Sharihan Mashary, senior student at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management won a competition to be three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire's apprentice for the day Sharihan Mashary, senior student at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management won a competition to be three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire's apprentice for the day

Sharihan Mashary, senior student at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, won a local competition to cook beside three michelin-starred chef, Pierre Gagnaire, and be his apprentice for a day.

WATCH MASHARY'S WINNING PITCH TO PIERRE BELOW 

 

Entrants who submitted their short filmed pitches to the competition were shortlisted down to three and invited to a ‘cook-off’ on January 25 in the Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire kitchen at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel.

Each of the finalists had to prepare a dish to wow the panel of judges. The dishes were judged on presentation, taste and skill.

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Nebojsa Simic and Marian Vernooy were also in the top three contenders.... watch their entries below...

A hotel spokesperson told Hotelier: "Each candidate had their own level of passion, style and personality and it was a very tough call!"

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Entry from Marian Vernooy: 

 

 

Entry from finalist Nebojsa Simic: