Competitions and Awards

Careers are launched here.

INTERNORGA is the benchmark for a whole industry – and, sometimes, a launch pad for brilliant careers. We connect exceptionally talented people with patrons and bring together new topics and ideas with the opinion shapers, movers and shakers needed for future sources of revenue. All of this is translated into a varied programme, exciting live formats and special areas for key industry topics.


Seminal issues such as sustainability, ethics and social responsibility will define the near future. This is both extremely important and a source of profitable business opportunities. With its widely regarded Future Award, INTERNORGA honours exceptionally forward-looking, innovative and sustainable concepts. That makes entering the competition twice as worthwhile.

Next Chef Award

Johann Lafer has been presenting this innovative cookery competition for many years. In a thrilling live format, talented youngsters set out to impress the top-notch jury with their creativity and skill. Entrants have to identify and recreate culinary highlights in live challenges – with impressive and inspiring results! The event has long since become a popular meeting point for restaurateurs and chefs.

Deutscher Gastro-Gründerpreis

The most creative ideas, concepts and start-up founders compete for this award in a thrilling live pitch presented by Tim Mälzer. This unique competition is made possible by INTERNORGA, Leaders Club and orderbird. The contest is an ideal showcase and contact-generating platform for young start-up founders from all segments of the food-service industry.