Visitors can expect demonstrations, exclusive tips and a host of information about the origins of ingredients from the headline chefs visiting the show.
Jean-Christophe said he was ‘very excited’ to attend the event for this first time.
‘Like other popular food shows around the world, Taste of Dubai is a great way to meet people of different nationalities as well as your fans,’ he added. ‘I hope the audience and visitors will love what I have planned for the festival’.
As well as master classes from visiting chefs, visitors can try their hands at prepping, cooking and sampling recipes at the Cookery School, or indulge in a variety of beverages from around the world at the Beverage Theatre.
Meanwhile youngsters are kept occupied with a dedicated Kids Zone, with a host of edutainment activities including a play area, reading area – and a live cooking station where chefs will teach toddlers to prep their favourite snacks.
New Restaurants that signed up to be a part of the food extravaganza this year include Almaz by Momo, Café Habana, Emporio Armani Caffe, Magnolia Bakery, The Act, Burj Al Hammam, St.Tropez Bistro and Ewaan, along with old favorites like Rivington Grill, Gaucho, Asado and Thiptara.
Festival timings: Thursday March 13: 4pm-12am Friday March 14: 12pm-12am Saturday March 15: 12pm-11pm
Tickets for the event go on sale on Sunday January 26, at Dhs70, with early bird tickets available at Dhs99 for two. For more see tasteofdubaifestival.com.