Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Taste of Dubai, crowned Darren Hall, from Cook Hall, winner of the Taste the World competition on 10 March 2017.
Taste the World award is presented to the chef who best epitomises Etihad
Airways’ food philosophy, which aims to provide remarkable culinary experiences
throughout the entire guest journey. Each chef entry was independently judged
by a panel which comprised an Etihad Airways inflight chef, a Taste expert and
a renowned food influencer. The winner will compete at the global final – Taste
of Abu Dhabi, in November. They will compete at the Etihad Airways Taste the
World Theatre, representing Dubai and Cook Hall.
winning dish was beef short rib with horseradish mash.
Hall, chef de cuisine at Cook Hall at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, described
his restaurant as “a music hall that loves to cook”, specialising in artisanal
Pierce, Vice President Marketing and Partnerships, at Etihad Airways, said:
“Etihad Airways is thrilled to see Darren win the Taste the World Award – he demonstrated
innovative cooking techniques and use of ingredients to create a truly
remarkable dish. We look forward to welcoming him to our home at Taste of Abu
Dhabi in November.
Airways draws inspiration from the best restaurants and emerging chefs from
culinary capitals worldwide, and serves cuisine both on the ground and in the
air with the style and sophistication that has become synonymous with the
Etihad Airways brand.”
Justin Clarke, Director
of Taste Festivals Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be in partnership with
Etihad Airways. Their commitment to being the world’s leading culinary airline
is both exciting and a testament to the logical brand fit between Etihad
Airways and Taste Festivals. We look forward to working with Etihad and
the Taste the World winners as they continue to inspire and innovate.”
Jeremy McPherson, Etihad
Airways Inflight Chef, commented on the elite competition: “The
level of originality showcased by all chefs as part of Taste the World is something
to be celebrated. I commend them for their culinary merits and their
inspirational passion for the profession. I am very much looking forward to the
finals in our home, Abu Dhabi, later this year.”
Airways flies from Abu Dhabi to more than 100 destinations worldwide.
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