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Recognizing Success: Spotlight on Hospitality Salon Culinaire Winners

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Lebanon, 09th May 2017

MAY, 2017: The triumphant 18th edition of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire took place at HORECA Lebanon last month. This Worlchefs and L’Académie Nationale de Cuisine endorsed event was a jewel in a rich program of events.

In a follow-up to our initial coverage of this exciting event which can be found here, we are proud to announce below a complete list of winners.

Congratulations to all who took part!

Through more than 30 live cooking and display competitions, the profile of more than 300 chefs in Lebanon was elevated. Special competitions were also held for the Lebanese army chefs to highlight their skills.  Gold medal winners at the Hospitality Salon Culinaire were awarded cash prizes and international training opportunities.

Elsewhere, the Junior Chef Competition provided a platform for young talents and professionals to showcase their skills.

HORECA returns to Beirut, Lebanon on 20-23 March 2018 for its 25th edition.

Gold Winners

Best Burger                                              Raouche Arjaan by Rotana, Ali Shehaadeh                                                                     

Best Chocolate Egg                             Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut, Elie El Kassis      

Best Croissant                                        La Petite Table,  Mohamed Hamdan          

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut             Marwan Chamas                

Best Éclair                                                 Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, Rayane Mouallem       

Best Macaron                                         Casino Du Liban                  , Georges Khoueiry           

Fruits & Vegetables Carving         Youssef Hijazi     

Lebanese Sandwich                           Le Gray Beirut, Bilal El Helou        

                                                                        Le Bristol Hotel  Abbas Hayek       

Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut, Milad Bassil       

Meat Dish                                                 Le Gray Beirut, Mohammad Al Kaaki         

                                                                        Sofil Catering, Ibrahim Seifeldine                


Open Showpiece               Phoenicia Hotel Beirut, Sanjaya Daladawatha


Prunelle Senior Sandwich Challenge       Phoenicia Hotel Beirut, Ali Hemedeh       

Show Platter of Fish (Terrine)                        Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut , Jean Hazzouri                    

                                                                                          Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, Ali Rammal                                       

Six Courses Set Dinner Menu                        Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut, Fadi Melki                                                                

Themed Celebration Cake                               Patisserie Lolita , Wissam Jamil Chartouny             

Three Courses Lebanese Menu                    Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut, Bassel Zeaiter and Georges Akiki                 

Three Plated Dessert Presentation           Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut Alaa Ashrafi         

Raouche Arjaan by Rotana                               Michel Estephan                

Wedding Cake                                                         Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Beirut, Elias Fares           

Junior Hot & Cold Lebanese Appetizers Universite St Joseph (USJ), Maria Abou Halka and Yasmina Saad    

Ecole et institut hoteliers – Tripoli, Mirna Arab and Souha Haidar

                                                                                          Universite St Joseph (USJ), Rayan Badaoui and Nathalie Merhej    


Live Junior Chef Cooking                                  Universite St Joseph (USJ), Olguinia Ferzli and Janice Antonios      

Universite St Joseph (USJ) Aya Ghorra and Carelle Haddad Institut Saint Jean – ISJ  Sarkis Jean Hayfa and Matheos Albert Saliba    


Prunelle Junior Sandwich             

Notre Dame University (N.D.U)                                        Mira Aoun            

American University Of Technology (A.U.T)              Joe Khoury          

American University Of Technology (A.U.T)              Rana El Chaer     

American University Of Technology (A.U.T)              Charbel Sassine 

Ecole Hoteliere Dekwaneh                                                  Elie Chlela            

                  Notre Dame University (N.D.U)    Jason Nehme       GOLD

                  Universite St Joseph (USJ)               Ziad Hajjar            GOLD






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