Qatar National Tourism Council announced its Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival, taking place from April 1 to May 12, 2021. Chefs of Qatar features the masterminds behind Qatar’s best restaurants, with top chefs sharing their stories and signature dishes to bring flavours of the world to your doorstep.
Qatar National Tourism Council Secretary General and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are very pleased to bring the first Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival to life. In the absence of in-person festivals and large-scale events, this virtual culinary festival enriches domestic tourism while supporting the F&B sector.
“A melting pot of cultures, Qatar’s vibrant food scene reflects this diverse and eclectic range of influences. From sampling cuisine by world-renowned chefs to the chance to win free airline tickets, Chefs of Qatar showcases the best of Qatar.”
Fine dining made affordable
The festival will allow foodies to ‘travel the world’ from the comfort of their own homes, enabling them to order exclusive 3-course meals including a starter, main and dessert, prepared by world-renowned chefs in Qatar with prices capped at QR200. 23 fine dining restaurants with 19 prominent Qatari and international chefs will be participating in the festival.
Qatar is home to internationally celebrated chefs that represent top hotels and restaurants in the country. The global and local celebrity chefs and their restaurants participating in the festival include: Salvatore Silvestrino, Chef Gina, Vinay Kumar, Mert Duran, Sezar Esper Eliass, Timur Fazilov, Marios Papadopoulos, Steffen Schnetzke, Marc Fery, Kamal Mers, Friedemann Heinrich, Steven Peter, Elias Gemayel, Maroun Gebrael, Hisham AlBrahim and Chaiwat Kawikitpraphat.
In addition, Mondrian’s Chef Timur from Morimoto is collaborating with renowned Qatari chef Hassan AlIbrahim, Park Hyatt’s Chef Steffen is hosting Noor AlMazroei, and InterContinental Doha’s Chef Marc is teaming up with Sara AlSayed, to offer curated menus and cuisines during the festival.
In its new Chefs of Qatar collection, talabat will host all the participating restaurants and their menus including the 3-course meal curated by their top chef for the festival.
Free Return Tickets
The festival partner Qatar Airways will be giving away 24 return tickets to any Qatar Airways destination worldwide from Doha throughout the festival. Two winners will be chosen randomly every week to receive two return tickets each. These tickets will be valid for travel for 1 year. One order from the Chefs of Qatar collection through the talabat app equates to one entry.
Ramadan Give back
The festival will also provide the patrons an opportunity to care for those in need. Automatically on each order placed from Chefs of Qatar collection, a meal will be donated to charity, so residents can help out by staying in.
QNTC continues to prioritize the health and safety of residents, ensuring all restaurants participating in the Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival are Qatar Clean certified. Based on international hygiene and safety standards, the programme is in partnership with MoPH and is being implemented across hotels and restaurants in the country.