Hospitality by DWTC Wins 37 Accolades at Salon Culinaire 2018

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Published March 4th, 2018 - 09:23 GMT
A core team of 44 chefs from DWTC participated in the five-day event.
A core team of 44 chefs from DWTC participated in the five-day event.

Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading culinary provider, put up a delectable showcase at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, internationally-acclaimed culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2018, winning 37 accolades including the title of ‘Best effort by an individual establishment’ for the 8th consecutive year. 

A core team of 44 chefs from DWTC participated in the five-day event, demonstrating their culinary skills across multiple categories including Five-course Gourmet Dinner, Emirati Cuisine - Practical Cookery, An Arabian Feast, Ice carving, and Pastry Showpiece. The chefs won 12 gold medals, 11 silver, 14 bronze and 8 merit awards. Noteworthy mentions go to Chef Taha Boudhib who secured a gold medal with distinction for his impeccable presentation in the Cake Decoration - Practical by Masterbaker category, and Chef Jayson Cueto who won 8 medals including 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, and 1 merit.

“Salon Culinaire provides an incredible platform for chefs to showcase their creativity and skills when it comes to food preparation and presentation. We have been participating in this prestigious competition for over a decade now and I am incredibly proud of the hard work our put forth by our chefs. Preparation for this event is an enriching experience for them and their victory is a testament to their hard work and dedication,” said Chef Raimund Haemmerle, DWTC’s Executive Chef and team mentor.

The Emirates Salon Culinaire, is a celebrated culinary competition, which is evaluated by a panel of 30 international experts and mandated by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). The annual contest, featuring a range of different categories, gauges gastronomic skills of professional chefs from across the region.

Chef Raimund added: “In addition to partaking in culinary arts, we are committed to the training and development of our hospitality team, to ensure the provision of premium quality food services and catering solutions to our ever-growing customer base. We have witnessed a steady growth in the demand for catering, especially in the MICE sector, and our team is fully equipped to deliver end-to-end solutions to meet the region’s growing requirements.” 

Hospitality by DWTC has witnessed year-on-year growth in business and some of the team’s biggest contracts to date in off-site catering include the Etihad F1 Grand Prix, the Dubai Tour, and the Dubai Airshow. 

With over 148 chefs from 19 different nationalities and 5 continents, DWTC’s ultramodern kitchen, spanning over 3,650m² of working area, allows for full in-house production and has been awarded the highest Dubai Municipality rating every year since opening in 2003. With 35 years of market experience and recently installed state-of-the-art equipment across the catering operation, the kitchen has a capacity output of 20,000 daily covers.

Background Information

Dubai World Trade Center

The Dubai World Trade Centre has played a pivotal role in the growth of international trade for the Middle East, ever since our inauguratio​​n in 1979. Then, it was through the landmark 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower. Today we are the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions.


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