Welcome Team Oman to Young Chef Olympiad

The cuisine of Oman is a mixture of several staples of Asian foods. Dishes are often based on chicken, fish, and lamb, as well as the staple of rice. Most Omani dishes tend to contain a rich mixture of spices, herbs, and marinades.

Popular Omani Cuisine

Popular Cuisine

  • Herees
  • Kebab
  • Mashuai
  • Machboos

Popular Beverage

  • laban
  • buttermilk
  • khawa

Popular Dessert

  • Kahwa
  • Omani Pudding

About Young Chef Olympiad

Young Student Chefs from 67+ nations after getting selected from different colleges from 67+ nations, will fly down to India on 26th January (67th republic day for India) to represent their country in a cook-off that will last 4 days starting 29th January to 1st February. The results will be collated and the Grand Finale is scheduled on Monday 1st February 2015 at Kolkata.

Young Chef Olympiad Team for Oman


Student Chef: Mundher Al Mandhari


College: National Hospitality Institute


Hosting Team: IIHM Kolkata

About Young Chef Mundher Khalfan Al Mandhari


I am an Omani national. I have completed my 12th grade from Jaber Bin Hayyam school.
I have worked with the NAAPCO Company as assistant technician for interior decoration for 3 months. Then I wanted to change my career to become a chef.
So I joined at the National hospitality institute as a level-1 NVQ Professional cookery from June 2015. After the completion of my training on Feb 2017, I am willing to join the Jarwani Catering Company as trainee to learn more and become expert in the culinary field.

About the participating college


a. An overview of NHI:
National Hospitality Institute SAOG is registered as an Omani Joint Stock Company, and is publicly listed company on the Omani stock exchange, the Muscat Securities Market. The National Hospitality Institute opened its doors on 6 December 1995. It was created to help meet the needs of the catering and hospitality industry of Oman by providing training to employees and school leavers to enable them to gain recognized vocational qualifications. NHI has since trained approximately 5000 students and expanded its field of service in response to the growing markets’ needs.
National Hospitality Institute is a training and business solutions company integrating Travel, Hospitality, Food Safety and Business Centre divisions to fulfill the training and business requirements of our clients.
The Training sector of National Hospitality Institute is a full-fledged tertiary institute with all the key training functions:
– Hotel Management School
– Class Room Restaurant
– Gulf Travel School
– Gulf Chef School
– Food Safety Academy
– Language Department

The Business Centre of National Hospitality Institute, through its close links with prospective employers, industry leaders and community groups, provides training and business solutions:
– Customised courses incorporating any combination of the above training
– Recruitment and Human Resource tools
– Business to business mentoring and consultancy services in Quality Assurance, management systems, human resource management and staff retention programmes
– Conference Facilities
– Administration Services

b. Our Philosophy
Our philosophy is: “To meet the needs of students and the present and future training requirements of the whole community. To be open, accessible, responsive and supportive to all and to seek excellence in all that we do”.

c. Our Values and Beliefs
NHI and all its resources are committed to the following values:
– Our Customers
– Our Credibility
– Efficiency & Productivity
– Our People
– Our Belief
– Health, Safety and Environment

d. Our Vision and Mission

Vision: “To be the region’s centre of excellence for training and development; serving our community and changing lives within professional and caring environment”

Mission: “Providing customized people development solutions, which support the changing needs of job seekers, skilled professionals and leaders”

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