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Gloria Hotel’s Chef Samantha Kumara scoops 4 awards at Emirates Culinary Competition

Gloria Hotel’s Chef Samantha Kumara scoops 4 awards at Emirates Culinary Competition

15th December 2017

Dubai, January 4, 2018:

Chef Samantha of Gloria Hotel has stunned the judges at Emirates Culinary Competition by winning four awards. Participating in a competition with talented Chefs from across GCC, for the third consecutive year Chef Samantha bagged the ‘Best Kitchen Artist’ title.

His skills have been awarded in all four art categories he took part in. Leaving the competition with a gold medal in Chocolate carving, gold medal in open showpiece, silver medal in live vegetable carving and silver medal in live ice carving. Mr. Freddy Farid, Area General Manager of Gloria Hotel, expressed his happiness over the victory of Chef Samantha.

It’s worth mentioning that Gloria Hotel has won many awards, including the best family-friendly hotel, the best four-star hotel, the first hotel to collect nearly 12 tons of metal and plastic cans, the best eco-friendly hotel, the planting of 200 trees and other awards as well as more than 40 community initiatives.

Chef Samantha joined the Gloria team in January 2015. He participated in the Emirates Culinary competition and the IKA Olympic Culinary Competition.

In the same year, he was awarded "Best Chef Artist Award" in Emirates Culinary Competition where he received two gold medals and one silver medal.

He also participated in the IKA Olympic Culinary Competition in Germany and won 3 silver medals.

  • In 2016, he was awarded "Best Chef Award" in Emirates Culinary Competition with 2 gold and 3 silver medals.
  • In 2017, he was awarded "Best Chef award" in Emirates Culinary Competition Sial with 2 gold and 2 silver medals.
  • In 2015 and 2016, he participated in the Gulf Cooking Show UAE and won 5 gold medals and 5 silver medals.
  • In 2016, he participated in JOSPEX Culinary Competition held in Jordan as a representative of the United Arab Emirates (Gloria Hotel)