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98363 05 Dec 2019

ICCA Dubai Gave a Scholarship Grant to Hospitality Excellence Gold Winner for Young Chef of the Year

Written by Jenny Saraza of Hozpitality Group

The International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai, a world-class culinary training centre, generously gave a $10,000/- worth of scholarship grant to the Gold Award winner,  for Hospitality Excellence:- Young Chef of the Year category from the recently concluded 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019 organized by Hozpitality Group, held at DUKES THE PALM, a Royal Hideaway Hotel.

The Young Chef category for hospitality excellence was one of the highlights of the event. ICCA lives through their commitment to providing the opportunity for students to realize their dreams through a quality educative environment and ensures that students are given personalized assistance to achieve their best for a successful future.

Srijaenthi Natraj, a Commis Chef from Dusit Thani Dubai shows exceptional dedication to her craft. And through popular choice and online voting, a young and talented Srijaenthi took home the Gold Award and a scholarship grant from ICCA courtesy of Sunjeh Raja, Director of ICCA Dubai.

Srijaenthi Natraj worked at Benjarong, Royal Thai Cuisine, at Dusit Thani Dubai. She started off her time in the industry as an intern at the acclaimed Michelin starred Jean Georges restaurant after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Singapore campus where she obtained admission as the only international student to have been accepted in her batch. While the same degree course in the US is for a period of 4 years, she successfully completed it at Singapore in 2 years with the same curriculum, exams and hours of study since she had completed her IVQ City and Guilds diploma at the ICCA during the course of her 11th grade. An academically bright student educated in Dubai throughout at Gems Modern Academy, she chose to follow her passion and hopes to make a mark in the culinary world.

According to Srijaenthi: “Being passionate about the culinary arts and the food and beverage industry, coupled with a strong background in academics, I would like to initially be part of and eventually lead a multi-disciplinary team of hospitality professionals, which should satisfy me most in terms of challenge and personal excellence.

Way to go Sri! May this accolade encourage you more in perfecting your craft and never forget your humble beginnings.

The Middle East Hozpitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top industry organizations that have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity, and success in the Middle East & North Africa’s growing hospitality industry. These are popular choice awards for the hospitality Industry where selections are purely done on the basis of online voting.

For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com/


About ICCA:

International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai is a world-class culinary training centre, delivering programs accredited by the internationally recognized City & Guild, London. It was established in the year 2005, with a mission to become the leading culinary training provider in the Middle East and redefine the way in which professional & personal culinary training is delivered across the region.

ICCA Dubai has been featured amongst the “Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World” and awarded the “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs), a global authority on food standards.  The “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” award seeks to recognize the training and education that meet or exceed the culinary standards education established by WorldChefs.

ICCA Dubai has recently been awarded the prestigious City & Guilds, London “International Centre of the Year Award 2016” and “International Centre for Excellence (Middle East) – 2016”, also the ProChef Middle East “Cooking School of the Year 2016” Awards.

ICCA Dubai also prides itself with its state of the art and “International Award Winning” training facility at the Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), built with passion & attention to detail and is one of the largest purpose built training kitchen facility in the world.

About Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019:

The 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019 organized by Hozpitality Group. The event is powered by Danube Hospitality Solutions, Delta Food Industries FZC, Royale. Our venue partner is DUKES THE PALM, a Royal Hideaway Hotel Dubai. Category sponsors: TCL (Technical Chemical Laboratories) and AMTC Foodservice Equipment. Our partners: ZEE TV, 106.2 Big FM, Fushia Events, Absolute Frame, WassupDubai, Restofair, RAK Porcelain, International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA), The Visiting Tailor by Taha (TVT).

About Hozpitality Group:-

Hozpitality consists of a database of over 1 million registered hospitality professionals in its 2 websites, www.hozpitality.com – “Dedicated hospitality website for Jobs in Middle East, Africa and Asia” and www.hozpitalityplus.com – “Dedicated hospitality networking group”. Apart from the registered candidates Hozpitality we reach out to over 1 million professionals through monthly email marketing from over 186 countries.

From hospitality jobs in Dubai and the UAEretail jobs in Asia, and cruising jobs around the world, millions of workers all around the globe are proud to call themselves hospitality employees. Whether you want to greet hotel guests in Dubai, Frankfurt, Davos; become an executive chef in Abu Dhabi or Tokyo; or serve up coffee in Qatar, there is a rewarding hospitality career designed to match your unique skills and interests. To find prospective global hospitality jobs, just search by industry, department, level, and/or location. You can also search by keyword(s), such as "Dubai hotel jobs" or "Qatar hotel jobs".

In addition to listing jobs in Dubai, UAE, Mumbai, Europe and around the world, Hozpitality.com offers professional CV designing, a community network for employers and job seekers, a directory of hospitality suppliers, Latest Hospitality News, Hotel News, Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, hospitality travel bookings etc. We do more than just list jobs; we provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can unite. Advertise or find cruise ship jobscatering jobs, travel jobs, sous chef jobs, and more with Hozpitality.com, a world of opportunities…

The dedicated hospitality networking group Hozpitalityplus.compublishes and shares Latest Hospitality News, Announcements, Hotel openings, Promotions, Events, Hospitality Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, Reviews, Blogs etc. We provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can unite, network, benefit and share.

Hozpitality Consulting is a Global Executive Search consultancy based out of Toronto, Canada. Our success lies in building a long term relationship and delivering results quickly and efficiently for a “much lower cost”. We are experts in locating the best possible suitable executive and management candidates for placements in all types of hospitality organizations around the world. Through our matchless database, communication and networking, over the world, we provide our clients with the most skillful candidates.

"Hozpitality Buzz- The inside scoop" is a TV show based on the hospitality industry in Dubai and UAE, is in English and telecast-ed on a premier TV channel in Middle East & North Africa reaching out to approx. 10-12 million viewers. To know more about the TV show, Please log on to:- www.facebook.com/hozpitalitybuzz and https://www.youtube.com/Hozpitality 

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top industry organizations that have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East & North Africa’s growing hospitality industry. Logon to www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com

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