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15790 14 Jun 2024

CEA 2024: Gold Award for Chef De Cuisine of the Year

Aditya Raina, Chef de Cuisine at Paramount Hotel Dubai, was honored with the prestigious gold award for Chef de Cuisine of the Year at the 7th Middle East Chef Excellence Awards 2024.

The gala event, organized by Hozpitality Group, occurred on June 7th at JW Marriott Dubai Marina. Jeyaram Subramanian from Taaza Quality Foods LLC presented the award.


Aditya Raina has amassed a wealth of experience over his impressive career in the culinary world. Currently, he serves as the Chef de Cuisine at Paramount Hotel Dubai, a role he has held since September 2019. Aditya's expertise was pivotal in the pre-opening phase of the hotel, showcasing his ability to excel in high-pressure, innovative environments.


Before joining Paramount Hotel Dubai, Aditya held multiple roles at Jumeirah Group / Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. He served as Chef De Cuisine from October 2018 to August 2019, Sous Chef from August 2016 to September 2018, Junior Sous Chef from May 2014 to June 2015, and Chef De Partie from February 2011 to April 2014. His tenure at Jumeirah Group highlights his progression through various ranks, contributing significantly to multiple pre-opening projects and consistently driving culinary excellence.


Aditya's culinary journey began at Address Hotels + Resorts, where he worked as Demi Chef De Partie from August 2009 to December 2010 and Commie 1 from July 2008 to August 2009, participating in pre-opening activities. Prior to this, he gained experience as Commie 2 at The Park Hotel New Delhi from August 2006 to July 2008.


Aditya completed his degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from IHM A Aurangabad in 2006 and is an alumnus of St. Lawrence High School.


The Middle East Chef Excellence Awards 2024 celebrated individual achievements and recognized the collaborative efforts of industry partners and sponsors. Hozpitality Group expressed gratitude to JW Marriott Dubai Marina, ICCA, Restofair RAK, Rak Porcelain, and other sponsors whose support was instrumental in making the event a resounding success.