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QNTC Launches Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival


The festival is rolled out in partnership with Qatar Airways and talabat featuring world-class chefs from Qatar’s top restaurants

QNTC Launches Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival

The festival is rolled out in partnership with Qatar Airways and talabat featuring world-class chefs from Qatar’s top restaurants


Qatar National Tourism Council announced its Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival, taking place from 1 April to 12 May 2021 in collaboration with talabat and Qatar Airways.  An exciting initiative, Chefs of Qatar features the masterminds behind Qatar’s best restaurants, with top chefs sharing their stories and signature dishes to bring flavours of the world to your doorstep.

Qatar National Tourism Council Secretary General and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said:

“We are very pleased to bring the first Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival to life. In the absence of in-person festivals and large-scale events, this virtual culinary festival enriches domestic tourism while supporting the F&B sector.

A melting pot of cultures, Qatar’s vibrant food scene reflects this diverse and eclectic range of influences. From sampling cuisine by world-renowned chefs to the chance to win free airline tickets, Chefs of Qatar showcases the best of Qatar.”

Fine dining made affordable:

The festival will allow foodies to ‘travel the world’ from the comfort of their own homes, enabling them to order exclusive 3-course meals including a starter, main and dessert, prepared by world-renowned chefs in Qatar with prices capped at 200 QAR. 23 fine dining restaurants with 19 prominent Qatari and international chefs will be participating in the festival.

Participating Chefs:

Qatar is home to internationally celebrated chefs that represent top hotels and restaurants in the country. The global and local celebrity chefs and their restaurants participating in the festival include: Salvatore Silvestrino, Chef Gina, Vinay Kumar, Mert Duran, Sezar Esper Eliass, Timur Fazilov, Marios Papadopoulos, Steffen Schnetzke, Marc Fery, Kamal Mers, Friedemann Heinrich, Steven Peter, Elias Gemayel, Maroun Gebrael, Hisham AlBrahim and Chaiwat Kawikitpraphat.

In addition, Mondrian’s Chef Timur from Morimoto is collaborating with renowned Qatari chef Hassan AlIbrahim, Park Hyatt’s Chef Steffen is hosting Noor AlMazroei, and InterContinental Doha’s Chef Marc is teaming up with Sara AlSayed, to offer curated menus and cuisines during the festival.

Home delivery:

talabat is the exclusive partner for the Chefs of Qatar festival. In its new Chefs of Qatar collection, the app will host all the participating restaurants and their menus including the 3-course meal curated by their top chef for the festival.

Francisco Miguel de Sousa, Managing Director of talabat Qatar said, “we are very happy to host the Chefs of Qatar virtual food festival on talabat. Through this initiative, talabat is proud to contribute to the development of the hospitality sector in Qatar, providing the opportunity to all participating restaurants to run the event virtually through our app and benefit from our logistics capabilities.”

Free Return Tickets:

The festival partner Qatar Airways will be giving away 24 return tickets to any Qatar Airways destination worldwide from Doha throughout the festival. Two winners will be chosen randomly every week to receive two return tickets each. These tickets will be valid for travel for 1 year. One order from the Chefs of Qatar collection  equates to one entry.

Ramadan Give back:

The festival will also provide the patrons an opportunity to care for those in need. Automatically on each order placed from Chefs of Qatar collection, a meal will be donated to charity, so residents can help out by staying in.

Qatar Clean:

QNTC continues to prioritize the health and safety of residents, ensuring all restaurants participating in the Chefs of Qatar Virtual Food Festival are Qatar Clean certified.  Based on international hygiene and safety standards, the program is in partnership with MoPH and is being implemented across hotels and restaurants in the country.

To learn more about the celebrated chefs of Qatar, visit   


For media-related inquiries, please contact QNTC’s Press Office on:

+974 4499 7882 or +974 3392 4466 |


About Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC)

Qatar National Tourism Council’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment.


QNTC’s work is guided by the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase visitor spending.


Since launching QNTSS, Qatar has welcomed over 14 million visitors. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with the government designating tourism in 2017 a priority sector in pursuit of a more diverse economy and more active private sector.