Tickets and Hours

Exhibition opening hours

9 - 10 September 10.00–18.00

11 September 10.00–17.00

Full ticket – 3 € (in the ticket office of the Exhibition Centre)

Parking place – 5 €


Prerequisites for attending the exhibition held on green safety mode



Applies to both children and adults!

Entry only for people presenting a valid interoperable EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate attesting to the fact of vaccination or recovery and an identity document a passport or an ID card.

To attend the green mode exhibition:


You have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or had and recovered from Covid-19 during the last 6 months.


Download on your smartphone or print out your digital Covid-19 certificate or QR code from:


Before going to the exhibition, verify the validity of your Covid-19 certificate and compliance with the requirements of the green level of safety on your smartphone in the site:


If you come to the exhibition from another country, make sure that your country has joined the European Digital Covid-19 Certificate Gateway and that the certificate is interoperable with the EU. Check it on the European Commission website:


Carry your personal identification document a passport or ID card with you. When presenting the certificate, you must also present your passport or identity card.


If you feel cold symptoms on the exhibition day, be responsible – stay home!


These rules are based on the current epidemiological safety requirements in the country:

Benefits of the green safety mode:


No distancing must be observed

No face masks must be worn

No restrictions on the number of participants and visitors

No opening hours restrictions

No restrictions on tasting sessions, presentations, conferences and other activities

No catering restrictions




Events programme 2021

Thursday, 9 September

10.00–18.00 Food is Our Pleasure: Latvian photographer Andrey Cmachoff’s solo exhibition
Hall II
12.00–17.00 Grill Park
Demonstration of the latest grill models and accessories
Grilling and BBQ masterclasses, demonstrations and tastings
BBQ duels, competitions and quizzes
Meet the BBQ enthusiasts
Organiser: “Grilētāju brālība”
Hall II
11.00–11.30 Riga Food 2021 official opening ceremony
Conference room No. 3
11.00–18.00 Interactive discussions:
“Fairtrade Label and the “We Choose Fairtrade” friend movement”
“Food waste: the situation in the world and what we can do to reduce food waste”

Organised by: association “Green Freedom”
Hall 2, Green Freedom exhibition (stand E4)
11.30 Awards ceremony of the premium quality foods – dairy, honey – competition
Conference room No. 3
11.30 Awarding of the winners of high-quality food competitions: milk, honey, package
Conference room No. 3
12.00–15.00 Kitchen Table Conversations in the Riga Food Lounge
Hosts: Svetlana Riškova, a chairperson of “Chefs’ Club”,
MModerator: Aivars Mackēvičs, a director of travelnews.lv
Hall II, Riga Food Lounge
Digital International Matchmaking
Registration deadline ‒ 9 September: https://riga-food-2021-virtual-business.b2match.io/
Organiser: Latvian Technological Centre

Friday, 10 September

10.00–13.00 Interactive discussion on “Fairtrade Labelling and the Experience of Cooperation in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia”
Organised by Green Freedom in cooperation with Mondo (Estonia) and Litdea (Lithuania)
Hall 2, Green Freedom exhibition (stand E4)
10.00–18.00 Food is Our Pleasure: Latvian photographer Andrey Cmachoff’s solo exhibition
Hall II
11.00–17.00 Grill Park
Demonstration of the latest grill models and accessories
Grilling and BBQ masterclasses, demonstrations and tastings
BBQ duels, competitions and quizzes
Meet the BBQ enthusiasts
Organiser: “Grilētāju brālība”
Hall II
11.00–14.00 Seminar “Sustainability Solutions for the Food Industry”
Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network Latvia, Latvian Technological Centre, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Conference room 1
12.00–15.30 Kitchen Table Conversations in the Riga Food Lounge
Hosts: Svetlana Riškova, a chairperson of “Chefs’ Club”,
Moderator: Aivars Mackēvičs, a director of travelnews.lv
Hall II, Riga Food Lounge
Digital International Matchmaking
Registration deadline ‒ 9 September: https://riga-food-2021-virtual-business.b2match.io/
Organiser: Latvian Technological Centre

Saturday, 11 September

10.00–17.00 Food is Our Pleasure: Latvian photographer Andrey Cmachoff’s solo exhibition
Hall II
11.00–16.00 Grill Park
Demonstration of the latest grill models and accessories
Grilling and BBQ masterclasses, demonstrations and tastings
BBQ duels, competitions and quizzes
Meet the BBQ enthusiasts
Organiser: “Grilētāju brālība”
Hall II
11.00–17.00 World Beer Lounge
World’s most popular beer varieties: tasting and masterclasses
Beer types, beer and food matching
Hall II, “Riga Food” Lounge

Kitchen Table Conversations in the Lounge of Riga Food
Programme

Hall 2, Riga Food Lounge

Lounge is hosted by:
Svetlana Riškova, Chairwoman of the Board of “Chef’s club”
Vilnis Lauciņš, Member of the Board of “Chef’s club”, Chef at “Talsu restorāns”
Moderator:
Aivars Mackēvičs, travelnews.lv Director
Kitchen is furnished by:
“Prolux”
Lounge is made cosy by:
“Ziemeļu akcents”
Sponsored by:
“Augļu serviss”, “Reaton”, “Gemoss”, “Smiltenes piens”, “Fevex”, “Santa Maria”, “Cido”, “ANEVA”, family restaurant “Hercogs”

Thursday 9 September

12.00–12.45 Everyday life and future plans for a family dining restaurant
Small Latvian producers on the family menu

Andris Rumītis, Manager and Co-owner of the family restaurant “Hercogs”
Beāte Valdmane, Producer of hand-shucked prawns, SIA “Ten”
Together they will make: Cold Prawn Soup
12.45–13.00 Presentation and tasting of alcoholic and natural juice-based cocktails
Stories about drinks and the interaction of natural cocktails on people’s taste buds

Maigonis Juhnevičs, Product Promoter at the grain distillery “Akmeņlauzis”
13.00–13.45 Trends and highlights of contemporary Latvian restaurants
Taste of Latvia – the story of the gold diploma winner of the quality competition “Tastes of the Region”

Inga Āriņa-Vilne, Owner of “Soira” Cheesery
Mārcis Klatenbergs, Chef at “Brunch Garden”
Will prepare: cheese course
13.45–14.00 Presentation and tasting of alcoholic and natural juice-based cocktails
Stories about drinks and the interaction of natural cocktails on people’s taste buds

Maigonis Juhnevičs, Product Promoter at the grain distillery “Akmeņlauzis”
14.00–15.00 IKEA's future food concept
Usage and properties of the unique products of “Santa Maria”

Olegs Soročins, Head of Catering at IKEA
Kristaps Zabrovskis, Chef at IKEA
Will prepare: Meat balls in a Swedish style and a new product on the Latvian market - Gold&Green®

Friday, 10 September

12.00–12.45 Taste of Latvia - the story of the winner of the gold diploma of the product quality competition “Tastes of the Region”
Pēteris Gobzemis, Owner of the farm “Nornieki”
Žanis Raivo Behmanis, Chef of “Nornieki”
Will prepare: ostrich meat
12.45–13.00 Presentation and tasting of alcoholic and natural juice-based cocktails
Stories about drinks and the interaction of natural cocktails on people’s taste buds

Maigonis Juhnevičs, Product Promoter at the grain distillery “Akmeņlauzis”
13.00–14.00 Children's meals in hospitals
Innovation and the daily life of a hospital chef. Green Groceries

Ilze Bogdanova, Chairwoman of the Board of “Smiltenes piens”
Jēkabs Naumovs, Chef of the Children's Clinical University Hospital
Will prepare: sweet dish from the Children's Hospital menu, using “Smiltenes piens” products
14.00–14.30 Presentation and tasting of alcoholic and natural juice-based cocktails
Stories about drinks and the interaction of natural cocktails on people’s taste buds

Maigonis Juhnevičs, Product Promoter at the grain distillery “Akmeņlauzis”
14.30–15.30 First presentation – the cookbook “Baltic Chefs” from the best Baltic Chefs
A behind-the-scenes look

Roberto Meloni, Host of the cooking show “La Dolce Vita”
Artūrs Arnicāns, Chef at “Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel”, Author of the Baltic Chefs project
Will prepare: gluten-free oatmeal pancakes and microgreen salad with marinated salmon, avocado-maracuja dressing, using Gemoss and Alpro products.

Grill Park Programme

Hosts:
Juris Titovs, Head of the Brotherhood of Grillers
Jānis Zandbergs, grilling expert

Thursday, 9 September

12.00 Opening of the Grill Park
With the participation of: Rolands Nežborts, Manager of Riga Food
Juris Titovs, Head of the Brotherhood of Grillers
13.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). All about gas grills
14.00 Grilling duel
15.00 Daily competition on grilling and barbeque
16.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). Grilling masterclass
17.00 Grilling duel

Friday, 10 September

11.00 Daily competition on grilling and barbeque
12.00 Grilling duel
13.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). All about pellet grills
14.00 Grilling duel
15.00 Daily competition on grilling and barbeque
16.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). Grilling masterclass
17.00 Grilling duel

Saturday, 11 September

11.00 Daily competition on grilling and barbeque
12.00 Grilling duel
13.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). All about kamado grills
13.30 Presentation and degustation of alcoholic cocktails and cocktails made with natural juices.
Stories about drinks and the effect of natural cocktails on people’s taste buds
Maigonis Juhnevičs, product merchandiser at Akmeņlauzis grain distillery
14.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). Grilling masterclass
15.00 Grill Class activities at Riga Food 2021 (with live streaming on the Brotherhood of Grillers’ Facebook page). Grilling masterclass
16.00 Degustation of a mouflon grilled for nine hours

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