Atlantis chef wins Dubai Young Chef of the Year

Christopher Graham victorious at top culinary event

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Christopher Graham, executive sous chef at Atlantis The Palm has been voted as the best young chef working in Dubai at a glamorous ceremony in the H Hotel Dubai.

This year's winner narrowly defeated Navin Poon and his team from the Park Hyatt Dubai and a shortlist of other competing kitchens from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and the highly-rated Zuma restaurant.

The winning menu, voted for by Time Out readers and a panel of experts including Chef Uwe Micheel of the Emirates Culinary Guild, included dishes such as truffled beef pastrami with crispy quail egg, confit leg and foie gras garbure and gingerbread, plum jelly with mince pie beignet. See all the competing chefs' menus here.

The delighted chef dedicated the win to his team at the Atlantis and congratulated all competing chefs on their efforts.

He saw of off competition from Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s chef de cuisine Matthew James, Park Hyatt Dubai’s sous chef Navin Poon, Madinat Jumeirah chef de cuisine Steven Peter and Timur Fazilov, junior sous chef at Zuma.

Read our exclusive interview with Christopher Graham here.

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