The first-ever Dubai Food Carnival took place this weekend, with the two-day family friendly food, beverage and entertainment event welcoming thousands of visitors to Dubai Festival City.
As part of the 23-day Dubai Food Festival, the event also saw a host of celebrity chefs putting their skills into practice. The ‘Chef’s Dome’ hosted a range of international TV chefs, including UK Masterchef judge John Torode, Chef Silvena Rowe, star of BBC food show Country Show Cook-Off, Lebanon’s Maroun Chedid, India’s Sanjeev Kapoor, and Manal Al Alem, the ‘Queen of the Arabic kitchen’, as well as UAE-based stars such as Tarek Ibrahim, Hakkasan Dubai chef de cuisine Andy Toh Cyhe Siong and Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek Hotel’s Uwe Micheel.
Chef Maroun Chedid, speaking during the event said: “The Dubai Food Carnival is an amazing event to start Dubai’s month-long Food Festival – there is so much to see and do here, everything you could possibly want for a family weekend.”
“Everyone is having so much fun and the response in The Chefs Dome has been fantastic – it’s clear that everyone here is connected by their shared love of cooking, cuisine and fun,” he added.
The Carnival’s central stage also hosted world-class performances by a troupe of Brazilian Capoeira dancers, Japanese Basho Championship sumo wrestlers, including three-time world champion, Nara, comedian Ali Al Sayed, and Mina Licione, star of Broadway hit, STOMP, in the live ‘Matbakh – Kitchen Rhythm’ show.