MOSCOW, RUSSIA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - There's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, especially when it involves food. And the tastebuds of judges and attendees alike will benefit from this accepted wisdom during the inaugural Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2013. Among the 12 competing international teams are the Russian culinary experts who hail from some of Moscow's finest accommodations, the Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel.

For three days, Dubai will host the culinary expo, which will celebrate the heritage and culture of the region, as well as present talented chefs from around the world.

The Russian team, headed by Chef Andrey Kononov, was selected by the Moscow Culinary Association and includes Andrey Kononov, Andrey Kulikov, Elena Zubareva, Tatiana Voronina, Natalia Olar, Andrey Garashenko and Oleg Naumov. All the chefs enjoy extensive culinary backgrounds with competitive experience in contests held both in Russia and abroad. And as this Moscow business hotel's talented team collaborates on a menu that is at once inspired by traditional Russian dishes but informed by modern aesthetics and taste, their dynamic collaboration promises excellent results.

The hotel, which is located in Moscow near Red Square, recently made it into the finals of Wedding Magazine's "Wedding Awards 2013" in the "best wedding cake" category. Home to some of the best Russian restaurants in Moscow, the property also earned second place during the PIR Expo's "Creamelotier" culinary contest in Russia.

The 12 official international teams represent the United States, Germany, Australia, Russia, China, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Wales, Slovenia, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Each of the seven-member teams will prepare a gourmet meal for 50 people, as well as participate in individual competitions that include activities like carving ice and chocolate. The jury of the competition committee is composed of members of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), and each participating country appointed a member from the WACS to serve in the championship. Chef Otto Weibel from Singapore will head the competition committee. Alexander Prokopovich, WACS Education Committee Member and Special Advisor, has been selected by the Russian team.

This event is organized by the Government of Dubai and Zaabeel Palace Hospitality and co-organized by WACS and The Emirates Culinary Guild. It will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 16 to 19, 2013.

About the Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel
Located just 15 minutes from the Kremlin and Red Square, the four-star Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel celebrates the best of Russian hospitality with a decidedly modern twist. The newly redesigned guest rooms include luxury bedding, in-room coffee/tea service and safes, while the Club Lounge serves breakfast, dinner and a variety of drinks. Guests won't stay in too long, though, with so much to see and do around the property. The hotel's stunning lobby offers complimentary Wi-Fi, the health club boasts one of the largest pools in the area and no fewer than six dining options tempt visitors with everything from stylish bars to decadent patisseries. Plus the hotel's 16 meeting rooms and 34,552 square feet of event space comprise the biggest and best conference facilities in the city. Beyond the hotel, travelers will discover they are near concert venues, sports arenas, Ekaterina Park, the Moscow Circus and the Moscow Metro. Whether on or off property, guests of this premier hotel have access to the best the city has to offer.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit

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Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel
Olympiski prospect, 18/1
Moscow, 129110 Russian Federation