More than 300 UAE-based chefs showcased their creativity at the La Cuisine by SIAL culinary competition this week as part of the SIAL Middle East 2012 exhibition, held in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).
Organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild, the competition was one of the visual highlights of the three-day exhibition and conference, and covered 17 food categories from individual ice carving and wedding cakes to five-course gourmet menu cook-offs.
Commenting on the competition, Mohammad Jalal Al Reyaysa, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee for SIAL Middle East and ADFCA Official Spokesperson, said: “Competitions like this contribute to quality improvement across the food industry, and present a unique opportunity for UAE chefs to showcase their skills and innovative approach to food.”
“The standard of entrants has definitely risen from last year, with specific categories such as pastry taking a big step forward in terms of creativity and execution, and impressive performances from entrants in the hot kitchen section,” said Uwe Micheel, President, Emirates Culinary Guild.
“Recognition in the form of an Emirates Culinary Guild La Cuisine by SIAL medal is special for every chef, and the most important ingredient in the success of any restaurant is its staff,” he added.
Photo: Uwe Micheels, President, Emirates Culinary Guild, judges a baked bread showpiece at La Cuisine by SIAL culinary competition.