ECG President Chef Uwe Micheel, Ashraf Helmy GM & area development manager Miramar Hotel, Chef K.A.C. Prasad Ex.Chef Miramar & VP for east Coast for ECG.

Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort takes top honours at 3rd annual culinary competition in Fujairah

: Monday, June 30 - 2014 @ 11:59

The 3rdAnnual East Coast Culinary Competition, which took place in Fujairah on 9thJune, focused on the culinary highlights that the UAE’s East Coast region has to offer its visitors. This year, in addition to three hundred plus UAE hotel participants, the competition also included five international teams, making it the first time that the competition welcomed global participants.

The 3rdAnnual East Coast Culinary Competition, which took place in Fujairah on 9thJune, focused on the culinary highlights that the UAE’s East Coast region has to offer its visitors. This year, in addition to three hundred plus UAE hotel participants, the competition also included five international teams, making it the first time that the competition welcomed global participants.

The competition, organized by the Emirates Culinary Guild and the World Association of Chefs, attracted over one hundred senior chefs from across the globe, fifty premium F&B suppliers as well as more than two thousand visitors, many of whom were hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite celebrity chef in action.

The event organizers were delighted with the wide array of top-notch culinary expertise, which was showcased at the competition, spurring on the battle for both individual and group trophies. The night, however, belonged to the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, who amassed a total of 3,076 points and won a staggering 31 trophies, including the coveted Championship Trophy, as well as 8 gold awards, 11 silver awards and 12 bronze awards.

The categories in which the culinary teams from Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort were victorious included ‘Tapas, Finger Food & Canapés’, ‘Three Tier Wedding Cake’, ‘Three Course Gourmet Arabic Dinner’ and ‘Pastry Showpiece’, to name but a few. Other regional highlights included victory for Media One Hotel, clinching the ‘Best Bartender’ award, Sharjah Ladies Club winning the ‘Best in Pastry’ category whilst Best Pastry Chef was awarded to Zabeel Palace Hospitality.

Ashraf Helmy – Area General Manager & Area Development Manager for Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort added “ It is really an honor to host such a prestigious venue, I am so proud that we in Iberotel Miramar have started such a great event and now seeing it evolve every year attracting the attention of our colleagues in the industry as well as the media and partners.”

“We are planning to stretch next year event to a two-day culinary symposium so we can gather more innovative chefs to present the latest techniques and culinary concepts to their peers. That will give us more opportunity to include more initiatives in the hospitality industry including environmental undertakings and accomplishments as well as other light / fun competitions to further strengthen the relations between the colleagues across the competing hotels and add a relaxing and more joyfulness atmosphere,” he said

“We’re very happy for our 03 rd overall & 01stever international culinary competition ends on 09thJune 2014 with very high note. The amount of medal winners & learning curve that our young chef’s achieved was over whelming. In the other hand we as a team very proud in Miramar to handle this event as an individual establishment and looking forward much bigger and better for next year. It’s our responsibility as main organizer in this event to thank the Miramar Team led by our GM, Emirates culinary guild senior management team led by chef Uwe Micheel, All the sponsored suppliers, international teams, Judges & finally the participants,” commented K.A.C. Prasad, Executive Chef Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort and VP ECG East Coast.

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