-owner of the Fotografiska restaurant (Estonia)
Fridgeir Eiriksson, head chef of the Eiriksson Brasserie restaurant (Iceland)
Franciane Tartari, one of the world”s best pastry chefs (Scotland)
Tomas Rimydis, “Ertlio namas” manager of the “Istorine virtuve” restaurant (Lithuania)
Jānis Jenzis, president of the Latvian Restaurant Association
Santa Graikste, executive director of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Latvia
Ēriks Lingebērziņš, president of the Association of Latvian Travel Agents and Operators (ALTA)
Kristīne Mickāne, senior expert at the Tourism Department of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Representative of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Latvia's leading head chefs
Moderated by:
Svetlana Riškova, board chairwoman of “Pavāru klubs” (Latvia)

Friday, 9 September

11:00–15:00 Meeting with members of “Pavāru klubs”.
17:00 Latvian Chef of the Year 2022 and Latvian Assistant Chef of the Year 2022 competition award ceremony

Saturday, 10 September

14:00 Award ceremony of the Zero Waste Challenge competition for Baltic vocational school teams

Grill Park 2022 Programme

Outdoor area at the entrance to Ķīpsala Exhibition Centre

Thursday, 8 September

11:00 Grill park opens
Participants: Juris Titovs, head of “Grilētāju brālība”
12:00 Official opening ceremony for the grill park
13:00 “Grila klase” show activities at Riga Food 2022 (live broadcast on the Facebook account of “Grilētāju brālība”) All about grilling and grilling tricks
Types of grills and their features. Wood, charcoal, gas, electric, and pellet grills. Selecting grills and skewers. Types of charcoal, and igniting it
15:00 Grilling duel
16:30 Grilling class with the Re’chef restaurant head chef Ingmārs Ladigs (live broadcast on the Facebook account of “Grilētāju brālība”)
Grilling with Japanese tabletop grills
17:30 Food tastings

Friday, 9 September

11:00 King and Queen of Shashlik grilling competition (advance registration required)
12:00 “Grila klase” show activities at Riga Food 2022 (live broadcast on the Facebook account of “Grilētāju brālība”)
Everything about smoking with Guntars Indriksons, board chairman of Linda-1
13:00 Grilling duel
14:00 “Grila klase” show activities at Riga Food 2022 (live broadcast on the Facebook account of “Grilētāju brālība”)
All about beef with Alma Bērziņa, board chairwoman of “Latvijas liellops”
15:00 End of the King and Queen of Shashlik grilling competition, with an award ceremony
16:00 Grilling master class
17:00 Ērmanīts grilling competition (advance registration required)

Saturday, 10 September

11:00 Grilling competitions
12:00 Big tasting
13:00 Grilling competitions
14:00 Big tasting
15:00 Grilling competitions
16:00 Big tasting

Riga Food 2022 open stage schedule

Hall 2

Thursday, 8 September

13:00–13:30 “Is it easy to be an artisan producer? What should you keep in mind?”: a talk about producing foods at home
Speakers:
Māris Eiklons, head of the Plant Product, Beverage, and Organic Agriculture Monitoring Division at the Food and Veterinary Service (PVD)
Sergejs Jēgers, artisan producer
Organised by: Food and Veterinary Service
14:30–17:30 World Beer Lounge
Tastings of more than 25 of the world’s most popular varieties of beer
Basic rules for matching beer and food
How to choose the right beer for your taste
Myths and untruths about beer
Beer trivia contests
Event hosted by:
Raitis Akerblūms, president of the Latvian Bartender Federation

Friday, 9 September

13:00–14:00 GAPS nutrition for health
GAPS is a specially developed medical nutritional therapy that helps one better manage the health of their gastrointestinal tract
Presentation of the book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” published in Latvian
Silvija Ābele, master of Health Sciences, nutritionist and GAPS nutrition consultant
Organised by: Silvija Ābele, in conjunction with Black Stuff
14:30–17:30 World Beer Lounge
Tastings of more than 25 of the world’s most popular varieties of beer
Basic rules for matching beer and food
How to choose the right beer for your taste
Myths and untruths about beer
Beer trivia contests
Event hosted by:
Raitis Akerblūms, president of the Latvian Bartender Federation

Saturday, 10 September

12:00–12:30 Sustainable packaging primer
Laura Dzelzkalēja, master of environmental sciences, Kopaa children’s brand manager, and sustainable lifestyle practitioner and proponent
Organised by: Zero Waste Latvija
13:00–14:00 Discussion “How do you know if a product is made responsibly towards people and the environment?”
Organised by: “Zaļā brīvība” association with the support of a Nordic Council of Ministers and Social Integration Fund project

How to find us?


City Centre to Ķīpsala:
Trolleybuses 5, 9, 12, 25
Buses 13, 30, 37, 41, 53, 57
Minibuses 236, 237, 241
Night bus N4

Ķīpsala to City Centre:
Trolleybuses 5, 12, 25
Buses 13, 30, 37, 41, 53, 57
Minibuses 236, 237, 241
Night bus N4

Baltic TAXI, telephone: 8500

Distance to:
Old Town: 1 km – 5 minutes drive http://www.riga.lv
Airport: 10 km – 10 minute drive http://www.riga-airport.com
Railway Terminal: 3 km – 5 minutes drive http://www.ldz.lv
Bus Station: 3 km – 5 minutes drive http://www.autoosta.lv
Passenger Port: 1 km – 5 minutes drive http://www.tallink.lv