Dubai chefs make history in Loukmath cook-off

A staggering 2847 chefs made world record attempt at Meydan Racecourse

Over 2800 chefs in uniform attended the event.
Over 2800 chefs in uniform attended the event.

Dubai earned itself a place in history on Friday January 4 when it smashed the record for the highest number of chefs to gather and create the highest number of Loukmath.

The confirmed number of chefs in uniform that attended the event at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai was 2847; 735 more than the number previously set.

Among those were chefs and cooks from hotels, restaurants, catering companies, clubs and private homes.

The event was organised by Emirates Culinary Guild and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing as part of the launch of the Emirati Cuisine Initiative, which intends to bring the Emirati Cuisine closer to the residents of the UAE.

Uwe Micheel, president Emirates Culinary Guild and director of kitchens Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, said: “We thank all chefs and cooks for coming and joining us. We requested the residents to bring chefs from private homes to join as well. It was a great chance to meet so many colleagues from different countries."

Grand Belle Vue Hotel Dubai took part, bringing 17 chefs on the day.

Alaa Masoud, regional marketing manager Hotels Group Belle Vue in the Middle East said: “I think we face today a new achievement record for Dubai, which has always consistently broken records. We are pleased and honoured to dedicate this achievement to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his continuous support to us all.”

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