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Jumeirah Culinary Teams win 23 Awards at Salon Culinaire in London

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Friday, 21 March 2008

Earlier this month, the Dubai based luxury hospitality group, Jumeirah, won 23 awards at the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition in London.

The Jumeirah culinary team was made up of ten chefs from Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Emirates Academy in Dubai and the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London. Together they succeeded in taking home 12 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals, as well as 5 certificates of merit.

The highlights of the competition included winning the gold medal in the Parade des Chefs competition, as well as being voted the Best Overall Team of the week.

The internationally recognised and highly respected Salon Culinaire is one of the UKs largest chef competitions. During the five day contest, 400 chefs from all over the world compete in three different competitions: The Live Theatre competition includes 30 competition classes in front of a live audience. The Salon Display competition showcases creative works in sugarcraft, marzipan, pastillage and chocolate and Le Parade Des Chefs competition requires a team of 6 members to prepare, cook and present a 3 course plated dining delights for 100 covers. These were then sold and served to the visitors at the show in fully operational restaurants.

Willi Elsener, Group Director of Restaurants for Jumeirah, said, We are thrilled to have won all of these awards and are very proud of our team. Receiving these prestigious awards further highlights Jumeirah Groups commitment to excellence and culinary quality on a global scale. At Jumeirah, we have chefs from all over the world and we believe it is important to invest in talent and encourage passion and creativity for food.

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