Dutch Chef wins Etihad’s Taste of the World competition

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PHOTO: Chef André Gerrits of ‘t Amsterdammertje after winning the Taste of the World competition at Taste of Abu Dhabi. He is flanked by chef and Etihad Airways brand ambassador Luke Nguyen and Etihad Airways cabin crew.

Chef André Gerrits of Dutch farm restaurant ‘tAmsterdammertjewas was awarded the ‘Taste the World’ trophy after competing against nine of his international counterparts at Taste of Abu Dhabi.

The Michelin Star chef and owner of ‘t Amsterdammertje in Amsterdam, Holland took diners into a world of gastronomy, design, culture and expertise where innovative international culinary dishes were served with a warm Dutch welcome.

Chosen at local Taste festivals throughout the year, the 2016 finalists included: Pascal Aussignac (Club Gascon, London), Michael Hunter (Antler Restaurant, Toronto), Andrea Provenzani (Il Liberty, Milan), Vitaly Tikhonov (G.Graf, Moscow), Siu Hin Chi (Duddell’s, Hong Kong), Scott Bridger (Bib & Tucker and May Street Larder, Perth), Sylvestre Wahid (Restaurant Sylvestre, Paris), Francesco Apreda (Imàgo, Rome) and Nelly Robertson (nel., Sydney).

Etihad Airways, the global airline partner of 15 Taste Festivals across the world, brought together 10 renowned chefs to compete at the grand final ‘Taste the World’ competition. Dishes were judged by an independent panel which included an Etihad Airways Inflight Chef, a Taste Festival’s representative, and a renowned food influencer. The competition aims to challenge its competitors to provide remarkable culinary experiences throughout the entire guest journey, on the ground and in the air, whilst using innovative cooking techniques and  creative use of ingredients.

 
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Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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