Congratulations to the BBC Good Food Middle East Chef of the Year 2018

Luigi Vespero, executive chef, Galvin Dubai

The highly coveted BBC Good Food Middle East Chef of the Year award spotlights the talent behind the Middle East’s ever-expanding F&B scene, and gives those responsible for the region’s gastronomic excellence some much needed recognition.

On 4th November, four of Dubai’s top chefs went head-to-head in a mystery box cooking challenge at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management using ingredients provided by Invest Northern Ireland.

Each chef was tasked with creating a three-course menu within a tight time frame and scored against a set of strict criteria. The three judges all concurred that there was an “excellent standard” of cooking across the board.

Luigi not only takes home the title, but also wins a 3-night stay at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali!

Congratulations, Luigi!

Take a look here at this year’s Chef of the Year competition.

To view the winners in our other awards categories, CLICK HERE