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International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai.

Group of Chefs

In line with Nestlé’s Purpose of “Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future”, Nestlé Professional conducted the first ever ’Specialized Nutritional Training’ program designed and specifically developed to educate and enrich the knowledge of young Chefs’ to support them in offering more nutritious and healthier dishes, and how they as Chefs can positively impact the out-of-home environment and help improve the health of individuals in the Middle East region. The specialized course is being implemented and delivered to Chefs in collaboration with Tathqeef Health Treatment Organization Undertaking Services. The course not only allows the Chefs to learn and refresh their nutritional knowledge, but it is also an accredited course by two bodies, the Department of Health “DOH” granting each certified Chef 5.75 CME hours and by Highfields University in UK for its international accreditation.

The program was split into a 3 module theoretical session led by JoumanaDabbagh, Market Nutritionist of Nestlé Middle East. She took the Chefs through an in-depth learning on Nutrition basics and practical techniques they could employ in their everyday work to provide healthier food choices. This was then followed by a practical session conducted by Nestlé Professional Senior Advisory Chef, Mohammed Al Ghazzaoui that included multiple tasting exercises and ending with a cooking competition, allowing the Chefs to experiment hands-on implementation of the techniques demonstrated in the theoretical session. 

This course is just in the beginning of its path, there will be several sessions executed by Nestlé Professional in October and November to empower and equip a greater number of young chefs in the UAE with Nutrition knowledge leading to positively changing the out-of-home environment. If you would like to participate in the next program, please contact us through

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