Four chefs from the popular Arabic food channel Fatafeat will return to Qatar Airways’ Cooking Theatre to entertain visitors and showcase some of the world’s best Arabic cuisine at the seventh edition of the Qatar International Food Festival 2016.
This year’s QIFF, co-organised by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, Fatafeat will expand its event Fatafeat’s Kitchen to reach all it’s Qatar fans as part of QIFF. On March 26 Fatafeat Kitchen’s event will host several popular faces of the channel Darine El Khatib, Daad Abu Jaber; Salma Suleiman; Wafaa Al Kandari, and Mohamad Orfali.
QIFF has grown in recent years to become one of the region’s most prestigious culinary events -demonstrating the power that food has to draw people together. More than 14 highly-acclaimed international and national chefs have been announced by Qatar Airways as presenters at this year’s live Cooking Theatre, offering guests a world of wonderful flavours.
Qatar Airways senior vice president marketing and corporate communications, Salam Al Shawa, said: “The Qatar International Food Festival is set to delight visitors with a host of food and entertainment activities to tantalise everyone’s taste buds. Qatar Airways wants to create an inspiring festival for everyone, taking visitors on a global food journey, and these fantastic four Fatafeat chefs will add great value to our elite cast of celebrity chefs, showcasing traditional and fusion Arabic food that we can all recreate in our own kitchens. This year’s fantastic programme of chefs, brought together in Doha from across Qatar Airways’ global network, is the most exciting line-up yet for QIFF and I look forward to witnessing their creative culinary performances alongside festival visitors.”
Darine El Khatib, Discovery Channel director, and guest host, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering once more with Qatar Airways and the Qatar Tourism Authority for the annual Qatar International Food Festival. Fatafeat is the region’s number one food network, and what better way to give back to our loyal viewers than by offering them the chance to meet and be inspired by Fatafeat’s team of talented chefs. From modern Arabic gastronomy courtesy of chef Orfali, to simple yet delicious home-cooking from chef Daad, our Fatafeat chefs will be serving up a festival of flavours this year as they bring their famous culinary skills straight to fans in a live cooking experience that just cannot be missed.”
Hamad AlKhaja, Head of Events and Festivals Technical Support at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), commented: “Festivals like QIFF are an important part of QTA’s strategy to attract visitors and increase tourism’s contribution to the economy. Now in its 7th edition, the festival is a highlight in Qatar’s events calendar and its increased prominence is thanks to the notable participants we have managed to attract. We are excited to have Fatafeat back with us this year, and look forward to welcoming the fabulous four chefs among QIFF 2016’s outstanding line-up.”
The family-friendly food festival will take place at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, where activities such as Qatar Airways’ Cooking Theatre and Dinner in the Sky will complement a range of new eateries, experiences and entertainment planned for 2016. This year, the festival expands throughout Doha, with satellite events at Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl, for residents and visitors alike.