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Dusit Thani Dubai picks up the esteemed Kitchen Hero of the Year 2012 Award

One of Dusit Thani Dubai's long serving colleagues has been named Kitchen Hero of the Year 2012 at the Caterer Middle East Awards.

The hotel's Chief Steward and Hygiene Manager, Arnel Dela Cruz Godoy, shone through extremely tough competition this year from hundreds of nominees across the Middle East to be named top in one of the most esteemed categories of the awards ceremony.

On receiving the award Arnel noted: "It is really great to be awarded such an award and the recognition. I was not expecting this but I believe for myself and the rest of my colleagues. This award is not just for me, it is for the whole Dusit Thani Dubai team who have supported me and believed in me from the very beginning."

Arnel was commended by the judges for mastering two demanding and important positions within the hotel and his attention to detail which has secured very high scores in HACCP audits and obtained top scores with Dubai Municipality requirements. In addition to his position Arnel is an active member in the hotel's Green Committee, ensuring and championing initiatives of savings, recycling and sustainability within the hotel together with other colleagues and departments.

“Arnel is extremely deserving of this award. He represents a very strong pillar in the department and most certainly in the hotel team, everyone knows that with him nothing is too much to ask or out of reach. We are all very proud of him,” Speaking after the award ceremony, Antonello Manca, the hotel’s Executive Chef, noted.