The fourth edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) was recently declared open as dignitaries gathered for the inauguration of the annual culinary event in Doha, organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways.
In the presence of Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture Arts and Heritage, Issa Al-Mohannadi, chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Akbar Al-Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, the event drew in large crowds at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park on Doha’s waterfront.
A number of high-level dignitaries, including ambassadors, general managers of participating hotels, international media and delegates from QTA and Qatar Airways were also present.
Qatar Tourism Authority Chairman Issa Al-Mohannadi said: “This year we have greatly enhanced the event in its new location in the Museum of Islamic Art Park, to provide residents and international visitors with an exciting program of innovative events and activities. The event has an overall flavor of world class five-star cuisine to appeal to visitors from home and abroad with a unique emphasis on wholesome food for a healthy lifestyle.”
Akbar Al-Baker added: “We are thrilled to be part of such a great community event and look forward to welcoming a large number of people during the weekend.”
Guests were greeted with the sounds of traditional Qatari music as they arrived.
Guests were treated to an exclusive demonstration by celebrated TV chef and Qatar Airways culinary ambassador Chef Ramzi Choueiri from Lebanon.
The Qatar Airways Cooking Theatre was the venue for the demonstration, which also saw Qatar Airways culinary ambassador Vineet Bhatia prepare an Indian delicacy for the gathered guests.
The festival offers family fun and entertainment. QIFF will entice visitors to sample delicious 5-star cuisine from around the world.
The internationally-renowned chefs will join many of the chefs from Doha’s finest hotels and restaurants to celebrate fine dining with the freshest ingredients following the latest food trends, as well as healthy eating options in Qatar’s capital city.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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