Students from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) were selected to create their own pop-up restaurants at the Etisalat Beach Canteen, at Kite Beach as part of the Dubai Food Festival.
The students were tasked with creating an innovative F&B concept to present to a panel of EAHM judges.
This is a great opportunity for our EAHM students to gain valuable industry experience in running a business and to showcase their culinary talents in the community,” said Ashil Sandeep Shah, assistant manager, business development and consulting, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.
Two winning teams were chosen including ‘Burger Print’ a concept specialising in naturally coloured burgers, including black burger buns made with squid ink.
The second, ‘Tori Matsuri’, a Japanese and Mediterranean infusion concept offers dishes including beef Maki rolls and chicken Teriyaki risotto.
The winning teams took residence in a pop up food container sponsored by Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to welcome the estimated 40,000 visitors to the Beach Canteen.
To launch the event, celebrity chef Manu Feildel most widely known for his participation in Australian cookery shows ‘Ready Steady Cook’, ‘MasterChef Australia’ and ‘My Kitchen Rules’ (MKR), took part in a media event on 24 February.