President Message


Dear fellow Chefs, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the August-September issue of our Gulf Gourmet. I hope you all had a good summer, and most of you had some quality time with friends and family. We all hoped for the Covid19 situation all over the world to have improved by now. We see in countries and areas where the vaccination level is high, life returns to a different level. People have learned to live with the new normal.   

In many areas, the Covid 19 numbers are dropping and the rules are relaxing.  Please look after yourself keep sanitizing and wearing the mask when appropriate. “Stay safe everyone”.The United Arab Emirates is getting ready for Expo 2020. We are getting closer to the opening. We look forward to businesses coming back stronger with lots of big events on their calendar. Starting this month with the Big 5, Yumex, Air show, Motor Show and Formula 1 just to name a few events on the books for 2021.

Your Emirates Culinary Guild Team is busy in preparation for Abu Dhabi 2022
We will have 7 events under 1 roof
1. Worldchefs Congress
2. Global Chefs Competition
3. Billy Gallagher Young Chef Forum
4. Young Chef African Cup
5. Expo Culinaire
6. Salon Culinaire
7. Education Corner

We look forward to an amazing event and welcoming chefs from around the world. I am really looking forward to showcasing our Emirati culture and food, and at the same time to learn from colleagues.

I hope most of you have registered on the ChefID app. If you have not, go to and help us grow the “Chefs only” app. And invite your friends (as many as you like). 

I look forward to seeing many of you at our monthly meeting on September 13 at the Crowne Plaza® Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road. The meeting will be hosted by Chef Christophe Prud'homme 

The Congress registration is open now at Do not miss out on the Early Bird Discount.

Please visit to browse through previous issues of this magazine. Visit to see the latest happenings on our events calendar. And visit for young chefs to be in contact with over
4,000 chefs across the globe.

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 out all our supporters.

Thank you to Chef Bijendra Singh Ramola and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Team for hosting the last meeting.

Culinary Regards,
Uwe Micheel

President, Emirates Culinary Guild

Director of Kitchens,

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek