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Another popular item on the menu of the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season is Food Forward. International Chefs and Emirati Chefs will collaborate for this event to create an exclusive dining experience at none other than the prestigious Emirates Palace. Be sure to get your spot at this royal table from 3rd to 5th November.

3rd to 5th November at Las Bisas Emirates Palace

This edition of Food Forward is like no other. In keeping with the vibrant energy of Flavours Abu Dhabi, Chef Khaled Al Saaadi will be working hand in hand with Chef Jordy Navarra of the Philippines and Chef Jake Kellie from Australia to take the culinary season up a notch with the Open Fire Feast. Be sure to book your place today!

Chef Khaled Alsaadi

An Emirati Chef and restaurateur, Chef Khaled is the brain behind the popular Abu Dhabi Café concept FAE CAFÉ. He has built a loyal patronage by serving quality, progressive dishes, off-menu specials and pop-up dinners that showcase emerging local and international talent. As an avid supporter of homegrown brands and considered a culinary authority by Government entities such as the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, an appearance by Chef Khaled is one you don’t want to miss.

Chef Jordy Navarra

Jordy Navarra, originally from the Philippines, has worked in kitchens from London to Hong Kong kitchens. His culinary philosophies are deeply aligned with his heritage, as he draws inspiration from Philippine ingredients, flavours, techniques and culture in all his creations. This is best seen in Toyo Eatery, the establishment where he is both chef and owner,s that has consistently placed among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Chef Jake Kellie

Jake is a passionate and talented Chef who discovered his love for cooking at the age of 16 while he was working in establishments across the Australian Central Coast. He is now the co-owner of arkhe restaurant in Adelaide. He is well-known for his participation in Master Chef Australia, where he demonstrated his unique techniques and inspirations to secure his place in the final.

22nd November at Pura Resort

Nestled within the capital of the UAE, between YAS Island and Saadiyat Island, Pura Resort is minutes away from the bustling city centre. Chef Mattar is returning this season to be a part of the Food Forward series, bringing his exceptional skills to the Culinary Season to provide you with an outstanding BBQ experience. Make sure to reserve your place!

Chef Hattem Mattar & Friends

The region's King of Barbecue, known for his tender brisket and smoked meats. Hattem and his live fire menus have been featured all over the world and have represented the UAE from Smithsonian in the USA and represented the UAE and the Arab world at large at the world’s largest BBQ festival in Brazil. Moreover, he is the founder of The Mattar Farm Smokehouse, Dubai’s first and only artisan smokehouse.