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12005 28 Jun 2024

CEA: Silver Award for Pastry Chef of the Year

Imran Alam's extensive experience from serving in various culinary positions across esteemed establishments is a testament to his dedication and passion for the culinary arts.

Imran Alam, Pastry Chef at The Retreat Palm Dubai M Galley by Sofitel, achieved the prestigious Pastry Chef of the Year gold award at the 7th Middle East Chef Excellence Awards 2024. The gala ceremony, hosted by Hozpitality Group, took place on June 7 at JW Marriott Dubai Marina, marking a significant milestone in Imran Alam's culinary career. Ravi Bhambani from MasterBaker had the honor of presenting the award.

Imran Alam brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served in various culinary positions across renowned establishments. His professional journey includes roles such as Head Chef at So Tea Group, Sous Chef at Jones the Grocer in Abu Dhabi, and Chef De Partie at Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Kolkata.

He has also contributed significantly to the culinary scene at Accor and So Tea Dubai, showcasing his expertise in pastry and bakery operations.

Educated at the Culinary Academy of India in Hyderabad, Imran Alam specialized in Advanced Culinary Arts, Bakery & Pastry, and Sugar Craft. His educational background and hands-on experience have equipped him with a deep understanding of culinary arts, contributing to his success as a top pastry chef.

The Middle East Chef Excellence Awards 2024 recognized Imran Alam's outstanding achievements. They celebrated culinary excellence with the support of industry partners such as JW Marriott Dubai Marina, Emirates Culinary Guild, ICCA, and MasterBaker. The event underscored Imran Alam's dedication to his craft and his pivotal role in shaping the region's culinary landscape.