The supreme culinary talents of Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) chefs have been recognised with a plethora of awards at the 5thEast Coast Culinary Competition, which took place at Miramar, Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah, recently. A total of eight SLC chefs were honoured at the gourmet-themed event, which wasendorsed by World Association of Chef Societies and saw the participation of 400 chefs from hotels across the UAE.
Included in the tally of awards for the SLC chefs were two top titles; ‘Best in Arabic Cuisine’ and ‘Best in Arabic Pastry,’with the haul also seeing two Golds, six Silvers and a Bronzes. Two SLC entrants, Tessie Dalangin Cano and ColabageSamitha Fernando, excelled by winning in more than one category, having impressed the judges with their culinary prowess with Arabic dishes.
“The high standard of its offerings have been proven with the top awards given to these eight chefs from SLC at the 5thEast Coast Culinary Competition, all of whom have participated in SLC’s various cookery programmes. We are delighted that they have flown the flag for SLC at the event and that the skills they have been taught have been seen to be winning ones. We congratulate all eight chefs for their achievement, with a special note of going to Tessie and Colabage for receiving top honours in Arabic cuisine. The array of awards collected by them is a testament to the calibre of services SLC offers to its members” saidAlya Al Harmoudi, Head of Business, SLC.
“SLC is a first class culinary establishment, both with respect to the many cookery programmes and initiatives it runs for its members and for its on-site cafés and refreshment corners where members can enjoy the delights of premium, freshly prepared food. Our outlets at SLC include the Skate Café; the Lafeef Restaurant, with its revamped electronic menu that has just been launched with new dishes and the Kunooz Events & Catering Collage Café, with its Ramadan and customised cakes, breakfast packages, including Emirati breakfasts and Suhoor Packages,” said Majed Al Sabagh, Corporate Executive Chef, SLC.
The names, categories and level of awards of the SLC winners from the5thEast Coast Culinary Competitionwere as follows: DalumurugamaAtige Mahesh (Cake Decoration – Gold), Rodney Lorenzo Ramos (Arabic Mezzeh Practical – Gold), Tessie Dalangin Cano (Three Course Arabic Dinner Menu – Silver, Arabic Mezzeh Practical – Silver and ‘Best in Arabic Cuisine’), DinushiNimeshaEkanayake (Wedding Cake Three Tier by Anchor/Fonterra – Silver), Joby Paul (Beef Practical Cookery by US Beef – Silver), BalKishan (Arabic Mezzeh Practical – Silver), ColabageSamitha Fernando (Three Plates of Desserts- Arabic – Silver and ‘Best in Arabic Pastry) and YadavParajuli (Chicken Practical Cookery By US Poultry–Bronze).
Established in 1982, SLC - a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs - is dedicated to facilitating leisure and educational activities for women and children, providing them with a relaxing and nurturing place where they can learn, enjoy sports and partake in favourite hobbies. The club organises events that relate to society, art, health and charity, with its activities including bazaars, exhibitions, sporting events, seminars, workshops and forums. Designed to be a unique leisure and learning space, SLC boasts an array of world-class facilities and offers numerous high-end services, making it one of the best-of-its-kind facilities in the Middle East.