Alshaya Brands Recognised at 2014 HORECA Kuwait with 10 Major Culinary Awards

Top performances by Alshaya teams in Kuwait's annual culinary competition Awards highlight Alshaya's commitment to delivering outstanding dining experiences to its customers

Kuwait, 16 February 2014: Some of Kuwait's best known restaurant brands, operated by leading international franchise operator, M.H. Alshaya Co., as well as the company's Central Production Kitchen, have recently won a total of nine medals and one top trophy at the annual Hotel, Restaurant and Catering awards, known as HORECA Kuwait.

The participating brands: Dean & Deluca, Asha's, Gaucho Grill, Noodle Factory, Katsuya, Veranda and the company's Central Production Kitchen brought in a medal tally of one gold, five silver and three bronzes, reflecting Alshaya's commitment to delivering an outstanding dining experience to its customers. The results build on success in the previous year when brands operated by Alshaya won four medals.

Overall it was Alshaya's upscale delicatessen brand, Dean & Deluca which won the most medals, including one bronze, three silver and one gold, the latter awarded in the live Sushi category.

Two of Alshaya's newer luxury dining concepts Katsuya by Starck and Veranda at Harvey Nichols, were also recognised for their culinary excellence. Three medals were won by newly-opened Katsuya and a silver medal went to Veranda which also garnered five Certificates of Merit.

The Noodle Factory won the much-coveted Best Hygiene and Food Safety Practices trophy against more than 140 contestants. A further twelve Certificates of Merit were awarded to Alshaya by the judging panel of eight international chefs.

Overseen by a panel of eight international judges, HORECA Kuwaits stringent cooking and food preparation competitions this year attracted almost 150 chefs, competing in sixteen categories.