Judges

Jihad Dfouni

Executive Chef
Hilton Habtoor
Lebanon

Being in the field for over 24 years between Dubai, Beirut and Lebanon’s most prominent restaurants and hotels, Dfouni brings to the table a vast culinary experience in all types of cuisines.

In his former position as Executive Sous-Chef at Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, he oversaw the entire hotel central kitchen operation, including the restaurants, monitoring all food preparation, presentation and delivery.

Cross exposure Waldrof Astoria & Hilton Jeddah
MDP3 (2015) Hilton AQUABA Management development program
Phoenicia Inter-Continental Hotel-Beirut Opening certificate
Bay View Hotel-Beirut Manager of the year certificate
Luigi’s international Restaurant Kitchen training (Chef Nicolas Gazzini)
Dorchester Hotel