Intersect By Lexus Dubai supports local talent through ‘Young Chef Competition’


Intersect By Lexus (IBL) Dubai opens its doors to young culinary talents, Chef Hayat Mussa Yilma, Chef Munir Mansab and Chef Hala Bassar who will be competing to win the chance to feature their menu for a month in the exclusive Intersect By Lexus Dubai Menu

Each contestant will be judged for a three-course menu, but only one will win!

Dubai, UAE: Intersect by Lexus Dubai (IBL), renowned restaurant located in the heart of DIFC and part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, has launched the ‘Young Chef Competition’ by IBL to support young talented chefs across Dubai. Local talent from SCAFA (School of Culinary and Finishing Arts Dubai), were whittled down to three young chef’s applications who will compete against one another by creating their own unique dishes that reflect their personality, style, and skillset. The winner will have a chance to have their signature three course menu available at the DIFC’s restaurant for a full month for dining guests. 

The participants, Chef Hayat Mussa Yilma, Chef Munir Mansab and Chef Hala Bassar will be curating and creating a special menu for an esteemed panel of judges that include Capucine Leblon, acting Restaurant Manager at Intersect by Lexus Dubai, Samantha Wood award-winning restaurant reviewer, Pang Long Chin, Head Chef of COYA Abu Dhabi, Mathieu Balbino, Head Chef of Pierre Bistro & Bar by Pierre Gagnaire, Chef Ravikanth Avadula, Head Chef of LPM Abu Dhabi, Alex Augusti of @justfoodxb and Samina Merchant, Filmfare Social M Award Winner 2021.

“We are absolutely delighted to launch this competition that supports the local talent and empowers the new generations’ involvement in the F&B industry. We can’t wait to go through this experience with these undiscovered chefs and look forward to all the delectable cuisine that will be created as part of the competition for our customers to enjoy,” said Capucine Leblon, acting Restaurant Manager at Intersect by Lexus Dubai.

Each participant will need to follow the competition conditions such as each dish will need to contain up to five components and each dish will integrate a star ingredient. All three courses will be judged in six criteria considering taste, presentation, creativity, techniques, inspiration and overall achievement against all requirements, with five points up for grabs in each category. 

The winners of the competition will be announced on 29th October. All filmed episodes of the competition will be aired through IGTV on the @intersectbylexusdubai Instagram profile, with the episodes landing on 15th, 22nd and 29th October.

Intersect by Lexus is part of Al-Futtaim Group, one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses.

About Intersect by Lexus Dubai:

Intersect by Lexus Dubai is the crossroads between lifestyle and work bringing together experiences, people and taste and located within the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre. Creating unforgettable moments within a modern ambience, luxury lifestyle brand Lexus’ essence lives within its inspiring spaces. Haute cuisine embodying exceptional gastronomy draws the cities’ hottest crowds in each of the three global Intersect by Lexus locations in Dubai, Tokyo, and New York. The venue offers a relaxing yet stimulating space for people seeking diverse luxury lifestyle enriched by design, art, fashion, culture, film, music and technology. 

About Al-Futtaim:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today, is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 33,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.