November 10 2015  |  Events

IFSA Chef's Competition in pictures

By Rick Lundstrom

Ajay Rana - Emirates Flight Catering WINNER!

For the second consecutive year, Emirates Flight Catering flew in one of its staff to snatch up the top award in the International Flight Services Association’s yearly Chef’s Competition.

Ajay Rana wowed the judges from a field of four entries. This year, the chefs were to create business class meals using five main ingredients: lamb, scallops, beer, Japanese chillis and Brussels sprouts.Ajay Rana - Emirates Flight Catering presenting his second course to the judges

Chef Ajay created an appetizer of lamb with mustard sauce with couscous and sautéed baby carrots. For the entrée the Chef pan seared the scallops with a mint sauce with beer and cheese and sautéed the Brussels sprouts with bell pepper.

Competing alongside Chef Ajay were David Gottlieb of Amtrak, Leyla Wheelhouse - DFS, Inc. and Matthew Farrell - Gate Gourmet. The yearly event, held on the IFSA Trade Floor.

Leyla Wheelhouse - DFS, Inc. putting the finishing touches on her first course scallop dishLast year, Emirates Flight Catering Chef Haiko-Michael Schafer claimed top honors in the Chef’s Competition.

PAX International recently obtained some pictures from the event we thought we would share. Thanks goes to IFSA and Caught In the Moment Photography.


Matthew Farrell - Gate Gourmet prepping his menu after finding out the secret ingredients



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