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On the occasion of Bahrain National Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain in partnership with DeLonghi, announces the hosting of a chef competition for Bahraini nationals aged 18 years old and above.

Manama, Bahrain – November 6thReady, Steady, Go! It’s time to Cook! The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has the pleasure to announce the launch of The DeLonghi Bahraini Chef Competition, a dedicated two day cooking competition for Bahraini nationals, to take place on December 13th and 14that The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.

As part of The Ritz-Carlton’s Community Footprints program, the ‘DeLonghi Bahraini Chef Competition’ will take place during the celebrations of the Kingdom’s national day with the aim to empower the aspiring Chefs of Bahrain and invest in nationals possessing outstanding culinary talent, allowing them to develop further in their field of choice.

Candidates who wish to apply are required to be a minimum of 18 years old and are to post a video of themselves making a dish of their choice on Instagram tagging @Bahrainichefcompetition and using the hashtag #Bahrainichefcompetition. A panel of judges composed of 5 renowned chefs and food connoisseurs will review the videos and create a shortlist of candidates. The final line-up of 16 participants will battle it out over a two-day competition event, to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain on December 13th and 14th, 2016. At the event, participants will perform a 2-hour cooking contest, with the judges selecting the final winner.

With its focus on developing local talent, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain and DeLonghi will award the winner an exclusive culinary experience and exposure with a Michelin star chef at one of The Ritz-Carlton properties in Europe. The winning dish will also be featured at one of the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s restaurants. 

“We, at Yaquby, are very pleased to partner with the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain for the DeLonghi Bahraini Chef Competition. We have so many excellent young cooks in this country who are eager to learn, grow, and advance their careers, as well as cook on a national stage,” said Asif Jiffry General Manager Yaquby Stores, “This competition is a celebration of the younger generation of aspiring, talented chefs.”

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Christian Zandonella, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain said: “We are thrilled to celebrate the Bahrain National Day with the creation of this event. The Kingdom holds a significant position in the Middle East’s culinary space with an outstanding range of local delicacies, and the Bahraini Chef Competition will be a platform to celebrate the younger generation’s passion for creativity and excellence in crafting 5 stars culinary masterpieces with a touch of local techniques. It helps a cross-section of young chefs, from self-taught amateurs to culinary school graduates to professional chefs, to showcase their talent. We look forward to witnessing exceptional individual performances at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain during the event.”