Pastry Chef Hom Bahadur Khadka of Danat Al Ain Resort bagged the bronze medal award under Class 3 Four Plates of Dessert Category at the recently concluded Gulfood 2016: Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire competition.
Chef Khadka’s winning entries included Pistachio Ice Cream, Vegetarian Dessert, Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Piñacolada. This is his fourth time to participate under the category. Chef Khadka has been with Danat Al Ain Resort for one year.
Ahmed Margoushy, General Manager, said: “We are very proud of this achievement. It reflected the exceptional culinary talent of our team. Being selected as one of the top winners amongst hundreds of chefs who competed in the category is indeed, a great motivation for Chef Khadka. I hope this award will further encourage our team to reach new heights, pursue their dreams and exceed our guests’ expectations.”
Under Class 3 Four Dessert Category, the participating chef needs to prepare four different desserts, each for one person. At least one of the desserts must contain Toni Kaiser strudel dough as a main component which is supplied to entrants. The presentation will also include one hot dessert and judges will taste the dessert to determine its quality and authenticity.
The Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire is part of Gulfood, the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show. The competition is a series of practical and display-based culinary entries which is open to professional chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers. There are 22 competitions called “class” and approximately 1,300 young chefs enter the class to showcase their talent through a wide range of skills and techniques. Each class of the various competitions is intended to test the differing skills of entrants and also celebrate the preparation and presentation of food in attractive and pleasing forms.