An Overview of the Emirates Culinary GuildThe Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) (www.emiratesculinaryguild.net) is the association of professional chefs of the UAE. It is a non-profit-making organisation, organised by volunteers dedicated solely to the advancement of culinary art in the UAE.The World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) (www.worldchefs.org) is the 105-nation fellowship of the world's various professional chefs' organisations.The ECG received its charter into Worldchefs at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway on June 28, 1994, during the Worldchefs 26th World Congress. Worldchefs endorses the ECG as the authorized professional culinary association for the UAE. The ECG, thereby, has an international culinary focus and multi-national support for the staging of its various competitions, seminars and events.The aims of the ECG, broadly, are: • To encourage and inspire young chefs through training and competition. • To enhance internationally the culinary prestige of the UAE. • To encourage UAE nationals to consider a career within the hospitality industry. The ECG has a busy competition calendar. Each year the guild will take on the creation, realization and management of at least three major competitions: the Emirates Salon Culinaire hosted in Sharjah , the East Coast Culinary competition hosted in Fujairah;, and La Cuisine Du SIAL hosted in Abu Dhabi. In addition to the professional competitions and events, the Guild also liaises with government departments and various commercial entities in the organisation of culinary expositions and amateur cookery competitions held during the myriad festivals and food promotions.The highlights of the ECG's competition calendar are without doubt: La Cuisine Du SIAL hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre each December, and the International Emirates Salon Culinaire held in conjunction with the Expo Culinaire Expo Centre Sharjah exhibition complex in March. Both culinary extravaganzas comprise cookery demonstrations, live-cooking competitions, live ice carving, buffet and banqueting showpieces, pastry showpieces and bakery and confectionery creations. The whole ethos of these events is dedicated to the celebration of food and its accoutrements displayed in all their pleasing forms. During 12th to 15th May 2008, the ECG hosted the 33rd World Congress of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies. The congress persuaded 850 of the world’s leading chefs, educators and journalists to converge on the UAE to participate in seminars, workshops, expositions and cultural and educational exchanges. The main focus of the 2008 Dubai congress were: learning about the food culture of differing nationalities; looking at food production; cooking food; eating food; sharing food and enjoying food.www.emiratesculinaryguild.net/, www.facebook.com/Emirates-Culinary-Guild-763644223697376/timeline/ , www.facebook.com/gulfgourmet?fref=ts , follow these links for more information on the ECG
Toronto, ON, Canada
Highly recommend the organization like ECG, a team of highly skilled, knowledgeable and professional chefs, who put their hearts and souls to the development of young chefs in the region.
United Arab Emirates UAE
ECG a great culinary association for young chef, professionals and food enthusiasts wherein developing talent and strong network are a key common scene in every chef’s meeting, competition and food events. Kudos to all the ECG partners, chef members and supporters
Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE
Awesome initiative to encourage our future young chefs.
Ajman, United Arab Emirates UAE
One of the Best Place to Judge yourself on where are you standing exactly, and to improve from there. Learn from the best, meet the experts, take inspiration. Every I visit ECG, it always takes me back to the basics of cooking and to the future of Food. It is a refreshing and motivating place and also builds up confidence. A MUST VISIT PLACE FOR ALL CHEFS. It\s getting better every year, thanks to the Organizers, Team members, and all the Chefs. <br>Regards, <br>Prashant Aripirala
United Arab Emirates UAE
Fantastic association , giving the chance for young chefs to be recognize in their job
Dubai, United States
A great association for young chefs in UAE, always helps the young chefs to learn and grow. All chefs should join the organization for personal and professional growth.