President Message



Dear fellow chefs, ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the March issue of our Gulf Gourmet, the special issue for our International Salon Culinaire 2020. I hope you all make the time to come see us at Expo Culinaire in Sharjah. Following the great success of 2019, the show this year is bigger and better.

I would like to thank all our partners. Nestle Professional and IFFCO continue to be our key partners. US Meat, USPEEC, Masterbaker and Barakat Quality Plus are our multiclass sponsors. Mitras – Magenta, H.K. Enterprises, Arla, Ginox, Welbilt, Ecolab, HUG and Tastecraft, round up our
major supporters.

Do not miss the Education Area. Our education partners and sponsors have put together a great program that’s not to be missed. Of course a big thank you goes out to Joanne Cook and the Purple Kitchen team, as well as to all the Marshals and Judges, led again by the one and only Chef Otto Weibel.

My biggest THANK YOU  goes to all competitors, their trainers, coaches and employers for supporting them – “DANKE”
– “Thank You” – “Merci” – “Shukran”
Now, a big Mabrook to our Culinary  Team who have just returned from the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. The team did great, and we returned with 21 Gold, 16 silver and 8 Bronze medals! A fantastic result – Mabrook – well done to the Team.
Thank you to the Coaches and Team Supporters Alanah, Mario, Thomas Haller, Norbert Girnth, Jagoda, Thushara,  Majed, Karl Heinz Ney, Steven Peters and of course thank you to our Chairman Andy Cuthbert, without your endless
work and support this would not be possible. Shukran to the ladies, Josephine, Jovelle and Dulce, the team is grateful for your work for UAE Chefs.

I would also like to thank our hosts in Germany, Peter Kramer and his Team from the Erickson Hotel, you were the
perfect host. You made us feel at home, true hospitality. 

Also, Big Thank You to Chef JÛrgen Lahaan and the Stadthalle Team for Sharing your Kitchen with us and our friends from Sri Lanka and Maldives. Not to forget “Wolfi” Wolfgang Kote who was there for us 24/7.

Please visit www.gulfgourmet. net to browse through the previous issue of these magazines. Visit www. 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.

Thank you to Chef Girish Babu and the Media One Hotel Team for hosting the February meeting. 

Culinary Regards,

Uwe Micheel
President, Emirates Culinary Guild
Director of Kitchens,
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
Assistant Vice President, WorldChefs