Q Home Décor Presents ‘The Foodshala’ TV Show in Association with Citymax Hotels, Geant Hypermarkets and Chilly Willy
• Cookery Challenge Offers up to AED50,000 in Prize Money
· The Foodshala to Identify UAE’s Top Chef
Dubai-UAE: 25 September, 2012 – For all UAE-based aspiring chefs, here is a chance to feature on television and win AED50,000 worth of prizes. Q Home Décor and Citymax Hotels are set to enter the reality show space with ‘The Foodshala’ in its search for the UAE’s top chef.
The show will be promoted on 105.4 Radio Spice and telecast on leading Asian television channel, COLORS. The qualifying round will be held at Oasis Centre on 28 September (7:00pm-9:00pm). Inviting cooks from across the nation to bring their finest Chinese or Indian gastronomic preparations, the culinary audition will be judged by noted chefs from Citymax Hotels including Executive Chef Robin Gomes, Sous Chef Frozkhan Buhari and Outlet Chef Tek Bahadur.
This program will start airing on COLORS from the first week of November for a duration of 13 weeks. Broadcast across homes in the Middle East during prime-time, the show will be a culinary workshop in every sense of the word.
In the final leg of the contest, three finalists will be selected and evaluated by Chef Gomes on food quality, innovation, and overall performance. The winning recipe will feature on the menu of Citymax Hotel’s popular dine-in restaurants, Claypot and Sizzling Wok, for a year.
The ‘Foodshala’ show-format will double up as the UAE’s first food ‘pathshala’ or classroom for viewers seeking to hone their culinary skills. Top chefs from Citymax Hotels will offer tips on popular specialities that are served at in-house concepts Sizzling Wok and Claypot.
Q Home Décor offers customers a unique range of contemporary, classical and eclectic furniture to match all moods and compliment diverse settings.
Media personality and local celebrities Kritika Rawat and Gaurav Tandon through their company K Kompany are the producers of the show. K kompany, is the largest asian television and radio production house in the middle east and this is their 5th television venture in the UAE. With such a powerful line up at its helm, the first ever season of ‘The Foodshala’ promises to deliver interesting content to reality show enthusiasts and food connoisseurs across the region.
About Citymax Hotels
Citymax Hotels is part of the hospitality division of Landmark Group, with three hotels launched in prime locations including Al Barsha, Bur Dubai, and the recently opened Sharjah. The mid-market group of hotels is a much favoured and popular choice offering a quality experience at an affordable price.
As the largest of the three properties, Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai offers 693 contemporary and comfortable rooms. It is located near the Khalid Bin Walid metro station, which gives visitors easy access to Dubai’s main attractions. Also, situated in close proximity to Karama shopping district, and only a short taxi ride away from the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall, Citymax Bur Dubai is an ideal place to stay for those visiting Dubai for a shopping break.
Situated next to the Mall of the Emirates, Citymax Hotel Al Barsha attracts a mix of both business and leisure to its 378 rooms. Main attractions include proximity to Dubai Media City and the beautiful Jumeirah Beach.
Citymax hotel Sharjah is located close to the hustle and bustle of the Sharjah Gold Centre and traditional souqs. In proximity to both Dubai and Sharjah International Airports, the hotel features 240 rooms that provide comfort and are equipped with high-speed Internet, television as well as data connections.