Qatar is once again getting ready to host a city-wide celebration of food this October! Running from 25 to 29 October, the Doha Food Fest culinary extravaganza will feature over 30 leading restaurants, ten hotels, and some of Doha’s renowned culinary specialists and Michelin Star Chefs.

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Brought to Doha by MoreCravings by Marriott Bonvoy, foodies can also expect a mouth-watering line-up of experimental culinary experiences, including chef cook-offs, mixology classes, exclusive dining and tasting menus, plus much more!

According to Marriott International Area Vice President Safak Guvenc, they are delighted to put the spotlight on everything that Doha has to offer when it comes to food as part of Doha Food Fest 2020.

The festival will showcase the culinary talent in the city, including some of the world’s renowned restaurateurs, chefs and culinary entrepreneurs. We look forward to welcoming foodie-fans to a memorable Doha Food Fest 2020.

Designed for food fans of all ages, Doha Food Fest will have something on offer to suit every taste bud and budget.

Here’s a selection of what you can expect to find at Doha Food Fest 2020:

Chef’s Table with Pino Lavarra, Food Lab (Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha)
29 October / QAR999 per person

Al Messila Chef Pino Lavarro
Chef Pino Lavarro

An unparalleled culinary experience with Michelin-starred Executive Chef Pino Lavarra. Foodie-fans will have the opportunity to learn from the best in a full, step-by-step cooking class to be followed by an exclusive five-course dinner by Chef Pino Lavarra himself.

The St Regis Culinary Journey (The St Regis Doha)
25 – 27 October, 7 pm to midnight / From QAR295 per person

Join this culinary journey and explore the renowned St Regis collection of restaurants overlooking their fabulous poolside and Doha skyline. Guests will indulge in light bites and sampling menus from award-winning St Regis outlets including Si at the St Regis, Astor Grill, Al Sultan Brahim and Vine, in addition to the signature themed Makimono Night, Si Siniorita, Al Sultan Mezze selection, Seafood Night and Barbecue Night.

Virtual Cooking Class: Decadent Italian Desserts with Chef Morena Miotto (W Doha)

Want to learn how to cook the perfect Tiramisu or Panna Cotta? Join acclaimed Chef Moreno Miotto’s virtual cooking class, which will take you through the secrets behind some of Italy’s most renowned desserts. Available to access via this LINK

Traditional Zarb at the Sharq Village & Spa (a Ritz-Carlton Hotel)

The Sharq Village & Spa team will celebrate the traditional cuisine with Zarb during the Doha Food Fest. Zarb is a traditional Bedouin underground oven used by nomadic herding peoples in the Arabian Peninsula. The unique cooking technique of Zarb includes digging a hole in the soft sand, filling the hole with coal and leaving the food to cook undisturbed for several hours. Follow this LINK for more information.

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Virtual Panel: Rachel Morris (Life on the Wedge)

Join this passionate virtual discussion with Doha’s leading foodies about the local food scene, hosted by Rachel Morris – Qatar’s most prominent food and travel blogger known for her popular blog, Life on the Wedge. Find out what drives the industry and what are the hottest R&B trends on the horizon that will take us through to the World Cup in 2022.

Shay & Khafayef – High-tea Experience at Atrium Lounge (Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel)
25 – 29 October / QAR149 per person including one hot/cold beverage

Following Sheraton Grand Doha’s ‘Destination Flavour’ theme for Doha Food Fest 2020, Atrium Lounge will offer a especially-curated menu focused on traditional flavours from Qatar, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco and more.

Doha Food Fest 2020 promises a memorable, exciting and informative festival, celebrating the best food in the city. For the full line-up of experiences which will be offered during the event and for more information about the festival, visit

In line with directives from local authorities and as part of the ongoing efforts to safeguard public health, Marriott International properties across Qatar have enhanced their cleaning and safety measures to ensure that all hotels and restaurants remain a comfortable and safe environment for guests.