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La Cusine Du Sial held at Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre

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United Arab Emirates, 09th December 2019

Abu Dhabi · December 2019 · La Cusine Du Sial held at Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre

The Emirates Culinary Guild would like to announce the successful running of the La Cusine Du Sial 2019 from 9th December 2019 till 11th December 2019. The competition was held at the Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre during La Sial and was the 10th Anniversary of the La Sila exhibition. The competition saw over 425 competitors from the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Azerbaijan compete in 29 classes across all disciplines of the Culinary Arts, from Ice Carving, Practical cookery, static displays, Emirati cuisine, cake decorating and Show Piece categories. 

20 International Judges from all over the World came to judge alongside 10 UAE based judges during the Culinary spectacular this year. The La Sial is the 2nd largest culinary competition in Africa and Middle East region and is endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies. 

“The standards were extremely high this year,” said President of the Judges Chef Otto Weibel who has been coming to the ECG competitions since 1993, and all 10 editions of La Sial, President of the Guild Chef Uwe Micheel Director of Kitchens at Radisson Bleu Deira Creek said “we are proud to be able to have been involved for the past 10 years with this competition and we thank Mr Saeed Al Mansoori Executive Director of IDEX for his commitment and support to be able to put on such a great competition.” La Cuisine du Sial really shows the talents of our chefs here in the UAE and also gives a great opportunity for international competitors to come and compete alongside our UAE chefs. 

Guild Chairman Andy Cuthbert, General Manager of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, and Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Incentives and Jumeirah Hospitality, added “this year was another excellent performance by our chefs and we were thrilled to be involved with the 10th anniversary of this event.”

This years event saw the return of the Arabian feast class as an edible buffet where three teams presented a traditional Arabian feast that was enjoyed by sponsors and visitors to La Sial and was a showcase of Emirati cuisine. 


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