The Taj Palace Hotel – Dubai registered remarkable success at the inaugural Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2013, the three-day event that featured competitions highlighting the cuisine, heritage and culture of the United Arab Emirates on a global platform.
The hospitality leader added another feather to its cap by winning six awards – one in each of the six categories the team had participated, including One Gold Medal, One Silver Medal, Three Silver Medals and One Certificate of Merit.
The culinary team, led by Chef Youssef Darwish, Executive Chef, Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, triumphed with the Gold Medal in the Bread Loaves and Showpiece category, won the Silver Medal in the Pastry Showpiece, and bagged the Bronze Medal in an Arabian Feast category.
The chefs continued their incredible performance in live cooking sessions as well. Their extraordinary performance won the team Bronze Medals in two categories – Arabic Mezzeh –Live Cooking and Emirati Cuisine – Live Cooking.
Their amazing creation for the Five Course Gourmet Dinner Menu brought them the Certificate of Merit.
Acting General Manager of Taj Palace Hotel Dubai Mr Ahmad Badawi commended his team for showcasing culinary innovations and novel cooking techniques that not only matched the latest global trends but also surpassed the levels of other contestants from around the world. He said that these accolades will further boost the hotel’s hospitality team’s levels of skill and confidence.
“Our team has the finest culinary professionals with extensive industry experience and a track record of competing in international culinary circuits. They competed successfully with some of the biggest names in the culinary world. I am glad, the new and different cooking styles, ideas and methods displayed by the team were not only admired by the fellow contestants but also won appreciation from the elite panel of judges,” he said.
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, superb dining and leisure options and a highly acclaimed spa. The unbeatable combination of luxury, location, convenience and comfort guarantees true value for money at Taj Palace Hotel Dubai.