As part of its World Class Chefs project, Qatar Tourism, in collaboration with Qatar Airways, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) and Kings of Kitchen, brought eight of the world’s most celebrated chefs to participate in the 11th edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2021, taking place at Al Bidda Park until this Friday, 17 December.

QIFF is widely known as a multi-cultural festival that celebrates the country’s diverse food, beverage and hospitality offerings. The three-week-long festival is one of the largest and longest-running international food festivals in the region, combining gastronomic experiences, culinary arts and family entertainment for residents and visitors.

According to Berthold Trenkel of Qatar Tourism, the vision behind the World Class Chefs project is to promote Qatar as a regional hub in gastronomy and a world-class culinary destination rooted in Service Excellence.

World Class Chefs in Qatar

The World Class Chefs project is a two-year initiative that aims to host high-profile chefs from around the world, with the purpose of exploring investment opportunities by introducing the world’s top culinary talent to the emerging hub of gastronomy in the Middle East.

The following World Class Chefs participated in the 11th edition of QIFF:

  • Chef Jannis Brevet (Germany – 3 Michelin Stars)
  • Chef Kei Kobayashi (Japan – 3 Michelin stars)
  • Chef David Kinch (USA – 3 Michelin stars)
  • Chef Christian le Squer (France – 3 Michelin stars)
  • Chef Gilles Goujon (France – 3 Michelin stars)
  • Chef Heinz Beck (Germany – 3 Michelin stars)
  • Chef Frederic Jaunault (France – French/European Champion, fruit and vegetable sculpture)
  • Chef Jean Thomas Schneider (France – World Pastry and Ice Cream Champion)

As part of their stint in Qatar, the chefs also visited some of the country’s local attractions.

Qatar Tourism is working closely with partners across the public and private sectors to help build products that showcase Qatar’s varied offerings and support local entrepreneurs by showcasing their offerings and compete with the world’s best.

Have you been to QIFF? You still have until Friday, 17 December to see all the culinary offerings of the biggest food event in Qatar! Visit here for more information about the event.  

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