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UAE Chefs at the World Congress in Stavanger, Norway

A delegation of 31 Chefs from United Arab Emirates had joined the World Congress of Chefs in Stavanger, Norway.

Chef Uwe Micheel, the President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and Director of Kitchens at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, who is also a member of Jury and judged the Global Chef Competition, committed on amazing High Standard in all the 3 World Finals. The Global Chef, The Global Pastry Chef and Hans Bueshckens Young Chef competition had 7 finalists each, the Winner from each Continent.

The representative in the global Pastry Chef Competition for MEA was Achala Weeransinghe, from Madinat Jumeirah; Achala became the 4th best Pastry Chef in the world wide competition. The representative in the Hans Bueschkens Young Chef Competition was Rahil Rathod from Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, who come 4th in the world final.

Both Chefs started the competition 1 and a half years ago by winning competitions in Dubai, following UAE contests and being competent enough to join Continental Semi-finals in Namibia, where both won the right to compete for Middle East Africa (MEA).

The Chairman of the Emirates Culinary Guild and General Manager Madinat Jumeirah C&I Jumeirah Hospitality, Andy Cuthbert, who was heading the World Chefs Global Committee for Young Chefs development stated: ‘One of the key experiences for over 50 Young Chefs from all over the World was the opportunity to experience a Congress, a new country and the chance to form lifelong bonds. These are Chefs who will take over the World Chefs in the future. It was very exciting at the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum’.

Chef Uwe Micheel also commented on Educational Program during the World Congress: ‘It was a really good balance, just to name a few Dilmah Tea Seminar, Sessions for Food and Beverage pairing, seminars for Sustainability, Chef’s responsibility for Fitness and Nutrition for themselves and the guests, the Art of Sous-Vide cooking or Session by a Chocolate Master’.

The Congress of World Chefs which was hosted by the ECG in Dubai World Trade Centre in 2008 is happening every 2 years and will be next in Athens, Greece in April 2016.