President Message


Dear fellow chefs, ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the December issue of our Gulf Gourmet.
This is the last issue of a year that was very challenging for all of us around the world. Some of us are back in business, but many of our colleagues are still struggling. Despite all the challenges we face I wish you and your family a blessed and healthy festive season.
To all of us who are celebrating Christmas, Merry Christmas and I hope all our colleagues and friends find the time to spend with their family before the year ends. I wish everyone a healthy and happy new start into 2021. We all pray for a better year to come.
Your Emirates Culinary Guild is finishing the year with our biggest ever virtual competition, the USA Egg Virtual Competition. This competition was brought to us by the American Egg Board.
We received in excess of 220 entries with some great videos and recipes. Do not miss the videos on our Emirates Culinary Guild YouTube Channel. Subscribe, watch and like our videos, share with your family and friends. Help us to grow your Emirates Culinary Guild YouTube Channel.
The ECG World Chefs-certified judges also just finished selecting the finalists of the Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award. Some really amazing recipes from our young chefs. We really have great talent on the starting block. I wish them all a great future and would like to tell young chefs please keep working hard and do not lose your passion for our great profession.
The next big project – challenge – the team is working on is a Guinness World Record Attempt in honor of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE. We have chosen the January 4, 2021 to break the record for the ‘longest line of pies’.
We are working now on Salon Culinaire 2021 and Virtual Expo Culinaire, to be held in March 2021. More details are in this issue.
We are speaking now to our existing partners and new partners for this great show. If any of our corporate partners are interested to join us physically or virtually, please to contact us at Please visit to browse through previous issues of this magazine. Visit emiratesculinaryguild. net to see our upcoming events calendar. And visit for young chefs to be in contact with over 4,000 chefs worldwide. 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.

Culinary Regards,
Uwe Micheel

President, Emirates Culinary Guild

Director of Kitchens,

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek