Dubai, 6 March 2014: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is pleased to announce its team of chefs won 115 awards at the recent Emirates Salon Culinaire 2014 held alongside the Gulfood Hotel & Equipment Exhibition. Among the impressive clutch of awards were 20 gold medals.
Chefs from across Jumeirah Group put on an impressive culinary display demonstrating their varied skills from practical cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable carving, wedding cakes, pastry showpieces and inspiring sculptures carved from ice.
The competition took place over four days from 23-27 February 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and saw more than 1,300 professional chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers take part. Special trophies were awarded to individuals who attained excellence at the competition in their particular field including ‘Best Kitchen Artist’ to Burj Al Arab’s Rohitha Kumara Leelawansa. In addition, Jumeirah Group won ‘Best Effort by a Corporation’.
Christian Gradnitzer, Jumeirah Group Corporate Culinary Director, said: “We are extremely proud so many of Jumeirah’s chefs won awards which reflects the consistent high standards practiced across our restaurants. In addition, Jumeirah Group was given special recognition for ‘Best Effort by a Corporation’ and two chefs won trophies for the best in their field. This collective success is a credit to our brand and our many talented colleagues.”
Competitors were evaluated by a panel of 25 renowned experts, assigned by the World Association of Chefs Societies who judge culinary events across the globe, ensuring the highest competition standards.
Notes to Editors:
Full list of medals won:
Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah: Bronze - 8, Silver - 2, Gold - 1
C&I, Madinat Jumeirah: Bronze - 1, Silver - 1
Jumeirah Beach Hotel: Bronze - 2, Silver - 1, Merit - 3
Jumeirah Burj Al Arab: Bronze - 8, Silver - 8, Gold - 6, Merit -9
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel: Silver - 2, Gold - 1
Jumeirah Emirates Towers: Bronze - 8, Silver - 3, Gold - 7, Merit - 6
Jumeirah Group: Gold - 1
Jumeirah International: Silver - 1, Gold - 1
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: Bronze - 7, Silver - 5, Gold - 1, Merit - 7
Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah: Silver - 1, Gold - 1
MJR Madinat Jumeirah: Bronze - 2, Silver - 1, Merit - 1
Zero Gravity Madinat Jumeirah: Bronze - 3, Silver - 3, Gold - 1, Merit - 2
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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