Celebrity chefs to turn up the heat at Sharjah Food Festival

Celebrity chefs to turn up the heat at Sharjah Food Festival

Sharjah - Restaurant lovers can also indulge in their dining experiences by exploring the new line up of food kiosks and food vendors.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 13 Mar 2016, 5:28 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Mar 2016, 7:49 PM

A world-class line up of international celebrity chefs such as Vineet Bhatia, Nirmine Hanno and Mohammad Orfali are among the top names participating in the 10th edition of the Sharjah Food Festival from March 31st until April 9th, daily from 5pm until 11pm.
The festival, organized by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), will take place in four destinations across Sharjah; Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah and Heart of Sharjah and will host live cookery demonstrations and multiple culinary activities as well as entertainments for foodies and restaurant-lovers of all ages. 
Vineet Bhatia, one of the celebrity chefs participating at the Sharjah Food Festival 2016, is renowned for being the only Indian chef to have received a Michelin star for each of  his two restaurants, and known for critics branding him as the "master" of modern progressive Indian food. Nirmine Hanno ( Egyptian chef) has held many titles over her prestigious career portfolio, which included becoming the Editor-in-Chief of Fatafeat, a popular food magazine, and Executive Chef and Consumer Relations Manager at Unilever Arabia for Knorr. Hanno also published and her very own cookbook, "Wala Bil Ahlam", which received recognition and won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Mohammad Orfali a well-known celebrity chef from Syria, he currently holds the position of the Head Culinary Content at Fatafeat TV, and he is also the author of the first cookbook on Aleppian Cuisine, "Ana Halabi".
Furthermore, to the world-class and most distinguished chefs line-up for this year's Sharjah Food Festival, Aisha Altamimi, a chef from Qatar is also set to make her appearance at the festival.  Issa Allamki (from Oman), who began cooking since the age of 14 years old and known for being the first chef to cook at the Four Seasons hotel in Saudi Arabia, will also be sharing his exquisite culinary practices and famous dishes with visitors at the festival. Ali Abdullah Saleh Al Ali (from Saudi Arabia), another celebrity chef to appear at the festival, is known for hosting the Ramadan Food Program for Bahrain TV, Dubai TV and 1st Saudi Channel. Finally, the line-up will also feature Wafa Alkandari (from Kuwait), Sami Al
Issa Allamki (from Oman), who began cooking since the age of 14 years old and known for being the first chef to cook at the Four Seasons hotel in Saudi Arabia, will also be sharing his exquisite culinary practices and famous dishes with visitors at the festival. Ali Abdullah Saleh Al Ali (from Saudi Arabia), another celebrity chef to appear at the festival, is known for hosting the Ramadan Food Program for Bahrain TV, Dubai TV, and 1st Saudi Channel. Finally, the line-up will also feature Wafa Alkandari (from Kuwait), Sami Al
Ali Abdullah Saleh Al Ali (from Saudi Arabia), another celebrity chef to appear at the festival, is known for hosting the Ramadan Food Program for Bahrain TV, Dubai TV, and 1st Saudi Channel. Finally, the line-up will also feature Wafa Alkandari (from Kuwait), Sami Al Sherida (from Kuwait), Chef Salwa Al Araifi from Bahrain and Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi (from UAE). 
Food lovers of all ages will experience one of the most diverse culinary experiences as chefs participating this year will provide a variety of world-class signature dishes representing various nationalities and cultures. Celebrity chefs will host cooking class themed events, welcoming the public to visit and learn unique methods to cook selected dishes.   
Restaurant lovers can also indulge in their dining experiences by exploring the new line up of food kiosks and food vendors, offering visitors a multi-cultural and multinational food experience. 
Visitors at the Sharjah Food Festival can participate in different entertainment events such as learning how to practice the art of food, fruits and ice-carving, and cookery competitions hosted by celebrity chefs and other famous media personalities.


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