Merci Chef opens contest to UAE chefs this year

Recipe competition open to food professionals and consumers in the Emirates

Merci Chef! products
Merci Chef! products

The Merci Chef Awards, organised by Merci Chef!, Eurial’s export brand of cheese, butter and UHT cream, is welcoming entries from the UAE for the first time this year.

The competition hopes to promote quality French cheeses, with products for both food professionals and consumers. These include goat cheese, cow cheese, butter and whipping cream. Entries will revolve arond submitting recipes using these products.

"We are excited about the Merci Chef! Awards this year as foodies from the UAE will be able to participate in our recipe contest and help us uncover some of the culinary talent in the region,” said Christophe Pigre, export brand manager.

The professional category passes through two phases. In the first, one recipe from the UAE will be selected and declared the winning entry. The winner will receive a dinner for two in a Michelin-starred French restaurant. In the second phase, the winning chef will be filmed preparing his or her recipe and the video will be presented among other videos from other countries to a panel of judges from Merci Chef and the chef in the winning video will receive a culinary voyage in Paris.

For the consumer category, the recipe entries with the highest votes and best marks from the jury will be declared winners and the winners will get culinary experiences and other prizes.

The deadline for entries for both categories will be December 15 and the winners will be announced soon after.

Merci Chef’s range of products are available at all major supermarkets across the UAE and are sold in over 50 countries outside of France.

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