The Egyptian Chefs Association' s Salon Culinaire showcased another round of successful competitions for ‘best’ chef in different categories. These events were held last November in the hotel supply trade fair HACE'15 at the Cairo International Convention Center.
The Egyptian Chefs Association was proud to organize and stage 27 different competitions which were kindly hosted by the HACE hotel trade fair organizers, the Egyptian Group for Marketing. In total an impressive 230 chefs participated in the various events. Visitors to the fair signalled their approval and enjoyment with enthusiastic applause.
During the fair, the international guest jury members of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) awarded a total of 7 Gold, 22 Silver and 54 Bronze Medals to the winners of the different categories in the competition. A highlight of this year's culinary competitions was the high number of junior chefs and female chefs taking part in the culinary contests. The Egyptian Chefs Association has noticed a significant increase in the number of women taking up the career of chef since the establishment of the Culinary Training Centres Egypt in 2011.
Another highlight of this year's show was the remarkable number of teams from Hurghada hotels who competed in the Markus Iten Culinary Trophy. The national culinary trophy has been named after Markus Iten in recognition of his efforts in establishing the Egyptian Chefs Association. He has over the years made a great difference in the profession for Egyptians, connecting them to an international network of chefs through ECA's membership in the World Association of Chefs Societies, also known as WorldChefs.
The Ramses Hilton Hotel was announced as the proud winner of the Markus Iten Culinary Trophy, followed by Beach Albatros, Hurghada who came second and JW Marriott Hotel, Mirage City who took the third place of the eight teams participating.
The Egyptian Chefs Association wishes to congratulate all the winners of the various competitions held at the HACE'15 and looks forward to next year's event which will be held from 30th October till 2nd November'16.