Unique Chef Exchange Programme Sponsored By Qatar Airways Brings Authentic Arabic And Polish Flavours To Hyatt Hotels In Doha And Warsaw

09 Dec 2012

In a true meeting of cultures, the Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar and Hyatt Regency Warsaw, Poland have embarked on a unique exchange to celebrate Qatar Airways’ route launch between Doha and the Polish capital Warsaw.

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Celebrating the launch of a new chef exchange programme between Qatar Airways and Grand Hyatt properties in Doha and Warsaw following the airline’s newly-started flights linking the two capital cities are from left: Chef Witold Drobny from the Hyatt Regency Warsaw; His Excellency Robert Rostek, Ambassador of Poland to the State of Qatar; Qatar Airways’ Vice President Commercial, Qatar Ehab Amin; and Grand Hyatt Doha General Manager, Garry Friend.

The two Hyatt properties, together with Qatar Airways, are organising a unique 10-day chef exchange programme to mark the recent launch of the airline’s new Polish service that will strengthen the relationship between the two cities and place Doha and Warsaw as accessible destinations for travellers from Qatar and Poland.

During the chef exchange promotion, each hotel will have a series of events taking place with opportunities for guests and diners to sample flavours from both destinations.
Qatar Airways has flown the talented Grand Hyatt Doha Arabic chef Wael Aboelela to Hyatt Regency Warsaw to showcase the very best of Arabic cuisine with a distinctly Qatari twist.

And, in exchange, Chef Witold Drobny from the Hyatt Regency Warsaw has flown to Doha to bring the exquisite tastes of Poland to the Grand Hyatt Doha's Grill Restaurant from December 9th to 19th.
Witold Drobny plans to show off some of the classic Polish flavours while in Doha, with seafood and Polish bush spices being among his top ingredients while Wael will be showcasing his Arabian cooking talents and expertise at Hyatt Regency Warsaw from December 9th to 19th.
The objective of this international initiative is to share diverse professional culinary exchanges between Qatar and Poland and to allow Hyatt guests internationally to experience tastes of Warsaw and Doha.

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From left to right; Chef Witold Drobny from the Hyatt Regency Warsaw; His Excellency Robert Rostek, Ambassador of Poland to the State of Qatar; Qatar Airways’ Vice President Commercial, Qatar Ehab Amin; and Grand Hyatt Doha General Manager, Garry Friend celebrate the launch of a new chef exchange programme at the Grand Hyatt Doha today.

Qatar Airways is operating non-stop scheduled flights four-times-a-week between Doha and Warsaw, the airline’s 32nd European destination.

Warsaw is one of Europe’s oldest cities – Poland’s largest city and economic, political and cultural centre. Rich in culture, home to historic palaces and modern architecture, many companies have turned their attention to setting up base in Warsaw due to the huge investment benefits offered by the Polish government.

Qatar Airways Vice President Commercial Qatar Ehab Amin said: “This fantastic promotion demonstrates a combination of the best cuisine from Qatar and Poland as Qatar Airways entered its newest destination in Europe with the launch of flights to the city of Warsaw. We look forward to flying passengers on our newest route and continue a great working relationship with Hyatt.”

“We are delighted to organize this programme in coordination with Qatar Airways and to present the culinary talents of Hyatt Hotels’ chefs worldwide, in which Chef Wael and Chef Witold Drobny will have the opportunity to prepare, present and showcase their Arabian and Polish inspired dishes,” said Garry Friend, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Doha.

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome.  Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality.  The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names, and have locations on six continents.  Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM.  As of 31 March 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 451 properties in 43 countries.  For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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About Qatar Airways
Warsaw becomes Qatar Airways’ 122nd destination worldwide and the airline’s 12th new route launched so far this year.

One of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 114 aircraft to 122 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group.

For further information

Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com