Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi Chefs win awards at Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire 2017

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Published March 8th, 2017 - 06:12 GMT
During the event
During the event

The talented chefs at Park Rotana showcased their impressive skills in various competitions and won distinctive medals at the prestigious Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire held recently during the Gulfood exhibition.

Amidst the tough competition amongst the top chefs and kitchen artists in the region, Park Rotana Kitchen Artist Henry Delara dominated the Vegetable and Ice Carving categories and won the gold medals for both. Chef Ashraful Alam took the silver medal in the Australian Beef Practical Cookery category whilst Chef Chaminda Bandara received the bronze medal in the same group. Female chef Arlene Catalan impressed the judges in the Sustainable Fish and Seafood Practical Cookery and went away with a bronze medal.

Commenting on the distinction received by his team, Park Rotana Executive Chef Thijs Van Rhoon remarked, “As always, it has been a fantastic experience to be part of the Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire and have our chefs present their talent in the competition. We are extremely proud of their achievements and we certainly look forward to competing again next year and winning more awards.”

In closing, General Manager Marc De Beer added “We exert great efforts in showcasing the best culinary experiences to our guests and having our culinary team win competitions like this manifest the caliber of culinary talent we have in the property.”

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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