ICCA Chefs


Cook Up a Career

  Most of us cook to satisfy our hunger while for some the gastronomic wonders of the food travel all the way from the…


The Sugar Spring Fair

  Spring is upon us and mother earth simply waits to burst into  her full bloom. We at the ICCA Sugarcraft Studio humbly attempt…


Strawberry Espresso

    Strawberry adds a delicious touch to espresso. Use strawberry purée to add more authenticity tot he flavors. Espresso x 2 shot Strawberry sauce x…


Food in a Basket

  Late spring and the beginning of summer, spells a new dawn for the picnic enthusiasts. Dust the cobwebs from your baskets and shake…

Food Trends 2017

Food Trends for 2017

Move over kale, obsessively-decorated smoothie bowls and the calorie-laden monster-shakes. The global food trends for 2017 is going to be everything 2016 was not!…

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Feed Your Soul and Body

What comes to your mind when you hear healthy food? Typically, for most of us healthy means greens, lean proteins, sugar & dairy free,…


Dessert Thursday: Malva pudding

Follow this traditional malva pudding recipe to make one of South Africa’s favourite desserts. Serve with custard, fresh cream or ice cream. For PuddingIngredients Quantity Castor…

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Culinary Trends for 2017

Industrial predictions have been rolling in for 2017, and culinary industry is also on the raise to predict the upcoming trends for this year….


Know Your Herbs

Fresh herbs are readily available in every good supermarket, so as a foodie, cook or chef you should get to know your herbs as well as learn how to cook with them.


Taste of Abu Dhabi

  Taste of Abu Dhabi is a food, drink and music festival, food being the main attraction. A gathering of people from all corners…

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Pumpkin Risotto

  Ingredients Serves 2 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. medium onion (finely chopped) 100 g pumpkin (diced) 200 g Arborio rice 50 ml…


Tomato Tale

  Tomato which is now an integral culinary ingredient is consumed in a variety of ways, eaten raw or cooked, used in salads and…


A Waffle Or A Pancake

  Joining the ranks of famous rivalries, the battle between waffles and pancakes has been a tightly-contested one. Floppy, soft and spongy, team pancakes…


Creativity as a Chef

  “Cooking is a creation. As a creation, it is a personalized view of the way we like to express our feelings. It is…


The passion to Train

  To impart knowledge on a continual basis is quite a challenge, especially for one to take up but it comes from an innate…



  We have all heard the word ‘sustainability’ and in our industry, it gets used like “caramelized”, “de-constructed”, “organic” or “healthy” without actually any…


A Celebrity in the Making

  Nothing screams as loud as your Personality! Whether it impresses or fails to make an impact, your Personality is the trademark of a…



  Many years ago whilst coming through the ranks of a cook, the word sustainability was not a word that really meant anything to…


Food Wastage & Recycling

  “Cooking is one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food” –Craig Claiborne….

strawberry smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

After the holidays, start with some protein shake to give you an extra boost in the morning! Strawberry Smoothie by Chef Marco Morana Ingredients…


Ramadan Series: Umm Ali

The National dish of Egypt, Umm Ali also called Om Ali- translated as Ali’s Mother. This scrumptious dessert is a Middle Eastern version of…


Roasted Leg of Lamb

    An English dinner all-time-favorite, served traditionally with mint sauce and roasting juices, could be stuffed and trussed or trussed after marinating. Could…


Maiden Rewards

  ICCA Dubai Shaikha Almemeri wins the  Bronze & “Best Hygienic Chef” at the  East Coast Competitions, UAE. “Although I finished everything before the…


Becoming a Professional Chef

  “Cooking is like Love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at  all.” Harriet Van Horne Passion, Patience, Persistence, Perseverance, Perfection…


PME Knightsbridge London

    From machining engineers to Educators recognised around the world for innovation, quality and dedication to education in Sugarcraft, with over 50 years…


Kitchen Essentials

  I recall moving into my first apartment many years ago and wondering what I would need in the soft furnishings side. How would…


The Mentor

  Here at the International Centre for Culinary Arts – ICCA Dubai,  we chef instructors are not just teachers, but are actually life coaches…