The After – Taste of Dubai


As the Taste of Dubai 2016, finished on a very flavourful note, we at ICCA Dubai wound-up things at the event with a mission accomplished content mind. While the whole city immersed itself in the three days of Good Food, Drink and Music festival, the event was hands full for Team ICCA with the many features added this year.

While the ICCA Chef Instructors were busy managing the many features and doing their own demos as well, the Student Chefs were all busy supporting the various features, working with the Michelin star celebrity chefs and interacting with the scores of enthusiastic guests who participated in the various Master class sessions.

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The experience, exposure, and the appreciations through this event was some thing unimaginable and priceless as far as the Students were concerned.

The five main Features in the event The Chef’s Theatre, Cooking Challenge, Chef’s Secret, Secret Ingredient and Electrolux VIP Hospitality were all managed and run by the ICCA Chef instructors and Students Chefs, assigned to each of these features and got the opportunity to work with a star studded lineup of Michelin star chefs such as Alfred Prasad, Nathan Outlaw, Atul Kochhar, Luke Thomas, Tom Aikens, Jun Tanaka, and many more Celebrity chefs such as Jenny Morris, Reza Mahammed and Paul Frangie. The demos performed by all these internationally acclaimed Chefs gave our students a chance to get to know and learn more about Culinary, from their styles of working.

For us, Taste of Dubai turned out to become Taste ICCA, a complete ICCA family affair. While all our current students were a part of the various features, then the ICCA Alumni were making us proud as well, working with the many of the fine Restaurants lined up at the event such as, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Giggle and Spice by Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammed, Nobu by Nobu Matsuhisa and many more. It was indeed a moment of a great get together, fun, laughter, music, some fantastic food in the midst of all the Hard work.


As the festival of Good Food, Drink  and Music very successfully ended  with some excellent team work to see, we would like to say cheers to each and every member of Team ICCA,  starting Chef Instructors; Daniel Hiltbrunner, Marco J Morana, Vinod Radhakrishnan, Aziz Rajab, Francois Giussani, Mihaly Danyi, Vrushali Jadav & Nasarene Dhanki, and also the ICCA power pack leaders,  Adenike Abisola Adefila, Arsalan Raza, Aysha Shahab, Farhan Rasheed, Gurjant Singh Sidhu, Gursharan Singh, Jaswinder Singh Saggu, John Paul Magdaraog Tayhopon, Maria Karpova, Mary Angelica Chua, Nikit Agarwal, Pranav Praveen, Ross William Barnes, Salama Salem Khalifa Abdulla Alqubaisi, Sarbjit Singh, Sujersan Santhirasegaram, Suzan Abdalla Abdelrahim A Alharmoodi, Tajinder Singh, Farzaneh Farokhipour, Marium Shoaib, Farheen Banu, Erinma Rhema Nikade, Sudiksha Balasubramani, Mandeep Singh, Navjot Kaur, Fay Abreo, Manjit Singh, Carlo Alison Sobingsobing, Vivekanand Venugopal, Meera Saeed Lootah, Yasmin Yusuf, Nelly Hanna, Saeed Adel Abualjadail, Safiya Seshu, Keshav PSY, Christine Esguerra, Maryam Fuad and Reza amongst many others.


Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair for culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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