UAE chefs attend chocolate masterclass
Dubai, April 21, 2010
Twenty aspiring chefs from the UAE are attending a chocolate masterclass in Dubai which is being held till April 23.
Following the pastry workshop in April, this three-day workshop is the second MasterClass to be hosted by Fonterra, as part of its ongoing commitment to improve the skills of chefs in the region.
Renowned Swiss Maitre Chocolatier, George Willi Germann, has worked with the popular ingredient for over 40 years and his vast experience includes running his own patisserie in South Africa for seven years before becoming a Maitre Chocolatier/Patissier.
“Although the UAE has arguably the finest hotels and restaurants in the world, the skills of the chefs have to be constantly updated to remain ahead of the competition”, said Chef Peter Hallmanns, advisory chef for Fonterra.
The workshop will be conducted at Fonterra's state-of-the-art Culinarium – their brand new innovation kitchen in Al Quoz – Dubai.
“We are hosting a third workshop in May – ‘Covered in Sugar’ – and the Pastry Challenge in June, where chefs throughout the GCC will compete, and we anticipate the competition to be even fiercer than during our Anchor MasterChef Challenge in January.”
While the chefs will learn the practical side of shaping, curling, twisting and garnishing, there is also plenty of theory, including the history of chocolate.
One of the highlights of the event will be the chefs creating their chocolate showpieces.-TradeArabia News Service