21 - 25 FEBRUARY 2021

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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Gulfood International Culinary League

Gulfood International Culinary League

Experience A Spectacular Showdown of Culinary Talent

GICL

A culinary battle on a global level. The second edition will witness, a one-day competition where four teams of world-renowned chefs will take on the challenge of preparing world-class cuisines, with one team walking away as the league winner. Part competition, part masterclass and totally inspirational!

Four teams of elite chefs will whip up iconic dishes from four continents to impress a star-studded jury panel. Each of the teams will be given one hour to prepare a three-course menu, across the two legs of the competition. The team that will cook the best dishes with the most sustainable ingredients and innovative food preparation methods will be crowned the 2nd GICL Continent Winner!

This years’ focus is not just on regional cuisine. The chefs will be judged also on the innovation and sustainability of their dishes with 30% out of the judging criteria focusing on sustainable ingredients and cooking techniques along with a zero wastage policy.

New installations such as the hydroponic vertical kitchen and new generation ingredients such as crickets powder and plant-based meat will be available to the chefs for the first time in a real culinary competition. This is a strong signal that those ingredients are now a real opportunity for the fine dining industry to change in favor of a more sustainable food chain supply.

2020 Chefs Captaining Their Teams

Team America

Gulfood

CHEF ERNESTO CAB VERA

CEO & Corporate chef

Maria Bonita Group

Team Asia

Gulfood

ENRIQUE SUAREZ

Corporate chef

Landmark Group

Team Africa-Middle East

Gulfood

CÜNEYT ASAN

Founder

Günaydın Restaurant Group

Team Europe

Marco

MARCO LEGITTIMO

Executive Chef

V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton

2020 Jury

The judging panel of the 2nd Gulfood International Culinary League comprises of International Michelin Star Chef and celebrity culinary gurus. Which of the teams will be able to appease to their tough palates and win all the applause?

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