The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, part of Jumeirah Group, hosted its first ever food festival to enhance its students’ learning experiences and increase engagement with the community.
The event took place from 9 -11 March alongside Dubai Food Festival at Emirates Academy campus opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.
It included live cooking demonstrations and competitions, quizzes, themed stalls, raffles and children’s activities.
There were food products, mocktails, flare workshops and fitness classes from Talise trainers on offer.
Free to attend and open to the public, the festival was organised by the academy’s students under the supervision of their food and beverage lecturers.
Michael Kitts, director of culinary arts at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, said: “It’s a really exciting time for The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management with its first street food festival, entirely managed by our students.
“The build-up was fantastic with a real sense of community and anticipation. I’m sure this will become a regular feature in both the EAHM’s calendar and Dubai’s food festival.”
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) specialises in offering business management degrees at undergraduate and post-graduate level, with a focus on hospitality.
The academy’s food and beverage division provides students with first-hand knowledge of the industry standards in service, hygiene and food preparation.