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Newsletter 09/2019

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ABCD Corporate Member: Media One Hotel

Media One has welcomed Australian Candice Walker to the team as Chef de Cuisine. She heads up both the Qwerty and caféM kitchens.

Candice joins Media One from the Bull & Roo group where she worked as Chef de Cuisine for the Sum of Us, Common Grounds and Brunswick. A keen chef from an early age, Candice started her culinary career at the age of 14 working in cafés, restaurants & wineries in her home town of Mornington Peninsula, Australia. After high school she attended a three-year programme at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne. Following her graduation, she led culinary teams at various restaurants in Melbourne including The European and Kirk’s Wine Bar, before moving to Dubai in 2016.

Starting out as a home-grown chef constantly watching every cooking show she could find after school; Candice practiced these techniques in the home for her family and this sparked her initial love for cooking. To this day Candice still watches online cooking shows, although its usually late at night after putting in a 12-hour day. She says it helps her to learn new techniques and builds her knowledge about what’s happening in the world of culinary.

Candice believes that her first year of cooking food with a European emphasis, at The European in Melbourne, brought everything together for her. It taught her that you can combine one or two ingredients to make a simple yet interesting dish. More importantly, it taught her how to work with dedication & drive.

In recent times Candice has had articles in Time-out, What’s On, Gourmet Gulf & Ahlan magazines showcasing recipes & write-ups about her career in Dubai.

“I chose Media One because of the relaxed and laid-back vibe of the hotel and team,” said Candice. “I love the idea of a fun, independent property with the ability to adapt and change the menu when we have new ideas. Media One gives me the freedom and flexibility to do so.”

Media One have a great promotion for ABCD members to sign up to the Media One Loyalty card and receive 20% off food & beverage at Media One outlets – Qwerty, caféM/caféW, garden on 8 & Coco Lounge - Link below:

With Qwerty launching their new menu including a lobster rissotto and Wednesday night's supper club with three courses for AED99 between 6pm and 10pm; now is the time to head on down!

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