Dubai, 12 July 2015: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and part of the global luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, has won gold at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge in Sri Lanka.
A total of 21 teams from 14 countries competed in the competition to demonstrate new and innovative high teas which included fine gastronomy and mixology all delivered with a touch of elegance. Director of Culinary Arts Chef Michael Kitts and Lecturer Maximilian Rauch both won gold medals at the international level of the event. The duo presented a modern Tea-Licious theme comprising lamb kofta, spiced tomato compote with mint tea crumpet and Dilmah Mint Green Tea. The luxurious experience was said to be the highlight of the presentation and ‘defined afternoon tea in the 21st century.’
In April 2013, EAHM won the national level of the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge and recently represented the UAE in Sri Lanka.
Chef Kitts said: “It was a very tough competition, but very inspiring. Our preparation all paid off and to bring home a gold medal for EAHM made it all worthwhile. Max and I would like to thank Mr. Hilvert and our sponsors for all the help and support that made it all possible.”
The event was attended by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, who was accompanied by Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando and his sons, Dilhan and Malik.
Notes to Editor:
About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group. It is a leading provider of University-level hospitality business education and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. EAHM works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). For further information and enrolment requirements, please visit The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management online: www.emiratesacademy.edu
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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
For further information please contact:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Dr John Fong
Director of Business Development and Consulting / Associate Professor
PO Box 29662 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 315 5118
Fax: +971 4 315 5556
Mobile: +971 555 009 565
Visit us at: www.emiratesacademy.edu