• Inaugural edition of World Gourmet Show – Abu Dhabi to see Michelin star chefs and local chefs hosting cooking classes and more

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), SIAL Middle East 2021 (SIAL ME) has announced the first Abu Dhabi World Gourmet Show as part of its 11th edition.  

Organised and hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), from 7 to 9 December 2021, SIAL ME is one of the Middle East’s largest food, beverage, and hospitality events. The inaugural World Gourmet Show – Abu Dhabi will see Michelin star chefs and the best chefs in Abu Dhabi delivering cooking masterclasses across a range of current themes and more.

The event will see 2 star Michelin Chef Angelos Lantos, from Greece, Michelin star chef Faycal Bettioui, from Morocco, Michelin Star Chef Gal Ben Moshe, from Israel, Michelin Star Chef and two time World Acrobatic Pizza Champion Pasqualini Barbasso, from Italy. Themes for the event will range from sustainable cuisine, healthy cuisine, intolerances and diet, cross-ethnic, modern Emirati and Arab cuisine, ingredients of the world and innovation and tradition.

Visitors can expect masterclasses from the maestros and can even go head-to-head to win incredible prizes. The World Champion acrobatic pizza performer will display his spectacular skills live on each day of the show. This event will take place within the bespoke World Gourmet Show kitchen, which features a hydroponic garden, liquid lab and pizza kitchen.  The hydroponic garden offers visitors valuable insights into the world of hydroponics, which is the form of gardening with water and nutrients instead of soil. The Master of Pizza kitchen will teach participants how to create pizzas with pizazz through it series of masterclasses, food tasting and competitions.

For more information on SIAL ME and registration, please visit: https://www.sialme.com/ 


About Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy. ADNEC is a leader in managing and developing international strategic centres and was founded with a vision to become the leading destination for popular, high-profile international conferences, exhibitions and congresses in the Middle East and North Africa. It owns and operates the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the largest exhibition venue in the MENA region. In addition, ADNEC also includes ExCeL London, Al Ain Convention Centre, Aloft London ExCeL, Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Resort, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, ADNEC Services LLC, Capital Hospitality, and Capital Events LLC.ADNEC group is working on developing its network of companies and is on a mission to enhance business tourism in Abu Dhabi by creating a platform that enables event organisers to realise their goals of connecting people via world-class events and venues and delivering best-in-class services to exceed stakeholder expectations. For more information, please visit: http://www.adnecgroup.ae 

About The Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority is the local authority in charge of agriculture, food safety, food security and biosecurity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It aims to develop a sustainable agriculture and food sector and protect the health of animals and plants to enhance the biosecurity and achieve food security. In addition, the authority is responsible for preparing plans, programs and activities in the field of agriculture, food safety and food security.

About Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (KIADPAI)

The award was established under the generous auspices of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates "God protects Him", with Presidential Decree No. 15 on March 20, 2007 to introduce the world to His Highness's efforts in date palm cultivation, agricultural innovation and his generous initiatives. Highlighting the UAE's leading role in driving innovation in the date palm sector, honoring the winners of the award categories and appreciating their efforts that have contributed to enhancing food security, and establishing international cooperation between those involved in agricultural innovation and the production and manufacture of dates, as the largest international platform for sharing experiences to improve the date palm sector in accordance with the best international practices for sustainable development for us and future generations. For more information, visit http://www.kiaai.ae  ​ 

About Comexposium

Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 177 B2B and B2C events across many different sectors, including food, agriculture, retail, e-commerce, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics, education, healthcare and transport. In over 30 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium’s nearly 800 employees operate in 16 countries, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UAE, UK and USA. Comexposium aims to be seen as the place to be, building bridges between people and business. 

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