ESCOFFIER LEBANON'S LAUNCHING CEREMONY HONORS NOUHAD DAMMOUS
Under the patronage of Internartional Secretary General Bernard-louis Jaunet, on Thursday, September 20, the Disciples Escoffier Liban celebrated their official launching in Lebanon with the enthronement of 12 new members and honored the “Godfather” of Middle Eastern hospitality, Nouhad Dammous, for his lifetime contribution to the industry.
The celebration, which took place at the Nazira Catering Gardens, was followed by a dinner highlighting the local savoir-faire and produce. Three Lebanese culinary stars - chefs Cynthia Bitar (Accountant), Youssef Akiki (Vice President) and Pierre Abi Hayla ( Treasurer) established Disciples Escoffier Liban - along with Roger Tabet (President) and Bachir Reaidy (Secretary General). The new members of the Lebanese chapter include: Amine Bou Ghosn, Fadi Kalaani, Sarkis Dertorossian, Jean Barcha, Mohamad Abbas, Dany Khairallah, Pierre Azar, Jihane Feghali, Samir Abdel Malak and Ralph Bitar.
The international Disciples Escoffier number more than 30,000 members in the world, including 2,000 in France. disciples-escoffier.com
Youssef Akiki, Cynthia Bitar and Pierre Abi Hayla
General Bernard-louis Jaunet