McCain Foods to Host Battle of the Burgers Oman at Food & Hospitality Expo
May 26, 2019

Muscat, Oman, 26 May 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- From October 14 to 16, professional chefs from leading local burger joints will showcase their grilling skills in a competition for the best burger in Oman.

The competition, dubbed “Battle of the Burgers Oman,” the first-of-its-kind competition in Oman, was launched in Omanexpo’s 2018 edition of Food & Hospitality Oman exhibition as an initiative to help rouse interest in young talents in honing their skills and encourage budding cooks and chefs to further their culinary education in a professional environment.

McCain Foods, a global frozen food company and the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialties, has once again given its thumbs up to host the competition and support the exhibition as Gold sponsor.

McCain Foods’ participation in the pioneer organizer’s latest show offering demonstrates its commitment to promote the food industry by continuously developing new and innovative food products, identifying new insights and trends, and working with suppliers and collaborators to explore new food technologies.

Following the enthusiastic response to its inaugural edition, Omanexpo will be incorporating the competition as a permanent feature of the landmark food and hospitality show as part of its objectives to add more innovative concepts and value-added attractions that will provide more entertaining and educational options to visitors.

Ammar Ahmad, exhibition director, Food & Hospitality Oman, says “Competitions like these are benefitting chefs and the industry alike, as they help raise the level of knowledge and skill by learning from expert feedback. They also serve as a tool for professional development. This
holds true for our other equally popular competitions—our signature Professional Chefs

Competition and Oman Barista Competition—now running for the seventh and tenth editions respectively, where past participants have affirmed that the competitions have enriched their professional experience.”

“These competitions offer a platform or an avenue for local food producers, restaurateurs, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and importers to access numerous business opportunities. They also contribute to advancing the food and hospitality industries while promoting the best of local culinary talent, encouraging entrepreneurship, and building a global community,” comments Hussein Daaboul, General Manager-Business Unit, Al Jabal Trading & Ref Co., distributor of McCain Foods.

Food and Hospitality Oman is Oman’s biggest annual event for the food and hospitality sector. Its partner and supporter lineup include Omani Products, Madayn, Riyada (Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development), Oman Chefs Guild, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa, and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.

Food and Hospitality Oman Exhibition will take place from 14 to 16 October at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.


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