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The Emirates Culinary Guild announces third Virtual Cooking Competition

The Emirates Culinary Guild and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council are launching a Virtual Cooking Competition for GCC nationals.

In the competition, there will be four different categories where US Chicken and Turkey will be used. Competitors will create either a video or their favourite recipe and photo of the dish using the ingredients, and are encouraged to produce their country’s traditional eats.

Chef Uwe Micheel, President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and Culinary Adviser for Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek says: “I’m very excited about the competition. Firstly, as with every Culinary Competition, the learning process for every competitor. Then, of course, the great prizes offered by our partner, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council: trophies, books, knives and cash prizes for the winners. A total of 40 winners in four different classes will win multiple prizes.”

“The response to the US Beef competition was overwhelming and we’re proud to be associated with US Beef & USA Poultry. We wish all the competitors the very best of luck in the upcoming competition and look forward to seeing some great dishes,” says Andy Cuthbert, chairman of the Emirates Culinary Guild and general manager for Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Jumeirah Hospitality, Madinat Jumeirah Conferences & Events.

Chef Uwe highlighted his excitement to see some great US Chicken and US Turkey Dishes. “I hope that we will really see some traditional dishes from many different countries. Our competitors must be GCC residents, but can be from different countries. I always enjoy when I see Chefs and home cooks creating or reproducing great dishes. With the hormone-free US Chicken and US Turkey, we will sure see amazing recipes.”

The competition has launched and registration will be open until September 2, midnight. Chef Uwe explained that all the videos will be posted on The Emirates Culinary Guild’s YouTube Channel, and that the views and the likes of the public will be part of the judging criteria.

The Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) is the association of professional chefs of the UAE. It’s a non-profit organisation and aims to encourage and inspire young chefs through training and competition, and enhance the UAE’s culinary prestige.


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