November 2017, Qatar: Around 300 professional chefs from more than 40 hotels and restaurants in Qatar are competing for this year’s much anticipated Salon Culinaire, one of the main highlights of the third annual Hospitality Qatar to take place from November 7 to 9 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
“The three-day event will feature a large variety of activities including B2B matchmaking for visitors and exhibitors, product launches which allow exhibitors to showcase their new and existing products and most especially the Salon Culinaire which is Hospitality Qatar’s signature showcase where 300 professional chefs will compete in 27 categories which include Qatari cuisine as well,” said Yuksel Mutlu, Treasurer of Qatar Culinary Professionals.
Qatar Culinary Professionals in partnership with IFP Qatar is organising Salon Culinaire set to be bigger than its previous edition as a way to show Hospitality Qatar’s commitment to the country’s expanding hospitality industry, said Mutlu.
Salon Culinaire this year witnessed an increase in terms of participation compared to its previous edition which saw 260 chefs compete in 17 various categories.
Culinary luminaries from around the world have been invited to comprise the jury for the exciting competitions.
“Chefs’ masterpiece creations will be judged by World Chefs jury from different countries which includes the president of World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) Thomas Gugler and other international culinary professional judges,” added Yuksel Mutlu.
The Salon Culinaire is a battle where local chefs will go head to head to showcase their talents. It serves as a great platform for the chefs to show their skills and uncover hidden talents to an international field of judges from World Chefs to win best chef honours for their field.
In addition to the competitions of WACS, contestants and winners will also compete to win titles such as Best Chef, Best Cuisinier, Best Chef Artist and Best Chef Arabic Cuisine of the Year for Qatar, said Mutlu.
The competition includes a Qatari cuisine category which was introduced last year to promote Qatari food and encourage chefs to further hone their skills in preparing local cuisine.
Reprinted from The Peninsula Qatar’s Daily Newspaper: http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/01/11/2017/Salon-Culinaire-to-test-skills-of-around-300-chefs