Region’s Food Service Professionals Explore Trends in Qatari Capital
Sofra and Le Colonial Restaurants Transformed into Food Showcase
Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery Hotel Collection, a distinctive 5-star boutique hotel located within Msheireb Downtown Doha, hosted “Taste of Autumn”, an annual event organized by leading food distributor Chef Middle East, at Sofra and Le Colonial Restaurants.
The event brought together regionally based foodservice industry professionals and global suppliers to explore the latest food trends. This culinary journey included live demonstrations from international chefs, live cooking stations, industry talks and food tasting.
The event ran for seven hours on October 23rd with 14 live cooking stations exploring various different cuisines from Mexico, Italy, Spain as well as themed breakfast and street food corners and modern gastronomy. There were also dedicated stations for pastry and bread making, seafood, specialty cheeses and mixology demonstrations with unique pairing flavors.
Hani Akkari, Acting General Manager of Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery said that there were huge synergies between the boutique property and the event and organizers, Chef Middle East.
“The F&B professionals and industry experts laid emphasis on creative and innovative food and beverage solutions much as Alwadi Hotel Doha does for its guests,” he said. “What we saw here was a one stop solution for quality food and beverage requirements on the market presented by Chef Middle East much as our hotel does in operating to the highest of modern-day standards while leveraging its location in Doha’s historic Msheireb Downtown district.
“The success of the event proved the value of Alwadi Hotel Doha as a meeting venue being just 15 minutes from Hamad International Airport, and 10 minutes from West Bay.” He added.
“Doha is one of the most exciting and forward-thinking cities in the world today and its hospitality portfolio is gaining a high-end reputation around the world,” said Chef Andrea Parente, Executive Chef at Alwadi Hotel Doha. “Taste of Autumn gave us the opportunity to prove the high level of Qatar’s hospitality credentials to this influential industry audience. Judging by the very positive feedback we received, I would say it was a huge success for Alwadi Hotel Doha and Chef Middle East.”