The Emirates Culinary Guild has revealed the winners of the first Virtual American Egg Competition.
A total of 10 judges from the Emirates Culinary Guild have worked for two days to evaluate all the recipes and videos. Executive Chef Peter De Kauwe from The Club, Abu Dhabi commended the quality of videos by the amateur chefs and Chef K.A.C. Prasad from Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort – Fujairah was impressed with the quality of the pictures and recipes as well.
Bassam Bousaleh, a representative of the American Egg Board, expressed his satisfaction with the high number of participants and the standards of the competition.
The Winner of Class 1 – The Best American Egg Pastry – Recipe and Picture is Hillary Joseph and the Winner of Class 2 – The Best American Egg Savory is Sampath de Silva, both from Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek. The Winner of Class 3 – Video by a Professional Chef is Shrinath Manohar Nair from Emirates Flight Catering and Class 4 – Video by an Amateur Chef was won by Firdaus Noorain from Oman.
Chef Uwe Micheel, President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and Culinary Adviser for Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek says, “What an incredible result from our latest virtual competition; with over 220 entries, we have double the amount from the last virtual competition.
“Every Culinary Competition is a learning process for every competitor and then of course the great prizes offered by our partner the American Egg Board. A total of 40 winners in four different classes won multiple prizes and an additional three special recognition prizes, which has made this competition an exciting one for competitors,” he adds.
Andy Cuthbert, chairman of the Emirates Culinary Guild and general manager for Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Jumeirah Hospitality, Madinat Jumeirah Conferences & Events says, “We were excited to see this competition do so well and the interest from professionals and amateurs alike was fantastic; we thank them all for being a part of the competition. This competition, once again, was a great platform for young and senior chefs as well as budding amateurs to show their skills online.”
Chef Micheel said that he was looking forward to continuing with such competitions in the future and sees this as a great opportunity to engage with his members and chefs around the region. “In this competition, the ‘Incredible US Egg’ was the star of every recipe, and we saw some amazing ones, from very traditional to modern creations from all levels.”
The Emirates Culinary Guild is now gearing up for its annual competition in March 2021.