Dubai World Hospitality Championship raises curtains with first official meeting

WAM DUBAI, 28th September 2013 (WAM)– The much-awaited Dubai World Hospitality Championship (DWHC), the UAE’s very own hospitality driven activity, opened the agenda for its first edition with an official meeting chaired by Ahmed bin Hareb Al Falahi, President of DWHC and Ahmed Sharif Vice President of DWHC.

Emirati women’s associations from across the UAE met the championship’s Organising Committee to discuss the Emirati Competition segment and the Heritage Village, both integral components of the championship.

The Emirati Competition will allow contestants to create signature Emirati dishes using a combination of supplied ingredients. A distinguished jury panel will then evaluate the platters for accuracy and authenticity in reflecting the UAE’s spirit of hospitality and flavour.

The Heritage Village, yet another must visit destination at the championship, will additionally serve as an international platform for home-grown businesses to showcase their produce. The organisers will extend support and help in the marketing and sale of such products.

Ahmed bin Hareb Al Falahi, President of Dubai World Hospitality Championship, said: “Women have conventionally played a key role in shaping the culinary tradition in Emirati homes and indeed in our country at large. One of the key priorities of the championship is to empower young, Emirati women entrepreneurs to bring their �home businesses’ into the retail limelight. In this context, the enthusiasm of women’s associations in the country is highly appreciated. We hope women will make the inaugural event their own and participate in large numbers.” Women’s associations that have thrown their weight behind the inaugural DWHC initiative include General Women’s Union Abu Dhabi, Dubai Women’s Association, Dubai Women Association (Al Lisaili), Dubai Women Association (Hatta), Sharjah Union Women’s Association, Umm Al Moumneen Women’s Association Ajman, Um Al Quwain Welfare Association, Ras Al Khaimah Women’s Association, Office of Girls Guides Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Welfare Association.

The Dubai World Hospitality Championship is set to run from 16 – 18 November at the Dubai World Trade Center. The event is set to serve as a platform for international and Emirati chefs to demonstrate their excellence and creativity in their chosen areas of culinary expertise.

Held in association with the Emirates Culinary Guild, the UAE’s indigenous association of professional chefs and a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated solely to the advancement of the culinary art of the UAE, the championship aims to position the UAE as a prime global destination for excellence and creativity in the hospitality industry.

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