The Torch Doha chefs completed Salon Culinaire (Diyafa 2012) with 24 Medals
Present for the second time at Qatar's biggest hospitality sector dedicated event, The Torch Doha chefs came back with 24 medals. A major highlight of the event, Salon Culinaire (Chefs' Competition) attracted the country's leading chefs which competed across sixteen categories while being evaluated by a judging panel made up of International culinary and hospitality experts. Congratulations to all chefs awarded and to our Executive Chef Kamil Karaca for leading a highly competitive team.
Our Chefs have competed in various categories, including live demonstrations of fruit carving, ice carving, secret box live cooking 3-course menu, signature dish and asthaetically beautiful master showpieces.
The chefs attended the seventh edition of Diyafa Exhibition with a clear mission in mind - to provide exquisite culinary masterpieces. With their skills and passion for fine dining they have managed to convince the audience and International judges that we at The Torch Doha have stepped out to the plate with high caliber cuisine.
24 medals have been awarded to The Torch Doha chefs out of which 3 gold, 4 silver and 17 bronze.
Chef Krishna Beeharee - 2 Gold Medals; Signature Dish (Live Demonstration)
Chef Motee Greejanand - Gold Medal Five Course Set Menu
Chef Dinuka Thanoj Wataraka ; Silver - Wedding Cake
2 x Bronze - Fresh Fours; Live Demonstration Three Course Menu (Dessert)
Rodel Mabras Noja - 2 Silver Medals: Chocolate Showpiece & Ice Carving
Chef Gayan Chanaka Pathirage - 3 Bronze Medals Wedding Cake;
Novelty Cake; Fresh Fours
Chef Venkatesh Subbaraj - 2 Bronze Medals Chocolate Showpiece; Novelty Cake
Arachchillage - 2 Bronze Medals
Fresh Fours; Wedding Cake
Chef Vinod Kumar Kesavan - Silver Medal Bread Display
Chef Lakshita Heshan Don - Bronze Medal Bread Display
Chef Krishna Kumar Dhamala - Bronze Medal
Five Course Set Menu
Chef Asep Salepudin - Bronze Medal Bread Display
Chef Manjula Indika - Bronze Medal Master Showpiece
Mohammed - Bronze Medal
Three Course Set Menu (Live Demonstration, Team of 2)
Chef Osama Dammad- Bronze Medal Arabic Mezza
Chef Faye Manalo - Bronze Medal Chocolate Showpiece
Chef Maria Vanessa Daguplo - Bronze Medal Novelty Cake
TIME OUT DOHA AWARD 2012
The Torch Doha has been nominated in two categories at Time Out Doha Awards 2012 - Romantic and Contemporary European. Our hotel managed to receive the Highly Recommended Award for THREE SIXTY in the Romantic category. THREE SIXTY is Doha's only revolving restaurant situated on the 47th floor offering panoramic views of the city.
LOOKING UP TO NEW CULINARY HEIGHTS
Present for the first time at Doha Taste and Fun Food Festival organised by Qatar Tourism Authority, The Torch Doha impressed audiences with their savory dishes. Chef de cuisine Hani Mohamed participated in the Italian themed inter-hotel competition and was awarded a Gold Medal for his performance. Competitors were each given a mystery black box with raw ingredients to be used to prepare an Italian dish. The competition was announced to be fierce, as the other two participants were highly-skilled Italian chefs.
Chef Hani managed to prepare two Italian pasta dishes - Fettuccine with smoked salmon and fresh cream sauce and Fettuccine with shrimps and tomato basil sauce. Participants were also equipped with blenders and mixers for the sauces but Chef Hani decided to prepare the sauce by hand only - knife-cut, for extra flavour.
Members of the jury enjoyed Hani's gastronomical treat and were impressed with his decision to deliver two different dishes in one hour.
DIYAFA SALON CULINAIRE AWARD 2011
Present at Diyafa 2011, Qatar's reknown hospitality exhibition, our kitchen artist Mr. Rodel Noja finished the competition with his chin up. He participated in the Vegetable Carving Competition on the 1st Day at the Exhibition, winning a Bronze Medal for his Phoenix Bird for which he had 2 hours available. On his second day participating in the Chocolate Showpiece Competition, Rodel pushed himself and was awarded a Silver Medal for his The beginner chocolate piece, for which he had less than one month preparation. Salon Culinaire 2011 at Diyafa was a real success for The Torch Doha representative.