KUWAIT: The 2018 Horeca Kuwait exhibition is set to feature a cooking competition that will be attended by sponsors and participants in addition to over 300 chefs competing over the three-day event.
The organizing committee said in a statement that the jury panel would also comprise of 12 international cooking experts selected from world cuisines, namely France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan and Kuwait. Participants will compete in 18 different competitions covering various culinary arts.
The committee added that the jury would include the head of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) chef Thomas Gugler, former Le Notre’s head chef Samaan Hilal (the head of the largest culinary and restaurants advisory company in the region), famous TV cooking show presenter Chef Maroun Chedid, and the ambassador of the French Academy in the Middle East chef Charles Azar.
The committee also said that the Horeca cooking competitions had seen development in recent years, adding that the number of competitors and international jury members had increased, while new competitions in preparing tea and coffee, sponsored by Al-Hajery company, will take place on the second and third days of the exhibition.
“The new competitions will include hotel housekeeping for over 75 hotel and hospital housekeeping staff members,” the statement added. The 2018 Horeca Kuwait exhibition is due to be held under auspices of Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan at Kuwait International Fair Grounds in Mishref (Hall 8) in the period of January 15-17, 2018. It is organized by Leaders Group in collaboration with Hospitality Services Company.