Smoke & Flames

And the winner is...

It was an epic showdown between our final 4 contestants, however, only one could take the crown as the UAE’s Best Amateur BBQ Master and that was Michael Graham!

Congratulations on winning 1st place, taking home AED 10,000, a Weber Middle East Grill, a complimentary hotel stay at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, and your winning dish listed on Rotana's participating dining outlets' menus for 1 year!

A huge congratulations to our runner-up contestants on your exceptional performance:

1st runner-up: Sultan Almarri taking home AED, 5000, and a Weber Grill
2nd runner-up: Andrew Deane taking home AED,2,500, and a Weber Grill
3rd runner-up: Adam Ridgway taking home AED,2,500, and a Weber Grill

The final round was evaluated by four key judges: Hattem Mattar, world’s first Arab Pitmaster and owner of Mattar Farm, Samantha Wood, founder of impartial restaurant review website FooDiva, Jarrett Beaulieu, Corporate Vice President - Food and Beverage Operations and Guy Hutchinson, President & CEO of Rotana.

This was one of the biggest competitions of its kind in the UAE, aiming to bring together the local community and connect with hidden talents in the region, we have called amateur barbecue enthusiasts and chefs across the UAE to partake in our “Smoke and Flames” campaign to find out who is the UAE’s Best Amateur Barbecue Master.

The flames aren't out just yet... experience the exclusive BBQ menu for yourself across the participating Rotana outlets - JB's Gastropub at Amwaj Rotana and Morgan's Gastropub at Al Bandar Rotana in Dubai; Garden by Bayview at Beach Rotana, Cooper's at Park Rotana and Hamilton's Gastropub at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi and you could be in with a chance of winning an Indian Scout in Thunder Black!

The month-long Smoke and Flames campaign is organised in partnership with Celebrity Chef Hattem Mattar -World’s 1st Arab Pitmaster, Jack Daniels, Weber Middle East, Nassar Al Refaee Trading Company, Bidfood UAE, Fine Hygiene, and Restofair.

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