Global spotlight on Emirati cuisine, hospitality
Dubai, November 17, 2013
The Dubai World Hospitality Championship, a first-of-its-kind gastronomic odyssey in the region, on Saturday opened the doors of UAE's timeless tradition to the world.
Held under the directive of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and organised by the Za’abeel Palace Hospitality, the culinary mega event will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Sheikh Saeed Halls until November 18.
DWHC comprises three main competitions: the International Competition, Hospitality Sector Competition, and the Emirati Competition that will serve as the highlight of the championship.
A Heritage Village, which will be open throughout the event, will greet visitors and familiarise them with the authentic traditions of Emirati hospitality.
The event will also feature 45-minute long sessions of live cookery demonstrations conducted by celebrity chefs. The stellar list of international chefs gearing up to dish out their favourite recipes include Silvena Rowe, Sanjeev Kapoor, Nermine Hanno, Martha Yanci, Suzanne Husseini, Osama, Tarek Ibrahim, Marco Pierre and Joe Barza.
The master chefs will additionally bring in their personal interpretation to Emirati cuisine by giving an international flavor to all-time favourite national dishes, said the eent organisers.
The Emirati contingent will be represented by leading chefs Bader Al Awadhi, Musabbeh Al Kaabi and Ali Salem.
In the run up to the event, the organisers have placed booths at various malls to promote the event across the seven emirates.
Stands have been set up at the Global Village, Dubai Mall, City Centre Mirdiff, Aswaaq-Al Warqaa, Al Barsha Mall, City Centre Al Fujairah, Carrefour Umm Al Quwain, and Marina Mall Abu Dhabi
The visitors get a chance to win a Lexus LX 570 SUV luxury car through a raffle draw while registering on the DWHC website for a complimentary badge.
The committee has also set up an entertainment zone at the Abu Dhabi Hall for kids aged 2-10. In an effort to provide additional convenience to families, DWHC organisers have appointed qualified baby-sitters for managing children that need supervision.-TradeArabia News Service