Oryx Rotana's Chefs honoured at Hospitality Qatar 2016

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Published October 30th, 2016 - 07:57 GMT
Salon Culinaire competition
Salon Culinaire competition

Oryx Rotana, a five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, bagged 5 medals at the recently concluded Salon Culinaire competition held during Hospitality Qatar 2016. This initiative encourages and draws out the finest talents from the culinary scene of Qatar.

Oryx Rotana Doha’s master chef Patrik Hevlicek, who is passionate about creating mouth-watering cuisine participated in the competition – creating a signature dish, which won him a gold medal. Chef Mahesh Pudhari showcased his long years of experience by winning silver medal for Terrine/Pate while Smriti Singh walked home with a silver medal for Petit Fours. Dileep K Wilson was awarded bronze medal in the Bartender Mocktail Competition category while Raed Slime took bronze medal for his incredible Arabic Mezze.

On this occasion Lana Jwainat, Director of Marketing and Communications at Oryx Rotana Doha said, “By winning top honours across a broad range of categories, Oryx Rotana team demonstrated the diversity of our restaurant menus where guests can enjoy superb dining from around the world. This is also a great achievement for our chefs at Oryx Rotana. We are proud to have a talented group of chefs and we will look forward to more of them taking part and succeeding in future events."

"The Salon Culinaire was a great opportunity for our chefs to show their abilities and practical skills. To be recognised by international judges is a tremendous achievement and we believe it will serve to inspire them to do better," she added.

At HQ 2016, Salon Culinaire, co-organised by Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) featured upcoming chefs who competed in 17 diverse categories ranging from live cooking and carving to aesthetically beautiful showpieces and static displays — all in front of a live audience as well as a judging panel made up of hospitality and culinary experts.

The Salon Culinaire competition included Live Cooking, Fruit & Ice Carving, Barista Competition, Bartenders Flaring Mocktails, Signature Dish, Five Course Set Menu, Bread-making, Novelty Cake, Chocolate Showpiece, Wedding Cake, Hors d’ Oeuvre, and Terrine/Pate, among other things.

An exhibition for the hotels, restaurants, and cafes (HORECA) and hospitality industry in Qatar, HQ 2016 was held from October 18 to 20 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) in West Bay.

Background Information

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

Rotana was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.

Operating as Rotana, it opened its first property in Abu Dhabi in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East and North Africa.

Rotana is a company offering the best of both worlds. A unique understanding of the culture and communities of the Middle East combined with the collective expertise of an executive team contributing over 35 years of international experience in the service industry.

Rotana aggressive expansion plans have seen the company grow from 2 properties in 1993 to a total of 70 by 2014. With several further properties planned for opening and new projects in the pipeline confirming the company's intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the Middle East and North Africa within the next five years. 

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