Sweet success for pastry chef at Caterer Middle East Awards

Fabien Fayolle was crowned Pastry Chef of the Year
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Corylie Suarez picked up the award on behalf of Fabien Fayolle from Aramtec's Riyadh Hassan
Corylie Suarez picked up the award on behalf of Fabien Fayolle from Aramtec's Riyadh Hassan

Armani Hotel Dubai executive pastry chef Fabien Fayolle took home the top honour at the Caterer Middle East Awards 2019.

Riyadh Hassan of Aramtec was on stage at the JW Marriott Marquis to hand over the Pastry Chef of the Year Award to Fayolle’s colleague Corylie Suarez, as the chef unfortunately couldn’t make the event.

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With over 15 years of international experience in some of the industry’s most exciting independent outlets and hotel restaurants, Fayolle’s career has taken him all over the world.

Our judges spoke with great delight, and at length, at the quality and creativity shown in the pastries at Armani Hotel under Fayolle, commenting on the near-perfect consistency of the offering.

His CSR initiatives are also of the highest standard, including teaching children from the Senses Centre for the Determined how to make gingerbread houses during the festive season.

The Caterer Middle East judges were in agreement that he continues the fine tradition of world class French pastry chefs and is truly an asset to Dubai’s F&B scene.

Speaking to Caterer Middle East at the awards, Suarez said: “He is an exceptional pastry chef and he has dedicated his entire career to perfecting the art of pastry making.”

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SHORTLISTED:
Cyril Dupuis, executive pastry chef, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Pravin Ramakrishnan, executive pastry chef, Swissotel Al Ghurair & Swissotel Living Al Ghurair
Roise Anthony, junior sous chef, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Sharjah
Samith James, resort head pastry chef, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai
Saw Khaing, pastry chef, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Thilina Kasun, pastry chef, Zero Gravity

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