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The Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chefs Challenge Powered by JM Foods
In August 2015 The Emirates Culinary Guild lost one of its founding fathers, Mr. John Alen Thong. In 1992 the Emirates Culinary Guild was officially formed with a team of local chefs from the United Arab Emirates, and Alen was the coordinator from the time of the Guilds inception till his death. Alen’s contribution to the culinary world not only in the United Arab Emirates but beyond is an inspiration to young and senior chefs alike.
Alen was focused on the Young chefs and was a stalwart for their development through building the Emirates Culinary Guild and the competitions that the guild managed over the past 24 years.
In 2016 the Emirate’s Culinary Guild staged the 1st running of the Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young chef challenge at La Cuisine by La Sial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Teams from across the globe were invited to compete with Singapore walking away with the inaugural winner’s trophy. La Cuisine was the second branded competition Alen built up over 6 years prior to his death leaving another legacy for the chefs of het UAE.
Many of us are committed to the development of the Young chefs from around the world and we as the Emirates Culinary Guild would like to make this competition a sustainable legacy for a great man and also an opportunity for Young chefs to develop and shine on the competition circuit.
The competition is fully supported by the Emirates Culinary Guild, Purple kitchen events, Worldchefs, and the Expo Centre Sharjah the home of ExpoCuliniare, and without their generous support this competition would not be possible. This year's sponsor is JM Foods.
May 2023 sees the return of the competition from 29th May till 31st May at ExpoCuliniare and Salon Culinaire held in Expo Centre Sharjah supported by JM Foods.
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ECG Class Brief for Entry
ECG Rules and Regulation

All Entry Forms

An Overview of the Emirates Salon Culinaire 2023

Sustainability Guidelines
Alen Thong Young Chef Golden Coffee Pot Challenge

EXPO Culinaire 29th to 31st May 2023 
Global Chef Challenge entry form and information
Global Chef Challenge Semi Finals 2023
Global Chef Pastry Challenge Semi Finals 2023
Global Chef Vegan Challenge Semi Finals 2023
Introduction to JAT Memorial Challenge 2023
Global Young Chef Challenge Semi Finals 2023