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.
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!"
Entry from Marian Vernooy:
Entry from finalist Nebojsa Simic: