The top 5 will compete LIVE at the most awaited Popular Chef Awards in the region in June.
Sixteen young chefs below 28 years were shortlisted to compete in the LIVE cook-off session at ICCA on April 25th. The chosen Top-5 will now be competing live at the 2nd “Hozpitality Chef Excellence Awards” on 12th June 2019 at the luxurious Rixos Premium Dubai. The Awards are in partnership with Emirates Culinary Guild and ICCA for Young Chefs.
The event saw, chefs from the 5-star hotels and resorts performing and showcasing their skills. They were chosen after receiving numerous applications for the Cook-offs. The young chefs were judged based on their skills for cooking techniques, timing, taste, hygiene and cleanliness. There was indeed lots of learning for everyone participating, this event helps prepare them for future events. The judges were highly professional in their approach and come from the huge culinary background in the Middle East.
The star-studded, Gala event will hold LIVE cook-offs battles and Popular Choice Awards by online voting. This will be one of its kind events where they are purely based on their skills and votes. Hozpitality Group’s Middle East Chef Excellence Awards- MENA recognizes the talented Chef within the industry from different categories and departments.
Congrats to the Chefs who made it to the finals today and all the best for the Finals:-
Hozpitality Excellence:- Young Chef of the Year
(Selected for FINAL COOK OFF AT CHEF AWARDS on 12th June 2019 ar Rixos Premium Dubai)
1 MA YE (Kevin), CDP, TRYP by Wyndam hotel
2 Shefali Khambkar, DCDP, Hyatt Regency Creek Heights
3 Sai Prasanna Babji, Commis Chef, Caesars Dubai Bluewater
4 Joshua Jonathan, Demi Chef, JA The Resort
5 Rere Reynaldi, Commis Chef, Zero Gravity
For the Chefs who could not qualify; Thank you for your participation, we wish you all the best for future endeavors.
We would also like to thank ICCA Dubai for a great venue and Emirates Culinary Guild for their support, without which all this was not possible. A huge shout-out to our Partners, US Meat Export Federation, Bragard- For the Amazing branded Chef Jackets, Delta Foods, RAK Porcelain, and Restofair RAK, ZEE TV Group, Big FM Radio, Fusia Events, Absolute Frame for all the support.
The organizer, Hozpitality Group would like to extend best wishes to the Young Chefs who made it to the finals of “Hozpitality Chef Excellence Awards- 2019”. For more information, one can log on to Social Media and official website for awards.