|storytelling||The brainchild of Charles Janssens, the first Brussels Food Show was held in 1924 in the Palais de l'Habitation in the Cinquantenaire Park. A meeting place for producers, distributors and consumers it was an immediate success and has since been repeated every October. For lack of space it moved in 1936 to the Centenaire Palace in Heysel where it shows off the latest in food and ideal homes.
A little cook from a children's book, all plump and smiling, is walking across the poster carrying a circular tray on which stands the Grand Palace of the Centenaire. Except for the fact he looks like a lead soldier, he does ressemble the chefcockerel holding a fork designed by Delamare and Cerf for the same show in 1937.