Executive Chef Youssef Darwish and the culinary team from the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai enjoyed a highly successful presence at the Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire during the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai last week winning two Gold medals, four Silver medals and five Bronze medals.
In total, the chefs from the hotel participated in 18 categories and won 11 medals and six additional Awards of Merit, beating their own record of five medals and six merits in 2013 and for the first time winning the gold medal.
According to Acting General Manager Ahmed Badawy, the achievement reflected the exceptional culinary talents in the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai kitchens: “I am delighted at the haul of medals won by our chefs at the Salon Culinaire, which highlights both their commitment to quality and practical cooking talent as well as the artistry involved in banqueting and buffet show pieces,” he said.
“Recognition of their talents by peers within the industry is a great motivation for the team, and guests can also benefit by enjoying the breadth of culinary options at the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, which include creative pastries and breads, eye-catching ice and vegetable carvings, as well as varied international cuisines from Arabic to Asian.”
The Emirate Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire attracted more than 1,300 young chefs aiming to become stars of the future, with a judging panel of 20 experts,each one of whom is an approved international judge of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and certificates were awarded to those competitors whose exhibits, in the opinion of the judges, reached the commensurate international standard.
The Taj Palace Hotel Dubai is conveniently located in the heart of Deira, minutes’ from the international airport, within easy reach of the business and commercial district, touristic sites, shopping malls, leisure and entertainment facilities, the beach and creek, as well as the Dubai Metro line. The hotel features 159 rooms and suites plus 90 apartments as well as superb dining and leisure options. The unbeatable combination of luxury, location, convenience and comfort guarantees true value for money at Taj Palace Hotel Dubai.
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