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46833 20 Feb 2020

Discover The Art Of Cooking At Dubai Food Festival With Dubai College Of Tourism

Free-to-attend cooking classes and demonstrations to be hosted from 26 February to 12 March 2020 at DFF Beach Canteen by Etisalat

Dubai, UAE; 20 February 2020: The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), established by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), invites all those with a passion for cooking to brush up on their skills and experience a culinary adventure during specialised classes and demo stations at the Dubai Food Festival 2020. Located at Jumeirah Beach (behind Sunset Mall),  the free-to-attend sessions will be hosted as part of the Festival’s flagship event, Etisalat Beach Canteen, with morning sessions run in collaboration with Top Chef Cooking Studio, which provides the practical learning space for DCT’s Culinary Arts students.

Whether you are a novice looking to gain confidence in the kitchen or a seasoned chef looking to add to your repertoire, the selection of fun and engaging sessions at the Dubai Food Festival’s Etisalat Beach Canteen are perfect for all culinary enthusiasts. The instructors have honed their skills in some of the finest kitchens around the world, and now bring their expert guidance to help everybody cook like a chef – no matter your skill level. Registrations are now open for the sessions running on weekdays between 26 February to 12 March 2020. Interested participants can sign up on and

DCT Top Chef cooking classes take place on weekday afternoons offering essential cooking techniques as participants are guided through an impressive selection of dishes including pasta, pastry, vegan and healthy creations in state-of-the-art professional kitchen settings.

During the evening sessions, DCT’s experienced and distinguished culinary instructor, Christian Biesbrouck will share his tips, tricks and secrets to perfecting the art of cooking with resident students from DCT’s culinary course demonstrating a selection of dishes in a theatre style set up.

The DCT Top Chef sessions will be hosted from 2-4pm on weekdays, and the DCT Chef Instructor Christian Biesbrouck demo sessions with DCT students take place between 6-8pm on weekdays. For more information or to sign up for a class, please visit or


About Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.

About Dubai College of Tourism (DCT)

DCT runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region. The College provides foundation, certificate and diploma courses in tourism, hospitality, retail, events and culinary arts through the TVET accreditation framework. DCT aims to be recognised as the premier vocational institution in the region with its courses bridging the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree, ensuring a steady stream of highly trained tourism professionals for the city. The college is also responsible for delivering fundamental programmes specifically designed for those working within the tourism industry, such as ‘Dubai Way’ (for tourist-facing staff in Dubai) and ‘Dubai Expert’ (an interactive online training tool for international travel agents).