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Celebrating the Talented Chefs of Qatar

Chefs Mandarin Oriental Doha

Qatar Culinary Professionals in partnership with IFP organised the largest culinary competition in Qatar earlier this month in celebration of Hospitality Qatar, Qatar’s premier International Hospitality and HORECA Trade Show! 

The salon took place on 12–14 November 2019 and featured competitions, and live demonstrations dedicated for top local and international chefs to showcase their skills and artistry across various categories.


Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha

al messila salon culinaire

Bringing home 13 medals & 2 trophies including ‘Overall Champion for Hotel Professionals’ at the Salon Culinaire 2019 during the 5th Hospitality Qatar Expo in DECC.


Mandarin Oriental, Doha

Chefs from Mandarin Oriental, Doha participated in 34 multifarious categories including live cooking and won numerous medals.

Chefs Mandarin Oriental Doha

IZU Restaurant Junior Chef De Cuisine Yilmaz Gunduz
Pasta category – Silver medal
Lamb category – Gold medal
Fish category – Gold medal and Best in category
Special award – Chef of the year 2019
Chef Ishara Don
Lamb category – Gold medal
Beef category – Silver medal
Chicken category – Silver medal
Black box – Bronze medal
Special award – Hygiene of the year
Chef Murat Koseoglu
Chicken category – Gold medal
Chef Mikfung Limbu
Three Plated Dessert Chocolate Challenge – Gold medal
Chef Muhamad Bima Suci
Street Food Sandwich/Wrapped Sandwich – Silver medal
Best Burger – Silver medal
Chef Vishnu Nalachandran
Beef category – Silver medal
Lamb category – Bronze medal

For updates and more information about Mandarin Oriental, Doha, visit their website at mandarinoriental.com


Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Over 30 chefs from Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha participated in the Salon Culinaire, which attracts Qatar’s leading chefs to compete across thirty categories while being evaluated by international judges.

The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha were once again delighted to announce its culinary team’s outstanding talents by achieving a winning number of 24 medals.

The hotels’ chefs competed in a series of events and categories and managed to get a total of 3 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 15 bronze medals for the following categories:

Gold Medals:

Chef Ozkan Burak from Marriott Marquis City Center Doha received two Gold Medals for Live Cooking Signature Beef Dish and Live Cooking Signature Seafood Dish.

Chef Rimba Cahaya Ramadhan from JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha received Gold Medal for Live Cooking Signature Lamb Dish.

Silver Medals:

Chef Ozkan Burak, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Beef Dish
Chef Amila Nilanga, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Chicken Dish
Chef Richard Ruiz, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Lamb Dish
Chef Rohan Indika, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking – Black Box
Chef Natalia Lizana Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Pasta Dish
Chef Giuseppe Grandinetti, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Three Plated Dessert Chocolate Challenge

Bronze Medals:

Chef Eyup Gultekin, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Beef Dish
Chef John Ndegwa, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Beef Dish
Chef Manuel Angelucci, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking – Black Box
Chef Chayasit Ainaeam, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live 3D Novelty Cake
Chef Rashmi Sherestha, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Lamb Dish
Chef Roy Orenion Orendain, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Dish, Best Burger
Chef Ozkan Burak, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Dish, Best Burger
Chef Nirodha Wickramasinghe, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – 5 Course Set Menu
Chef Danette Rebelo, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Seafood and Fish Dish
Chef Abdel Hadi Haida, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Seafood and Fish Dish
Chef Wijaya De Zoysa, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking – Black Box
Chef Anthony Denaga, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Mini Cake
Chef Jayant Sharmam, Marriot Marquis City Center Doha – Three Plated Dessert Chocolate Challenge
Chef Rimba Cahaya Ramadhan, JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Seafood and Fish Dish
Chef Simon Eh Gay, JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha – Live Cooking Signature Pasta Dish

For more information about The Hub by Marquis, email [email protected]


The St. Regis Doha  

The St. Regis Doha team participated in various competitions and was awarded a collection of recognitions, including three gold medals in the Live Cooking Signature Dishes & Best Hygiene, three silver medals in the Live Cooking and dessert category and four bronze in the Fruit and Vegetable Showpiece and Live Cooking Signature Dishes.

Culinary Team St Regis Doha Qatar

Commenting about their participation in the Salon Culinaire 2019,  Wissam Suleiman, Multi-Property General Manager said:

The Salon Culinaire is considered one of the most important food and hospitality events in the country that is why we participate every year.’

We are very proud of our chefs and their amazing achievements. The Salon Culinaire 2019 proved once again our continued passion and excellence in dishing up world-class cuisine through our talented chefs.’

For updates and more information about The St. Regis Doha, visit their official website


The Torch Doha

the torch

Best Chef – Kitchen Artist 2019 & Best Category Chef – Chef Rodel Noja
Gold Medal/Trophy – Chocolate carving – Chef Rodel Noja
Silver Medal – Live ice carving – Chef Rodel Noja
Silver Medal – Live Cooking Signature Dish (Fish & Seafood) – Chef Jenus Palomar
Silver Medal – Live Cooking Signature Dish (Best Burger) – Chef Asela Perera
Bronze Medal – Mini Cake – Chef Sachith Imalka
Bronze Medal – Live fruits & vegetable carving – – Chef Rodel Noja
Silver Medal – Live Cooking Signature Dish (Beef) – Chef Jenus Palomar
Bronze Medal – Live Cooking Signature Dish (Fish & Seafood) – Chef Asela Perera
Bronze Medal – Terrine/Pate (Poultry-Beef-Fish)– Chef Asela Perera

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