22 Young Chef semi finalists announced to cook-off for Hozpitality's "Young Chef of the Year" title on 16th May 2021 at ICCA Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Raj Bhatt, Founder and CEO, Hozpitality group said, this is a free culinary competition and is open to all Young chefs, 28 years old and below as on 24th May 2021. The first round was judged based on the dish picture and recipe provided by email. A team of Worldchefs Judges adjudicated and finalized the 22 shortlists based on the recipe and dish picture to move Semi Final cook off at ICCA Dubai.

The list of selected chefs for the Semi Finals is below and can also be seen at  https://www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com/semi-finals

Chef Excellence Awards Semi Finalists


Suraji Sivadas, Waldorf Astoria Dubai


Ijas CK, Commis Chef, Ellora by Vikas Khanna


Sanjay Singh Saud, Caesars Bluewaters


Saraj Mohamad, Seventh Avenue Cafe(Ras Al Khaimah)


Lekhnath Thapaliya, Emirates Flight Catering


Namal Dissanayake, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites


Hanggi Setya, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites


Farhan Memon, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites


Ankit Tariyal, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach




Lejorn Hill, Paramount Hotel Dubai


Sai Krishna Vamsi, Fairmont the Palm, Dubai


Kamal Maharjan, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront


Naresh Bhatt, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront


Umesh, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront


Tarun Mehrotra, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront


Saumya, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah


Nipun De Silva, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah


Bombuwala Dewage Sajith Samarayanake, Armani Hotel Dubai


Kiran Aryal, Jumeirah Al Naseem


Janith, Address Beach Resort


Govind, Address Beach Resort

“The result is judged based on creativity, balance of the Ingredients, flavours and presentation,” said Chef Uwe Micheel, President Emirates Culinary Guild. A team of Worldchefs Judges shall adjudicate in all rounds following the Worldchefs Judging guidelines for practical cookery classes, Uwe added.

“The main aim of the activity is to develop the young chefs in UAE so that they can learn and benefit,” said Chef Uwe Micheel, President Emirates Culinary Guild. For the 1st Round, we had received recipes and based on the creation a list of shortlisted chefs was chosen to cook at ICCA Semi Finals. The chosen finalists will then battle out at the Award night for the prestigious ‘Young Chef of the Year Trophy'”, added Chef Uwe. 

Keeping in mind of the current situations, Masks, Safety equipment and Social distancing should be always maintained, added Raj.

“For the Popular Choice Awards, the winners are purely based on popular choice and will be announced in a ceremony on 24th May 2021. We also have some Judges Choice Awards on top of the Popular Choice Awards. The evening will also have cook off among some young chefs and the winners will be presented with the Young Chef of the Year trophy,” said Raj Bhatt, CEO, Hozpitality Group.

The Hozpitality Excellence Awards are for Chefs working within:

  • Hotels/Resorts/Apartments 
  • Airlines (Domestic & international)
  • Restaurants (freestanding or in hotels)
  • Facilities Management Companies 

Hozpitality Group’s Middle East Chef Excellence Awards – MEA recognizes the talented Chef within the industry from different categories and departments in Middle East and Africa.

The organizer, Hozpitality Group would like to wish you the best of luck with your entries.

About Hozpitality Group: –

Hozpitality is an online platform for professionals from Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines, Travel agencies, Clubs, Cruise Lines, Cinemas, Spas, Schools, Suppliers and Retail. Hozpitality offers Branding options, A Community Network for Employers and Job seekers, a directory of Hospitality Suppliers, Latest Hospitality News, Hotel News, Movements and Appointments and Hospitality Announcements Hotel Industry Recruitment, Professional CV designing, Hospitality Courses etc. We provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can come together, network and benefit.

Hozpitality.com offers a selection of best Hotel Management Institutes, Schools and Universities and Hotel management Courses. Hospitality Students can search and apply for Hotel management Courses and join the School’s Alumni and network with their colleagues. Hozpitality also offers a Market Place for Hospitality Suppliers where Hospitality Products, Services, Offers and Deals can be listed and sold to millions of Global Hospitality professionals.

Hozpitality reaches out to over 1 million professionals thru its 2 group websites, www.hozpitality.com and www.hozpitalityplus.com with Registered Members and Social Media from over 186 countries.

The dedicated hospitality Media and News website Hozpitalityplus.com, publishes and shares Latest Hospitality News, Announcements, Hotel openings, Promotions, Events, Hospitality Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, Reviews, Blogs etc.

Hozpitality Consulting is a Global Executive Search consultancy based out of Toronto, Canada. Our success lies in building a long term relationship and delivering results quickly and efficiently for a “much lower cost”. We are experts in locating the best possible suitable executive and management candidates for placements in all types of hospitality organizations around the world. Through our matchless database, communication and networking, over the world, we provide our clients with the most skillful candidates.

“Hozpitality Buzz- The inside scoop” is a TV show based on the hospitality industry in Dubai and UAE, is in English and telecast-ed on a premier TV channel in Middle East & North Africa reaching out to approx. 10-12 million viewers. To know more about the TV show, Please log on to:- www.facebook.com/hozpitalitybuzz and https://www.youtube.com/Hozpitality 

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East & North Africa’s growing hospitality industry. Logon to www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com

To know more about the group, please log on to:
www.hozpitality.com , www.hozpitalityplus.com , www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com  

Raj Bhatt
Founder & CEO
P.O Box- 119395, Dubai, UAE
Phone:- +971 4 334 31 77, Fax:- +971 4 334 31 78
Email:- [email protected]


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