Africa and Middle East Culinary regions coming together in Abu Dhabi for 6th African Culinary Cup 2022 brought to you by Sunny


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The Emirates Culinary Guild would like to announce that the  running of the African Culinary Cup 2022 brought to you by Sunny during the Worldchefs’ Congress 2022 at EXPOCulinaire in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, from the 30th of May till the cook off on 2nd June 2022 was a huge success with all 6 teams doing an outstanding job.

With five successful competitions achieved since the launch, involving Worldchefs member countries of Africa & the Middle East region, this competition has earned the status of being the platform for young chefs to network and compete in a professional and inspiring environment, encouraging and stimulating the culinary experiences, skills and abilities of young culinarians from across the region. The sixth running was

Teams from Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Qatar, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates all competing at the highest level and with true spirit of the white jacket competed in a harmonious and team spirited atmosphere. The teams of 3 young chefs each bonded and came away friends after the competition which is one of the important parts of this event.

Judges from the World Association of Chefs Societies, Worldchefs, awarded the points in line with the standards achieved. All teams delivered food representative of tier country and in all 2 gold medals, 1 silver, 2 bronze and a merit were awarded to the teams.

The top three teams were, Egypt with a gold medal and with highest points in 1st place taking home the trophy and returned home to jubilant scenes on their return.

Qatar 2nd place with a gold medal

South Africa 3rd place with Silver medal

United Arab Emirates and Namibia awarded Bronze medals and Ghana with a great effort for the first time competition in the intentional arena a Merit for their work.

“This Competition was very important to the teams and region and this competition gave a platform for the young chefs from Africa and Middle East an opportunity to show their skills and shine, I am so proud of them all” said Andy Cuthbert, Chairman of the Emirates Culinary Guild, Continental Director of the African Middle East region and Worldchefs Congress chairman for 2022.

Chef Uwe Micheel President of the Emirates Culinary Guild adds, “This was an exciting culinary competition and we were proud to host this great competition in the UAE and to participate once again with our team” Chef Uwe Micheel is also the Vice President of Worldchefs.

“Industry support, added Cuthbert, is so important to us and we thank our sponsor IFFCO Out of Home for supporting this event with their Sunny brand of product range”.

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