Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, an upmarket Moroccan-style property in the heart of Fujairah, has been recognised with multiple awards at the prestigious Emirates Salon Culinaire recently held at the World Trade Center as part of this year’s Gulf Food and Equipment Exhibition.
The culinary team led by Chef K.A.C. Prasad succeeded in bringing home 2 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 3 bronze medals, a trophy and a certificate and 10 merits. The highlight of the competition included winning the gold medals in the Wedding Cakes Three Tier and Bread Loaves & Showpiece classes by Chef Alwis Weerasinghe. He also received a trophy in the Bread Loaves & Showpiece class with a tour for training to Germany sponsored by Master Baker and a bronze medal for live pastry cake and a certificate of merit for the Four Plates of Dessert Practical class.
The recipients of the silver medals were Chef Galuge F. Samantha for the Open Showpiece, Chef Harshana K. Vithana for Fruit & Vegetable Carving Showpiece and Chef Ahmad Al Fakier for the Arabic Mezzeh Practical Cookery. The bronze medals were received by Chef Sakhtivel Kumar for the Lamb Practical and Chef Alwis for the Cake Practical classes Chef Chamara Segera for the Dressed Lamb Practical Butchery
Ashraf Helmy, General Manager & Area Business Development Manager, said: “We would like to congratulate Chef K.A.C. Prasad and his team for the honours they brought to our property. The competition is a great opportunity for our chefs to demonstrate their skills and talents to their peers and to be recognised by international judges for their work will definitely inspire them to practice more and perfect their skills. The awards also reflect the expertise of our culinary team so guests can be assured that dining at our outlets will give them an enjoyable dining experience!”
The Emirates Salon Culinaire is a series of practical and display-based culinary competitions organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild, the world highest entry participated world culinary competition. Entry to the competition is open to professional chefs, pastry chefs, kitchen artists and bakers. Some of the competitions are designed for entry by a single competitor; others are designed as team events. From practical cooking competitions to buffet and banqueting show pieces, the show presents a wide range of skills and techniques as chefs showcase their talent. Each competition is called a ‘class’’, intended to test the differing skills of entrants whilst also celebrating the preparation and presentation of food and its accoutrements in attractive and pleasing forms.
The competitors are evaluated by a panel of 25 renowned experts, mandated by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) to judge culinary events across the globe, ensuring the highest competition standards.