Top chefs take part in competition
Abu Dhabi, November 22, 2010
Professional chefs from the region are competing in the GCC's first La Cuisine Du SIAL cooking competition being held in Abu Dhabi.
The competition is part of the SIAL Middle East event which opened at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) today. The event will run till November 24.
La Cuisine Du SIAL is organized by the Abu Dhabi chapter of the Emirates Culinary Guild and is endorsed by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies.
The competition provides an opportunity for chefs to show their skills, techniques and culinary styles in bakery, pastry and confectionery, ice-carving, artistic showpieces, and practical cookery. It is an exciting event dedicated to celebrating the preparation and presentation of food in attractive and pleasing forms. The competitions are open to any professional chefs regardless of age, position or workplace.
Alen Thong, coordinator of the Emirates Culinary Guild and director of La Cuisine Du SIAL, said: “The festival presents a great opportunity for professional chefs to test and assess themselves against the limits of their perceived abilities, and to clearly present to the industry their artistic and practical attainments. The competition is a platform for professionals to display their myriad talents, network with their peers, interact, and exchange information.”
The most interesting class of the competition will be ‘An Abu Dhabi Icon’, where participants will be creating a cake or edible showpiece constructed and decorated so as to celebrate one of Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmarks.
Awards will be conferred according to the decisions of a panel of international chefs, approved by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS). Taste, appearance, hygiene, good working practice and degree of difficulty are the criteria against which the judges will award points. – TradeArabia News Service