Meet the Judges for Grandma’s Recipe Contest – Friday 12th of June at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa opens its Kitchen for Cooking Enthusiasts & amateur chefs to showcase their skills and passion for cooking in a professional kitchen.


7th Grandma’s Recipe Contest will be hosted in the Award winning fine dining restaurant; Mumtaz Mahal Indian Specialty Restaurant; has been successfully running in the region for over 10 years and holds the title of “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” in Middle East & North Africa as well as a winner of several titles by “What’s On Awards”.

The Judges include; Chef Glen from the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa,Ritu Chaturvedi from Fuss Free Cooking, Ishita Saha from IshitaUnblogged, Debbie Rogers Author of Coffee, Cakes & Travel & Features Editor of FoodeMag dxb and last but not the least; Rakesh Puri from Sterling Perfumes.


Ritu Chaturvedi is a food blogger and food stylist.  She started her blog,” Fuss Free Cooking” in Jan. 2013 as a place to share her passion for good food and food styling. The journey of her creative cooking started when she moved to Dubai in year 1998, since then she participated in several cooking challenges and won more than a dozen awards.

She was the winner of Wonder Cook by Tele Life, Organic cooking Competition by Down to earth, Grand ma cooking Competition of Arabian Courtyard, Supah Chef by Marco Polo etc.

Recently she had won first prize for Lurpak Cooking Challenge organised by BBC Good foodMiddle East Dubai.

She is contributing her recipes in the Kitchen Classic Column of WKND magazine of Khaleej Times since 2012 and several other publication like Ahlan Gourmet, Retail People by MECSC &  Good House Keeping Middle east Etc.

Ritu is working as an Art teacher with disabled Children of Rashid Centre of Dubai and recently she did a live cooking show with her students at Show Kitchen,Kitab, Abu Dhabi in Literature Fest.

She writes reviews for tried and tested cooking appliances and products and food styling for food commercials.

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Ishita Saha1

Ishita is the author of IshitaUnblogged, the popular Culinary Travel Blog featuring Dubai & the world beyond; and the Hidden Gems column of Gulf News’ Property Weekly. She is also the Editor and the Co-Founder of FoodEMag dxb,  Dubai’s first Food & Travel eMagazine  A Finalist in BBC GoodFood ME 2014 Awards in the *Best Blogger* category, Ishita regularly features on radio (The Travel Show in Dubai Eye 103.8FM) and other media publications (BBC Good Food ME, GQ India). Described as one of the ‘Middle Eastern Food Blogs To Check Out’ in Fine Dining Lovers, the blog pens down ‘experiences’ and is popular with a huge readership. An expert on social media, business development in F&B and Travel sector, Ishita’s main USP is ‘connecting to people’ and she aspires to make FoodEMag dxb, a commercially viable and the most influential magazine in the virtual world. FoodEMag dxb features select recipes, restaurant reviews – new launches and exclusive dining roundups, inspiring culinary travels, chef interviews – contributed by the best food and travel bloggers in Dubai and the region. 

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Grand Ma’s Recipe Contest:

Date – June 12th 2015

Time – 10:00am till 2:00pm

Venue – Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

About Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa:

Award winning Hotel, centrally located in Bur Dubai, next to Dubai Museum and walking distance to Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Heritage Area, Souk Al Kabeer (Meena Bazaar), Textile Market, Bank Street, Computer Street and Port Rashid. The Spice Market, Gold Souk and Heritage Village are easily accessible via the Abra (water taxi). A short drive of 3 K.M from our hotel In Bur Dubai lies the Dubai World Trade Center & Exhibition Halls as well as Sheikh Zayed Road, the business hub of Dubai. Our hotel in Bur Dubai is only 6 K.M from the Dubai airport.

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Contact Person: Saad Ali

Ph: 04 351 9111