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HORECA Kuwait Reaches New Heights

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Kuwait, 05th February 2018

With the conclusion of
HORECA Kuwait’s seventh
edition, the country’s premier food and hospitality
platform and all-in-one meeting place for industry players attracted thousands
of visitors eager to leverage its networking opportunities.


The 2018 HORECA Kuwait
exhibition, which took place from 15-17 January 2018 at Kuwait International
Fair, gathered more than 100 exhibitors and shone a bright light on the
nation’s food and hospitality industries through countless competitions and


At the Hospitality
Salon Culinaire
, more than 300
talented chefs showed off their skills to a jury of international expert chefs,
while the Hospitality Forum invited top industry experts from across the region
for a series of debates tackling hot topics such as the emergence of food
delivery platforms and the increasing number of food enthusiasts and local
restaurateurs championing Kuwait as a major culinary destination. Elsewhere, seminars
were conducted by Boecker on food safety and an educational food presentation
by the South African Embassy was also delivered.



The third and final
day of the HORECA Kuwait 2018 exhibition was full of activities, including an
honoring ceremony for the winners in the international cooking competition.

The competition’s jury
panel, comprising of 12 experts announced the winners’ names noting.. The jury
also announced that Kuwait Sheraton Hotel won the highest number of gold
medals, as seven of its chefs won first place in various competitions they took
part in.


The panel added that
the competitions highly appealed to visitors who enjoyed watching chefs carve
works out of chocolate, ice and fruits.


The Hospitality
Salon Culinaire Jury panel:


Samaan Hilal         Head
of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire Kuwait, Managing partner Brainsteam –


Charles Azar         Pastry
Chef Consultant and President of the delegation of the Academie Nationale de
Cuisine Paris , Middle East and the GCC


Thierry Bamas     “Best
Craftsman of France “Pastry Chef” (2011), European Pastry, Sugar and Frozen
Dessert Champion (2010)”


Cynthia Bitar        Executive
Chef & Owner at Nazira Catering, and Active Member of the” Academie
Nationale De Cuisine Paris”


Eric Briffard           “Best
Craftsman of France 1994

Executive Chef and
Director of the Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris


Maroun Chedid    Managing
Partner of Maroun Chedid sarl


Thomas Gugler    President
of the World Association of Chefs' Societies (WACS)


Paul Hage               Group
Culinary Director at Al Habtoor Hospitality Group 


Tarek Ibrahim                  Certified
Master Chef of Meat and Livestock Australia Egypt/UAE


Martin Kobald                Global Master Chef and Vice
President of the World Association of Chefs' Societies (WACS)

Faisal Al – Nashmi          Executive
Chef & Co-Owner of Al Makan United Company


   “Corporate Executive Chef of Mahindra
Holidays and Resorts India

Chairman Marketing
committee (WACS) General Secretary of the Indian Federation of Culinary
Associations “


Jacques Rossel   
Culinary Operation Manager at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Affiliate of
Les Roches, Amman







Best Éclair

Lumiere co for
sweets and confections

Payagalage Randika
Pushpa Ruwan 

Bread Creation
& Morning Goods (croissant, Danish, Brioche)

Crowne Plaza &
Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City

Prakash Panth Sharma

Chocolate Carving



Lalantha Fernando

Symphony Style Hotel

G. Chinthaka

Petit Four &

Marina Hotel Kuwait

Ranga Gayan

Six Course Set
Dinner Menu

Sheraton Kuwait

Abdulrazaq Tijani

Celebration Cake

Sheraton Kuwait

Tarak Das

Three Plated
Dessert Presentation


Marina Hotel Kuwait

Ranga Gayan

Jumeirah messilah
beach hotel & spa kuwait

Prashan Madusanka

Wedding Cake

Sheraton Kuwait

Nikini Suriyage

Asian Cuisine

Sheraton Kuwait

Muralidhar Savarapu

Alshaya – Asha's

Rajendra Singh



Sushi Competition


Maki Group

Indika Udaya Kumara Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage

Maki Group

Jayasena Batagama
Arachchige Don

Sheraton Kuwait

Ismael Alvior



Traditional Dish

JW Marriott

Anfal A E M Al

Plated Date

Millennium Hotel
& Convention Center

Chamas Antony

Fresh Pasta

Sheraton Kuwait

Abin George

Alshaya IHOP

Rohan Agarwal

Ice Carving

Crowne Plaza &
Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City

Prabhath R.

Fruit &
Vegetable Carving

Millennium Hotel
& Convention Center

T.V Wasula Saman

Sheraton Kuwait

Tarak Das

Symphony Style Hotel

G. Chinthaka


Provided by: Hospitality Services


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