Jean-Christophe Novelli Jean-Christophe Novelli

Another five chefs have been added to the celebrity-chef line up for the 8th edition of Taste of Dubai, with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Andy Bates, Jose Pizarro, Dhruv Baker and Bader Al Awadhi confirmed to join Atul Kochhar and Tim Anderson at the event.

Jean-Christophe Novelli, the 5 out of 5, AA Rosette and multi-Michelin star chef, has confirmed his participation at the cookery school and chef’s theatre, cooking up dishes from his books and Jean-Christophe Novelli Academy.

In addition, Andy Bates of Food Network will showcase his famed street food creations, while the TV chef and author Jose Pizarro will present a selection of Spanish tapas and traditional dishes from his London restaurants Jose and Pizarro.

Moreover, Master Chef winner Dhruv Baker will entertain the audience with his passion for Indian cuisine and the 18 year-old Emirati Bader Al Awadhi will demonstrate his famous desserts for the Taste menu.

“Standing alongside international culinary geniuses and participating in Taste of Dubai will be an incredible opportunity for me,” said Al Awadhi. “I can’t wait for visitors to taste the exciting dishes that we have in store!”

Story continues below

“We’re looking forward to bringing another sizzling line-up of the world’s best chefs to Dubai next month for our biggest and tastiest festival yet,” said Turret Media managing director Chris Fountain.

“Taste of Dubai prides itself on delivering a world-class experience for our visitors, giving them the chance to meet their favourite chefs and try delicious food from Dubai’s finest restaurants."

Guests will be able to meet chefs during cookery school, chef’s theatre, and book signing sessions, as well as during the new Electrolux chefs’ secrets, interactive cookery classes and chef’s top table features over the course of the three-day festival.