Dubai hosts largest gathering of chefs in the world

In the land where world records are made and broken, more than 2,840 chefs in their white coats and chef hats set a milestone for the largest gathering of chefs in one place in Dubai recently.

It’s a city that boasts a slew of world records, including the tallest building (Burj Khalifa Tower), the largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall) and the largest box of chocolates (a box filled with Kit Kats weighing 1,700 kg).

And last week, the city played host to the largest gathering of chefs in one place, stripping Daejon, South Korea of its title by an additional 836 chefs or 2,847 participants in total, a record that was set just eight months earlier.

Held at Meydan racecourse, the world record was achieved as part of an initiative by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Emirates Culinary Guild and, as pointed out by, was an attempt to bring UAE residents closer to Emirati cuisine.

On the menu at the international event? Emirati sweets like Lokmat El Kadi.

Recently, American family restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory also chose Dubai to be the home of the largest restaurant within the chain.