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  • 3-5- November 2020
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speciality Food Festival

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  •   3-5 November 2020
  •   Dubai World Trade Centre

Young Chefs Hotel Challenge

Young chef hotel challenge

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See these hotels going head to head

Be part of the penultimate decision. Which of these talented Chefs under 30 years of age will be flown to Italy to deliver the most important service of their careers so far? 

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Young Chefs hotel Challenge


What’s happening?

The region’s biggest hotels are committing their most talented chefs to be part of a pool of 30 under 30 next-generation culinary stars.

What is their challenge?

Live at The Speciality Food Festival, competing hotels will be composed of 3 cooks per team, each tasked with preparing a 3-course menu under 1 hour.


What are the judges looking for?

Natural ability. Ingredients will only be revealed once the competition begins, therefore candidates must demonstrate how adaptable they are in the day-to-day challenges of running a kitchen.

What is the prize?

The two winning teams will be flown to attend the Italian finale at one of the world’s top 5 Star restaurants. A  prestigious service for over 40 covers will be judged by a technical jury of Michelin starred chefs, with journalists and other media in attendance to cover the action. No doubt about it, this is career kick-starting stuff.

Can I attend the Young Chefs Hotel Challenge at The Speciality Food Festival?

Please come and join us at this nail-biting spectacular. Visitors are urged to come down and show their support at one of the leading, hotel-branded culinary competitions in the region. Cooking stations will be animated in full view of spectators so you can see what’s on the menu, how it’s being prepared and who you are backing to make the grade!


Come and watch the Young Chefs Hotel Challenge at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Entry is free, but you need to register

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A big thank you to our valued sponsors and partners for being a part of the show.