President Message

Welcome to the November issue of our Gulf Gourmet.
November is a very busy month for all of us. Our city is busy with exhibitions and tourists. For the ECG, we will have our first ever monthly network meeting in Hatta! Andy Cuthbert is organizing a bus from Dubai. Please do register with Madam Josephine in the office (emiratesculinaryguild@gmail. com) if you want to join us on the bus. We have started a great online competition called “The Dates Connection” last month. It is brought to us by HOST Milano and TUTTOFOOD, the 2 main events of Fiera Milano Hospitality – Food and Agriculture. The winner for each category will go to Milan for the finals. Contact your Emirates Culinary Guild office for details at
Our team of artists and pastry chefs are getting ready for the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg. Chairman Andy is busy getting the paperwork done for 20+ people. As in the past, our airline partner is Lufthansa. We are supported in Luxembourg by Alan Hostert and the team from École d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg - EHTL in Diekirch.
In partnership with Dubai Racing Club, we are organizing a live cooking competition in February at the Races. We are still open to partnerships for this Event. Chefs will cook live during the races in Meydan. This will be again another great “First”.
15th – 17th May 2023 Expo Culinaire and Salon Culinaire – United Arab Emirates.

In addition to the Exhibition, International Salon Culinaire and Education Area, we will have 2 more big events. We are hosting the Middle East Africa Global Chefs Final, Senior Chefs, Junior Chefs, Pastry Chefs and for the first time the Best Vegan Chef. Thewinner of each category will represent our region at the Worldchefs Congress in Singapore 2024. Our Continental Director and very own Chairman Andy Cuthbert is just finalizing all the details.
I am also pleased to confirm that we will host the Alen Thong Trophy for Young Chefs National Teams. Mr. Rajan from J.M. Foods, our longtime supporter, has confirmed his support for the same. Thank you to Rajan and the JM Foods team. Watch this space for more news and updates.
If you have any questions related to any of our events, please contact me or Mrs. Josephine Cuthbert in the Guild Office at
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Please do not miss the company profile of our corporate members. We really do appreciate your support. Also do look at the Friends of the Guild pages to check all our supporters.
Thank you to Chef Amgad Zakiand and his team at Ghaya Grand Hotel, for hosting our October meeting.

Culinary Regards,
Uwe Micheel

President, Emirates Culinary Guild