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Sustainable Kitchen, Egypt

Sustainable Kitchen TrainingFutouris, March 2017
The Sustainable Food industry project has shown that the training of the hotel staff is one of the key factors for realizing a sustainable food offer in hotels.
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Karim-india-2016The battle has begun for Kitchen Wizards at the Delhi leg of young chef olympiad

The Telegraph, 1 February 2017
While Egypt’s Karim Atef Ibrahim Ahmed practiced hard before YCO, there were some things that he didn’t foresee. “The eggs here have orange yolk not yellow yolk! so my omelette turned out orange too,” said the boy, who keeps track of time in the kitchen with the help of a swag pocket watch!
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Spicing Up the Spice Route

Indian Express, 9 October 2016
news-yasser-mariam-india-2016Congratulations to the Egyptian Team for scoring second place in the Culinary Spice Route Festival Competition held in Kochi in India last September.
Yasser Ramadan, Production Manager of Zooba Restaurants and Mariem Magdy, Culinary Director of Food Tracks scored second place at the first-of-its-kind Culinary Spice Route Festival. Egypt’s participation was kindly sponsored by Mufaddal for Food Industries.
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International Chefs Day 2015 – Egypt

WorldChefs, 30 October 2015
Chefs Day EgyptThe Egyptian Chefs Association celebrated International Chef’s Day by launching its ‘Chef & Child’ Initiative using the international slogan set by WorldChefs – “Healthy Kids – Healthy Future”.
The ‘Chef & Child’ Initiative of the Egyptian Chefs Association aims to educate children and families about proper nutrition. More >>>

Farm to Fork conference takes first step to building sustainable food practices

Mada Masr, 15 May 2014
Farm to Fork Egypt needs to revert back to traditional food practices for a sustainable food system, participants in the Farm to Fork conference agreed on Monday.
The conference, the first of its kind in Egypt, focused on sustainable business practices in the local food and restaurant industry, and was held at downtown Cairo’s Semiramis InterContinental Hotel. More >>>

Boost Your Buffet and Chef Skills

Interview with Essam Sayed about ECA Professional Buffet Training
Al Ahram Online, 3 April 2013

Essam SayedTeacher and Executive Chef at the Movenpick, Essam Sayed details in a class on 10 April how to make buffets more professional.
Did you know that the Egyptian Tourism Federation (ETF)* not only has an academy to train chefs to pass an international certification exam, but also gives one-off classes for anyone working in the food industry? More >>>

Big Dessert in the Desert

Daily News Egypt, 26 January 2013
Um Ali 2013Hurghada hosted a world record attempt for cooking the largest ever Om Ali.
Final touches to the Om Ali.
Last Tuesday Hurghada hosted a world record attempt for cooking the largest ever Om Ali. Chefs, 450 of them from 45 hotels across Egypt put on their hats and prepared the traditional Egyptian dessert in a specially built tagine, a covered oven dish. More >>>

Aspiring Chefs Compete for Your Taste Buds

Daily News Egypt, Wednesday, October 3rd Issue, 3 October 2012
Hace 2012The competitions emphasise fun and innovation but a more tangible reward is also at hand; each participant will receive a certificate of participation and, there will be gold, silver, or bronze medals issued to the team members. More >>>


Chef Competition Winners in Luxor Announced

Al Ahram Online, 20 September 2012
Luxor Challenge 2012Clang, bang boom. Pacing pacing, furious pacing. Somewhat anxious faces hovering over their small, colourful, edible creations laid out over a long table. Tall, white hats bobbing everywhere. White uniforms contrast with the steel furniture, appliances and stoves. Dozens of chefs in the industrial-sized kitchen of the Sofitel Karnak in Luxor; some leaning over to concentrate on fine chopping. Others standing tall with fire ablaze under the pan they are swooshing. Others are finished with their meal, and staring over it; their eyes glaze as they wonder “What will the judge think? Did I make the right choice? Is it overcooked? Undercooked? Is it as well-presented as it could be?” More >>>

Chef Markus Iten on Gastronomy in Egypt

Al Ahram Online, 24 December 2011
Markus ItenIn this candid interview, Chef Markus Iten, President of the ECA, speaks of gastronomy in Egypt. (Ahram Online is the English-language news website published by Al-Ahram Establishment, Egypt’s largest news organization.) More >>>



Making a Difference at the Border

www.hilarymunro.com, 1 April 2011
Humanitarian AidBrothers and sisters united, make a difference, offering free sustenance to those in need at the Libya-Egypt border. Markus Iten, President of Chefs Association (ECA), recalled: “There was a constant flow of people. More >>>


Egyptian Chefs Association – A New Era for Chefs in Egypt

Red Sea Pages, 8 November 2010
CTCEThe Egyptian Chefs Association has had years of hard work in advancing the chefs profession in Egypt. The ‘blossoming’ comes in the form of the launch of the International Chef’s Apprenticeship program, providing training and international certification for young chefs starting out. More >>>


Do it Better!

Al Ahram Weekly Online, 20 – 26 November 2008
Hace 2008The Egyptian Chefs Association has had years of hard work in advancing the chefs profession in Egypt. The ‘blossoming’ comes in the form of the launch of the International Chef’s Apprenticeship program, providing training and international certification for young chefs starting out. More >>>