ME chefs honoured for innovation
Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2010
Culinary experts from the Middle East competing under the region’s first-ever La Cuisine Du SIAL cooking contest were recently recognized for their innovative interpretations of the event’s various food themes.
Organised by the Abu Dhabi chapter of the Emirates Culinary Guild and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, the Middle East’s first-ever La Cuisine Du SIAL was held alongside SIAL Middle East, the inaugural regional edition of the world-renowned food events network overseen by the SIAL Group.
Professional chefs, cooks, bakers and pastry chefs regardless of age, position or workplace were invited to compete. Participants vied for top honours under the four ‘An Abu Dhabi Icon,’ chocolate carving, pastry, and open categories.
Alen Thong, coordinator of the Emirates Culinary Guild and director of La Cuisine Du SIAL, commented: “We were very pleased with the showmanship, techniques and creativity embodied by the entries. The event affirmed the world-class skills of the region’s culinary practitioners and will definitely encourage more competitiveness and thus higher standards within the profession.”
“More importantly, La Cuisine Du SIAL provided an opportunity for the contestants to extend their abilities by learning from the techniques of their peers. This reflects SIAL’s global reputation for encouraging innovation and professional growth,” Thong added. – TradeArabia News Service