The biggest annual hospitality exhibition, Hospitality Qatar, took place on 6–8 November 2018 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. A host of exhibitors representing over 15 countries has come to display their various culinary expertise and traditions. A part of this exhibition is Salon Culinaire, a showcase that celebrates gastronomic excellence and creativity. The exhibition features a competition dedicated to local and international chefs to highlight their craft, skills, and culinary artistry across various categories.

InterContinental® Doha sent a team of nine chefs to compete in Salon Culinaire 2018, under the following categories: Arabic Mezzeh, Five-Course Gourmet Dinner Menu, Four-Course Vegetarian Lunch Menu, Live Cooking for Fish & Seafood, Four Plates Dessert, Wedding Cake, and Bread Display.

InterContinental Doha’s culinary team have shown a tremendous amount of passion, dedication, and drive over the course of the competition. Hence, the hotel would like to extend their congratulations to Damitha Buddika, Demi Chef de Partie, for winning a Gold Award and Best Arabic Chef under the Arabic Mezzeh category. Chinthaka Bandara, Chef de Partie, for winning a Gold Award and Best in Class, and Manujaya Dasun, Chef de Partie, for winning a Bronze Award, both under the Five-Course Gourmet Dinner Menu category. Deepak Govindan, Commis I, for winning a Silver Award under the Four-Course Vegetarian Lunch Menu category. Chaminda Dissanayaka, Sous Chef, for winning a Bronze Award under the Live Cooking for Fish & Seafood category. Ajith Kumara and Nimesh Malith, both Chef de Partie, for both winning a Bronze Award under the Four Plates Dessert category. Sajith Shrimal, Demi Chef de Partie, for winning a Bronze Award under the Wedding Cake category, and Lakshan Rodrigo, Demi Chef de Partie, for winning a Bronze award under the Bread Display category.

Chef Talal Aridi, InterContinental Doha’s Executive Chef, said:

It is an honour for me to work with this amazing and passionate team at InterContinental Doha. Together, we look forward to bringing more culinary innovations and contributions to the industry.’

Copping these awards have inspired InterContinental Doha’s culinary team to create even more innovative presentations and new concepts to deliver Great Hotels Guests Love.

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