So you think you’re a master chef..?

The special year-long edition of the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season has already cooked up some pretty tasty food adventures, but the latest event is adding some exciting new twists to the recipe.

Chef’s Studio is a curated selection of kitchen masterclasses led by the city’s top chef talent, and available free to those with a culinary curiosity.

They’re all going down at Central Kitchens on Level 3 of The Galleria Al Maryah Island, between December 3 and 15.

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Headline chef talent includes Stefano Conti from Sacci, teaching you how to cook a pair and Gorgonzola Risotto; chef Thinus from 99 sushi on hand to enwisen you on how to treat king crab; and Chef Gari from Grills@Chill’o will be letting you in on the secrets behind making a perfect arros bomba (a rice dish not unlike paella).

Chef Yongyos from Bengarong will be hosting a Thai cooking masterclass; Sandeep Ail from Punjab Grill is signed up to help you recreate the fish dish, patrani macchi; Lee Kok Hua of Hakkasan’s epic kitchen is teaching his black pepper beef recipe; chef Simone di Vivo of Sole will be walking you through an expertly executed gnocchi Sorrentino; Coya’s MJ De Guzman is making maki acevichado; Jhannel Tafel from Emirates Palace will be teaching you how to prep and cook Gulf seafood.

And there’s more too, you can find a full list of participating

Due to the safety requirements of these wild times we’re living through, masks are required and spaces are limited to six per session.

You can reserve your spot by emailing your name, age, telephone number, class preference and cooking level to All sessions take place at Central Kitchens on Level 3 of The Galleria Al Maryah Island, between 2pm and 8pm, until December 15.

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