Worldchefs, Paris has awarded Chefs’ Association of Pakistan (CAP) Secretary General & College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM) CEO Ahmad Shafiq with its most prestigious award ‘Worldchefs President’s Medal’ at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (today).
As per details, Pakistani delegation under the aegis of CAP & COTHM and leadership of Ahmad Shafiq participated in the Worldchefs Congress & Expo to present Pakistani culinary talent at the world forum. A delegation of forty professionals and young chefs participated in the congress and displayed Pakistani culinary art. Hundreds of teams from over 110 countries participated in the cooking, food carving, ice carving and other food competitions out of which team Pakistan won 8 Bronze medals, 1 Silver medal and 1 Gold medal. From Pakistan Somia Shaheen won the Gold medal, Sajida Zain ul Abideen won the Silver medal while Fatima Javed, Hooria Javed, Khazeena Thanvi, Lubna Abdur Rub, Zunaira Younus Qureshi, Jawwad Haider, Muhammad Shariq and Umme Habiba Razzaq won Bronze medals. At the Congress, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, CAP Secretary General and COTHM Pakistan & Dubai CEO Ahmad Shafiq was awarded with the ‘Worldchefs President’s Medal’. While speaking on the event, Ahmad Shafiq said that Pakistan is constantly producing man force for the global sectors of hospitality and tourism. He further said that women are also being trained to be the future leaders of these fields in Pakistan. Hospitality and tourism circles in Pakistan have termed this award a big success for Pakistan and hoped that the future of hospitality and tourism is in safe hands in Pakistan.