Chef Jerick antes from Cup n CAKES wins Gold at Gulfood
The chef beat 35 competitors to grab the top spot in the Open Showpiece category at Emirates Salon Culinaire.
After observing the competition last year, Nicole Mrad, founder Cup N Cakes signed up her head Chef Jerick Antes for the Salon Culinaire competition, who crafted a cake right out of a scene from the Pirates of the Carribean movie.
“I watched the movie and thought the scene could make me win at the competition due to the little details that were in it,” Chef Jerick said.
It took me four days to make it and the preparation was a tough and pressurising as I had orders to cater to as well but it all worked out well,” he added.
Speaking about her chefs successful participation, Mrad said: “I am so proud and happy, when I signed him up he was confident that he could create something exceptional and his talent really showed out today.
“I am a person who liked to motivate people who have talent and show their skills to the world. When you encourage your colleagues and employees, they become happy and self-motivated which eventually results in their desire to achieve more.
“It is very important to give that push and encouragement to the people around you, especially when you can show your skills in the form of and art,” she added.