Mahe, Seychelles, 13 June 2013 – Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles recently collaborated with Bloomingdale’s Home, to host an exotic Culinary Festival. Located in Dubai Mall, the three day event saw over 300 people participate in cooking demos, workshops and intimate culinary classes. Sharing his secret recipes and spreading the creole flavour at the event was Seychellois Chef de Partie, Bradley Larue, who was handpicked from Kempinski Seychelles Resort.
Carrying the theme “A Taste of Seychelles” the collaboration was aimed to create awareness not only for Bloomingdale’s but to promote the Seychelles as a destination and a great culinary journey. A first for Dubai, the event came at a very opportune time as this time of the year residents of the UAE are looking for easily accessible destinations to escape the scorching heat.
Potential shoppers were lured into the store as whiffs of typical creole flavours and spices filled the air and the brightly coloured banners caught the attention of all the passers-by. To make the event even more attractive, a lucky draw competition rewards the winner with two business class tickets to Seychelles, sponsored by Air Seychelles and a four night stay at Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare. Bradley, ever loyal to his country did not spare any moment to boast about the paradise which is proudly his home.
“I am inspired by Creole Cuisine as it features the subtleties and nuance of French cooking, the exoticism of Asian dishes and the piquant flavours of the orient” says Bradley. “Together with Chef Gary from Kempinski Palm Jumeirah, it’s been a great cross training experience which has given me new insights to the every changing culinary landscape. Presenting the cooking sessions were exciting and more so it was an honour to be an ambassador for my country” he continues.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort opened in 1 March 2012 and Bradley joined as part of the pre-opening team in 2011. He is the first of many talented team members identified for development and projects like these are but one way Kempinski ensures growth of future leaders of the company.
About Kempinski Seychelles Resort:
The Kempinski Seychelles Resort – Baie Lazare is the ideal location for those seeking an intimate getaway or an island adventure. Whether your idea of relaxing involves exploring hidden bays, snorkeling and island hopping or simply to soak in the sun and pamper yourself with indulgent spa treatments and exquisite dining, the resort offers a world of choices, all within reach.
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Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio includes historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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