Sumeet Jhingan, Capital Club Bahrain Sumeet Jhingan, Capital Club Bahrain

Capital Club Bahrain's Celebrity Chef series with a training twist

The Capital Club Bahrain took a different approach towards upping the F&B game in Bahrain while also providing Bahraini students to train alongside some of the best chefs in the world. Two years ago, the club, under the leadership of its general manager Sumeet Jhingan, started hosting renowned chefs from World’s Best Restaurants list for a few days, who would work with local students in the kitchen.

Jhingan says: “We started this initiative with three goals in mind: to create awareness and shake up the F&B market; to give back to the community by taking on young Bahraini students and training and inspiring them to be next generation leaders; and to place Bahrain on the world culinary map. The journey saw us collaborating with more than 15 chefs in the past 22 months and there is no sign of slowing down.”

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The Club also works with local farmers and fisherman and was the first in Bahrain to use bio-degradable cutlery, edible straws and implement vertical farming. It is now sending students overseas for short internship programmes in association with Tamkeen.