winner at La Cuisine Du Sial 2017. winner at La Cuisine Du Sial 2017.

The Emirates Culinary Guild's La Cusine Du Sial 2017 competition took place from December 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017.

The competition, held at the Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre during La Sial, saw over 485 competitors from the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Egypt compete in 29 classes across all disciplines of the culinary arts, from ice carving, practical cookery, static displays, Emirati cuisine, cake decorating and show piece categories.

20 International Judges from all over the world came to judge alongside 10 UAE-based judges during the culinary event.

The Emirates Culinary Guild president and Radisson Bleu Deira Creek director of kitchens chef Uwe Micheel said, “We are proud to be able to put on such a great competition that really shows the talents of our chefs here in the UAE and also gives great opportunity for International competitors to come and compete alongside our UAE chefs.”

At the competition, Jumeirah Group won the ‘Best Effort by a Corporation,’ Emirated Palace Abu Dhabi won Best effort by an Individual Establishmen, Madinat Jumeirah C&I Aahed Samih Kokash took home the title of ‘Best Arabian Cuisiner,’ Roshan Erandika from Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi won ‘Best Pastry Chef,’ Samantha Kumara K.M.U.G from Gloria Hotel Dubai won ‘Best Kitchen Artist’ and Htay Lin from Madinat Jumeirah C&I won ‘Best Cuisinier.’

A total of 48 Gold Medals, 93 Silver Medals and 131 bronze medals were awarded during the three day event.

The La Sial is the second largest culinary competition in the Africa and Middle East region and is endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies.

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