The Polish Culinary Cup is the most prestigious culinary competition for professionals in Poland, considered a national competition. Its purpose is to develop Polish gastronomy, promote it outside Poland and create content-related and organisational standards for regional culinary competitions. The competition is held every year, during Polagra Gastro Gastronomy Fair. It is the fairâ��s most important culinary event. The event is observed with great interest not only by professional chefs, restaurateurs, hotel owners, but also by all amateurs of cuisine. In 2013, the semifinal and the final of the Polish Culinary Cup will be held on 24-25 September. Short history of the Cup. The Polish Culinary Cup has been organised by the PoznaÅ� International Fair (MiÄ�dzynarodowe Targi PoznaÅ�skie) and the Wielkopolska Chamber of Gastronomy since 2000. From its first edition, it has been supported by the most important and most prestigious Polish culinary societies, which share their content-related and organizational experience. They include: The Polish Chefs and Pastry Chefs Association, (OgÃ³lnopolskie Stowarzyszenie SzefÃ³w Kuchni i Cukierni), Chefs’ Club Foundation (Fundacja Klubu SzefÃ³w Kuchni, FKSK) and Euro-Toques Polska. Stages of the Polish Culinary Cup. The Polish Culinary Cup consists of three stages, which guarantees that the winners are Polish chefs being true masters of the cooking craft. At the first stage, the Programme Council of the Polish Culinary Cup assesses and grants KPP semifinal nominations to winners of maximum fifteen best competitions. The second stage is the semifinal of the Polish Culinary Cup, qualifying maximum ten teams to the final. The jury of the semifinal comprises Polish authorities in gastronomy. The final is the third stage of the competition, selecting the winners of the Polish Culinary Cup. The work of the Polish Culinary Cup finalists is assessed by an independent, international jury, composed of the greatest international culinary personages.