President Message


Dear fellow chefs, ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the March issue of our Gulf Gourmet.

I am sure many of you are training in full swing for our Salon Culinaire 2021. Your Guild team is working hard on planning this event. Once again, we are bringing in something new.
We are adjusting to the present situation. And for the very first time,  you will see the competitions happening both on the ground as well as streaming virtually. Our plan is to have at least 6 hours live every day. 9am to 12noon and 3pm to 6pm UAE time.
The teams from International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai), Emirates Culinary Guild and Purple Kitchen Events (Expo Culinaire) have teamed up to present a worldwide audience with a great show.
All static classes plus sandwich and cake deco will be held on the 4th and 5th of April in Zabeel Ballroom of Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek. All live cooking classes will be on the 6th and 7th of April in the Gardens of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. On the 8th we will have the Chaine Des Rotisseurs Young Chef Final in the International Centre for Culinary Arts – Dubai (ICCA) in Knowledge Park. This event is by invitation only.

I would like to give a big Thank You to our Partners. Without our loyal partners we would not be able to put up this great event.  Our main Sponsors for 2021 are US Beef Export Federation and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council and IFFCO. Our Class Sponsors are Masterbaker, Arla Pro, Tilda, Barakat Quality Plus, Il Granaio Delle Idee, Upfield, Barilla and Nestle Professional.
Our Kitchen Partners are Ginox and Convotherm Welbilt while RAK Ceramic / Restofair will be providing the amazing plates. Jumeirah Creekside, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC and International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai) are hosting the International Salon Culinaire and Virtual Expo Culinaire 2021.  Ronai is supplying the jackets for our jury and marshals.
Thank you to all of you who support us, planning, building and executing. Thank you to all judges and marshals. Last but not the least, I would like to wish all the competitors, good luck for the show. Remember, the key is not just winning. The most important aspect is to learn, gain experience, make new friends and enjoy.
2021 Entry Fee for this Competition is FREE.  There is NO Entry Fee this year.
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Please do not miss the company profiles 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 Diyan Manjula De Silva and Radisson Blu Dubai Deira team for hosting the last meeting.

Culinary Regards,
Uwe Micheel

President, Emirates Culinary Guild

Director of Kitchens,

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek