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Giovanni Depergola - Mr. G, the Master Mixologist and Bartender...

A Mixologist extraordinaire, Giovanni Depergola, fondly known as Mr. G to most in the industry, is a true exponent of the art & science of Mixology and Bartending. He has been with the Beverages Business for well over 20 years now and for sure...

Roger Marti, a Chef and an Inspirational Leader

‘Stay strong, stay focused, learn from your mistakes and never give up’ are the die hard mottos with which Roger Marti, the Swiss Masterchef and Director Food & Beverage, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, has been living with, all through his illustrious...

Paul Hayward, the Patisserie Connoisseur...

If there would have been a limit to Success in Patisserie, then Masterchef Paul Hayward has crossed that line, long before.

The Cheese Dude, Mark Todd...

Cheese is not an ingredient or a product readily understood outside of the western world. It is a versatile food that can stand on its own or complement many culinary creations, but chefs and retail staff in growing cheese markets entrusted to...

The Versatile Chef and Storyteller Extraordinaire, Peter Kuruvita

A chef, restaurateur, television host, author, consultant and industry speaker, the Aussie Sri Lankan Peter Kuruvita is everything one could imagine of an acclaimed Chef to be. Peter is known for his rich and culturally inspired cooking, highly...

The Journey of an Award Winning Young Chef and Entreprenuer

When Rushad Wadia, the owner and chef at The Greedy Man Pizzeria started his own pizzeria soon after graduating from the International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai, little did he know what success had in store for him.  

The Winner of 'Salon Culinaire' in the UAE

ICCA Dubai Alumni Sana Quidwai, Wins Silver at Salon Culinaire!

The Winner of 'The Best Hygienic Chef' at the East Coast Competitions in the UAE

ICCA Dubai Shaikha Almemeri wins the Bronze and 'Best Hygienic Chef' at the East Coast Competitions, UAE.

From an Engineer in Toyota to a Culinary Entrepreneur in Dubai

As a qualified engineer with a successful career at Toyota back in the Philippines, Chef Carlo Sobingsobing  decided to give up all of it to follow his parent’s footsteps and joined the Culinary Industry by taking charge of his mother’s...

A Culinary Entrepreneur in the Making

ICCA Dubai has witnessed the rise & success of many food entrepreneurs since its inception. However, it’s not every day that we see someone as young as Nuha Khaleel, 19 who is very much focused on working towards her career goals to become an...

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