The Award of Culinary Excellence for Marriott Regional Chef of the Year in Middle East & Africa Discipline

Chef Chandra - Marriot Harbour Executive Chef

“Congratulations to our Executive Chef, Swamy Chandrasekhara, for winning the Middle East & Africa Discipline Award of Culinary Excellence for Marriott Regional Chef of the Year! The annual awards are distributed to leading experts within the culinary field spread across all Marriott properties worldwide.


Known as Chef Chandra has a long standing relationship with the Marriott family beginning in 2006. In 2012, after two years with the property, he was promoted to Executive Chef of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, branching from his dedication, passion and continuous presence of mind toward the end goals of the restaurants. He has always been vocal in motivating his team to achieve a number one position in quality of food and also plays a lead role in analyzing guest voice comments on Food & Beverage.

In the past, Marriott has awarded Chef Chandra the Rising Star Award 2012 and the Middle East & Africa Chef of the Year 2013, for his exceptional contributions. The award is a true reflection of his accomplishments and we would like to wish him all the best for his future successes.”


World Baking Day – Chef Mahesh

Chef Mahesh WBD

Join our resident Pâtissier, Chef Mahesh on World Baking Day this month to learn quick and easy steps to creating Vanilla Cupcakes and our signature Olive Rolls that will leave your family and friends hungry for more.

‘Mini Plated’ Competition organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild

'Mini Plated' Competition organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild

Our very own Chef Prabhu (top row-second from right), Chef De Partie of AZ.U.R. Restaurant, was part of the U.S. Beef and Export Federation ‘Mini Plated’ Competition organised by the Emirates Culinary Guildat the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek.

Over 18 hotels participating from Dubai with 55 Chefs, the criteria of the competition was to have 3 main course plates with #USBeef parts as the only #Proteinand all plates be static-glazed with Aspic.

If you are curious about the Beef Cheeks, Beef Tenderloin or the Flank Steak presented by Chef Prabhu at the competition? Join us at AZ.U.R on weeknights to speak with the Chef in person.

Easter celebrations at AZ.U.R

Easter Display

Here’s a glimpse of the chocolate bunnies and eggs elegantly crafted by our Pastry Chef for Easter festivities happening at the hotel.

And in the Evening enjoy an unforgettable Easter buffet dinner in a cozy Mediterranean setting surrounded by your loved ones at AZ.U.R.

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