Gulfood Expo and Salon Culinaire is the biggest tradeshow for the foodservice industry of the Middle East region. Held annually in Dubai, the show is opened only to trade visitors and caters to all who have a product to sell or buy for their food and hospitality related businesses. Together with Gulfood Expo, Salon Culinaire Dubai is also the region’s key competition event and is considered the most prestigious in the Middle East and the only one endorsed by World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). The competition sees more than 1200 competitors and numbers are still growing every year.I am happy and honoured to have rendered my expertise to support the jury team for this competition at the invitation of the Emirates Culinary Guild. Four wonderful days of judging and sharing with the competitors, learning more about Arabic Cuisine, making new friends and gaining more experience in practising competition judging.