One of the main feature of the Summit will be an extensive series of cooking classes held by the master chefs throughout and aimed towards both professionals and amateurs.
Course participants will learn how to prepare a range of healthy, nutritious yet tasteful Italian dishes (pasta, risotto, salads etc), choosing ingredients, flavour strategies and using the latest professional equipment. There will also be classes on Italian baking and pastry principles, as well as healthy cooking methods. In true hospitable Italian style, the courses include the lunch that comes at the end.
“It presents a unique opportunity to take cooking classes with a Michelin-starred chef at very affordable prices,” commented Rosario Scarpato, original creator and current director of the Summit.
Classes will be held at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, with a different chef holding morning and afternoon master classes on each of the days throughout the two weeks. Each will provide a hands-on learning experience on different aspects of Italian cuisine and contemporary trends.
The classes are divided into three main categories: Professional Italian Cuisine Certificate of Proficiency, Learn Italian Cuisine for Professionals and Serious Amateurs, and the Italian White Truffle Expert Certificate. Participants have the option to book the classes they wish to attend over the period. Those that attend the full Course receive a graduation certificate.
“Last year’s Summit was a tremendous success for both chefs and delegates,” Scarpato said.“The objective this year is to continue to present the quality and variety of Italian cuisine, targeted at all those who love their food. If you are passionate about food and love to cook, this year’s Summit is a unique opportunity.”
“The fact that Dubai is holding this event a second year running is a reflection of the city’s burgeoning mix of quality Italian restaurants and as a place that attracts discerning food lovers – both tourists and within its wide multicultural mix of residents, Scarpato added.”
For more information on how to register for classes,
contact Patrizia Castellani on +971-55-7804746,