Address Downtown Dubai wins five awards for baking

Hotel wins five of eleven Baking and Pastry Guild Awards at Gulfood
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Judges studying the themed celebration cakes
Judges studying the themed celebration cakes

The winners of the Baking and Pastry Guild Middle East’s competition have been announced, with chefs from The Address Downtown Dubai winning in five of the 11 categories.

Tantri Maulida, from The Address Downtown, came first in the Fine Patisserie & Bistro Cakes and secured a gold medal. She said of winning: “It’s really great, I’ve enjoyed the competition and am very happy with the result.”

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Pater Hallmanns, vice president of the Baking and Pastry Guild Middle East, said: “It has been best year and that’s largely due to the support from Dubai World Trade Centre and the Gulfood team. The standard of the competitors was much higher and was further enhanced by the high calibre of judges. All of them were highly recognized individuals in the catering industry who hold titles such as master baker, executive pastry chef and maitre de chocolat.

“I think the chefs enjoyed being given the opportunity to compete in this highly specialized field, and at the Baking and Pastry Guild, we believe that there is a need for individualism in the industry of pastry chefs and bakers. What we do is give these people an opportunity – we support and enhance them very much.”

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The full list of winners is as follows:

Artisan Bread: Chef Sanjeewa, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Diabetic Friendly Muffins and Brioches: Chef Athula, Grosvenor House Hotel
Sugar Art: Chef Harsh, Ritz-Carlton DIFC
Biscuits and Tea Cakes: Chef Clifford, The Address Downtown
Themed Celebration Cake: Chef Edena, Grosvenor House Hotel
Yeast and Soda Bread: Chef Jaya and Chef Rajan, The Address Downtown
Fine Patisserie and Bistro Cakes: Chef Tantri, The Address Downtown
Morning Goods and Danish Pastries: Chef Sanjeewa, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Pastry Team Live: Chef Farid and Chef Thein Win, The Address Downtown
Petit Fours and Friandise: Chef Jennes, The Address Downtown
Croissants: Chef Dao, Ritz-Carlton DIFC

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