Kuwait City, Kuwait (February 5, 2019) – Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel has won 8 awards in the Hospitality Salon Culinaire competition held during the HORECA Kuwait 2019 exhibition – 8th edition, from 14th -16th January 2019.
The contest among Kuwait’s leading hotel and restaurant chefs lasted for three days and included a variety of activities such as live cooking competitions that ranged from appetizers, desserts, hot and cold beverage and display categories.
Under the supervision of the Executive Chef Hossam Salah, the talented culinary team at Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel had shown a unique performance at the competition and had been awarded with three medals, one gold medal and two silver medals, and five merit medals.
Among the individuals highlights at this year’s competition was the Sous Chef Sam Niroshan who was awarded one Gold Medal in the “Cold Canapes” category, and two silver medals in “Six course Set Dinner Menu” and “Cold or Hot Sandwich Challenge” Categories. Over the years with Horeca Kuwait, Sam participated six times and won 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Brown medals and 3 Certificates.
The hotels participants from the culinary team were also honored with five merit medals; Senior Chef de Parti Morshed Matior who won the “Three Plated Dessert Presentation”. Morshed also participated 3 times since Horeca Kuwait was launched and got HACCP award and 1 Certificate.
Demi chef Chaminda Jayalal also won in both the “Best Burger” and “Jack Creek Steak Challenge” categories, Commis II Sajith Iakshan won the “Chocolate Carving” and Demi chef Biswajith Shel won the “Mystery basket”.
Alaa Selim, General Manager, Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel said: “We would like to extend our congratulations to the winning chefs and we are very proud of this great achievement. Taking part in regional competitions reflects our dedication to achieving excellence in our work. It is very gratifying when we receive such kind of recognition and it helps us further exceed the experience for our guests.”
In partnership with the leading Lebanese company Hospitality Services, HORECA Exhibition is held annually in Kuwait, and is the biggest hospitality and food industries event in the country.
Every year, the Hospitality Salon Culinaire gathers an international panel of renowned celebrity chefs from Europe and the Middle East who share their knowledge and expertise with participants. The Salon Culinaire has become an annual meeting place for chefs and culinary experts. During the three-day event this year, more than 300 chefs joined to compete in live cooking competitions and a variety of food displays.
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