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president’sstation email


June-July 2018 Gulf Gourmet

Dear fellow chefs, ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the June-July Issue of our Gulf Gourmet. Let me start with the biggest news this summer, our Salon Culinaire will move to a new home in Sharjah. Myself, and the Emirates Culinary Guild Executive Committee, is very excited about this move, the International Salon Culinaire will be part of:

Expo Culinaire 2019

Read more about the announcement and the fact sheet in this issue. We are looking forward to our AGM on 2nd July and review a very successful year, and even more success in the year to come. We will start right after summer with a new competition. The ECG has partnered with DMG and supports the new event “the Chef’s Table” during the Hotel Show, 16th – 18th September in Dubai World Trade Center. This competition will be a WorldChefs approved event. 18 hotel teams will compete over 3 days for the Chef’s Table Trophy. More details soon and registration opens July 10. In the meantime, our Culinary Junior and Senior Teams are training in full swing for the Culinary World Cup in November to be held in Luxembourg. We will be travelling with Pastry Chefs and Artists as Individual Competitors and both senior and Junior Teams. We also have 2 mini plated competitions lined up supported by Mr. Bassam Bousaleh and the Arab Marketing Finance Inc. (AMFI) teams. US Poultry Mini Plated on 2nd July and US Egg Mini Plated on September 10th. There will be 2 categories for Chefs and Pastry Chefs. Details soon and registration opens July 3rd. I am wishing everyone a great summer, hopefully some quality time with your


families. And for the Chefs and partners, who work through the summer, all the best for your respective businesses. We all look forward to Kuala Lumpur for the WorldChefs Congress. I believe after the host, United Arab Emirates will have the biggest delegation. We are now more than 50 and the numbers are growing as the online registration is still open. Our competitors Chef Dammika Herath (Global Pastry Chef) and Chef Mohammad Raees (Global Chef) are practicing very hard. If you have missed previous issues of Gulf Gourmet, please visit gulfgourmet. net. I urge members to check what is happening on the emiratesculinaryguild.

net calendar. Also, visit wacsyoungchefs and encourage your young chefs to join and be in contact with over 4,000 chefs across the globe. Please do not miss the company profile of our corporate members. We really do appreciate your support. Also do look at the Friends of the Guild pages to check all our supporters. Thank you to Chef KAC Prasad and his team from Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort for hosting the May meeting. Culinary Regards, Uwe Micheel President of Emirates Culinary Guild Director of Kitchens Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek


Profile for Gulf Gourmet magazine

June-July 2018  

On the cover: Chef Ahmed Elgamal, winner of Best Gastronomist at the East Coast Salon Culinaire 2018 Also in this issue: Anthony Bourdain,...

June-July 2018  

On the cover: Chef Ahmed Elgamal, winner of Best Gastronomist at the East Coast Salon Culinaire 2018 Also in this issue: Anthony Bourdain,...