Culinary teams at Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah were among those recognised at first Food Safety Awards Culinary teams at Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah were among those recognised at first Food Safety Awards

Jumeirah Group has been recognised with six awards at the first Food Safety Awards 2012, held by Dubai Municipality.

The culinary teams from Madinat Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab won first and second places, respectively, in the Best Five-Star Hotel Award category, while the Noodle House restaurant in Burjuman won the Best Restaurant title.

Chef Pasquo King from Burj Al Arab collected The Food Safety Person of The Year in Operations, and Jumeirah's group culinary director chef Christian Gradnitzer received a Special Recognition Award for his commitment and initiatives to promote food-safety culture and social responsibility within Jumeirah.

Finally, Jumeirah Hospitality came second in the Best Catering Company category.

“We take great pride in the fact that we are recognised for our culinary excellence and talent, as well as the vast choice of dining options that we offer our guests,” said Jumeirah Group SVP food and beverage Gert F. Kopera.

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The Food Safety Awards were established in 2012 by the Food Control Department of the Dubai Municipality to recognise organisations that have consistently maintained high standards of food safety and individuals who have made a special contribution to enhancing food safety in Dubai.

“This recognition of our commitment to food safety by Dubai Municipality means as much to our colleagues working in the outlets, as it does to the many thousands of guests who are served by them every day,” added Gert.

Jumeirah Group currently manages 115 restaurants and bars in Dubai, 12 in Abu Dhabi, and 36 more within its hotels, resorts and residences in London, Frankfurt, Mallorca, Istanbul, Rome, Shanghai and the Maldives.