Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) won 85 accolades across 27 categories at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, the culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2016, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show.
A core team of 49 chefs from the DWTC participated in the five-day event showcasing their skills across multiple categories including a five-course plated menu, Arabic Mezzeh – Practical Cookery, An Arabian Feast, Ice carving, and Pastry Showpiece.
In total, the chefs won eight gold medals, 19 silver, 24 bronze and 34 merit awards, in addition to winning the title of ‘Best effort by an individual establishment’ for the 6th year.
Commenting on the wins, chef Raimund Haemmerle, DWTC’s executive chef and team mentor said: “On behalf of everyone at DWTC, we are extremely proud of our talented chefs and the stellar results achieved.
“We have participated in this competition for over a decade, and as an organisation that is renowned for its hospitality, we are thrilled that our team’s hard work and dedication to the culinary arts has been recognised.”
The Emirates Salon Culinaire is a celebrated culinary competition, which tests the gastronomic, presentation and timing skills of professional chefs from the region.
The competition is judged by a panel of 50 individuals who are certified from the World Association of Chefs Societies, the global network of chefs associations.
Chef Raimund added: “We invest a significant amount of time and effort in team training and development to ensure we serve premium quality dishes year-round to our guests.
“For instance, in the lead up to the Etihad F1 Grand Prix, we invested over 2800 training hours to plan for the 27,000 meals that were served at the event. Congratulations to the entire team and we look forward to more success in the future.”