I was actually thinking twice to attend this award because I am not used to socializing anymore. Aside from that, I gained weight so finding a dress was such a big issue for me. Every time I compete, weight is in big trouble 🙂 When I was in Italy and Switzerland, just few weeks before the awarding and thought about this event, hmmm it was still a no no but few days after I arrived in Dubai I just brushed it off and said who cares! lets join the pack and give it a shot! we only live once! 🙂
It was a bit awkward as I walked through the door and seeing unfamiliar faces. Was delighted to see few of my friends, some fellow chefs from Madinat and Atlantis. As we started talking to each other then I felt a little lighter and was able to breathe 🙂
Anyway, when my name was called, I was so delighted and grateful. I’ve been through a lot lately and God is so good. What a gift! Another one aside from the one I got in Cake Designer World Championship in Italy. I never really expected to win this as I was lined up with great Chefs who have been winning this award many times. Being the only woman I guess in the list and won it, it was such a great honor that somehow I was given a chance and my efforts were being recognized.
Thank you ProChef Middle East for recognizing my efforts and contribution in this industry.