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Move over British Bakeoff: Fairmont The Palm puts culinary stamp on cooking classes for Dubai

Publish Date: 27-Jun-2017

Dubai Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fairmont The Palm, the five star resort located on Palm Jumeirah is excited to unveil a brand new cooking and dining experience to hit the ‘kitchen shelves’ within its Chefs Palette cooking studio. Playing home to a new Michelin star trained chef, Romain Van Durmen; the popular studio has applied a series of new master classes, chefs table experiences and even a Friday brunch to tempt the most avid foodies in the region.

Accommodating diners of all ages seeking to create dishes to indulge in, pick up new skills in the kitchen, or simply enjoy an alternative culinary destination within Dubai, the studio is designed to be enjoyed in small groups with family and friends or as a corporate team-building activity holding up to 12 guests. 

Dedicated Chef De Cuisine Romain Van Durmen, who has over 10 years of experience in the industry, has developed an intense weekly schedule of different master, afternoon and VIP cooking classes, with up to two sessions per day starting from just AED 195 per person. Those who are a little less keen on cooking, but simply want to enjoy some tasty dishes, can experience its chefs table dining experiences, where hands on chefs and butlers prepare dishes and beverages around you. To merge the two, a new Friday brunch experience means guests can indulge into a private brunch experience, alongside its popular Flow Kitchen experience.

Chef Romain Van Durmen stated; “We have created a series of cooking classes that really break the tradition and expectations in the region. We cater to all ages and skill set, and now with our added Chefs Table Dinners and Brunch experiences, we are really creating a culinary destination that can be enjoyable and tasty for everyone. We want to push boundaries, so expect visually exciting and memorable experiences, with dishes ranging from pasta to fois gras that are perfect for any occasion.” 

Here is what The Chefs Palette has to offer:


  • Afternoon Classes: The Chefs Palette “Afternoon Classes” are a daily rotation of fun and exciting culinary lessons. One on one with our chef, guests will have the experience to learn quick and simple recipes from Chef Romain. Enjoy a complimentary lunch buffet in Flow Kitchen restaurant as part of your experience. Example classes include; Belgian Waffles & Nitro Ice cream, Sushi Maki Rolls and Fresh Pasta Carbonara. Pricing from just 195 AED per person. Available from 12pm daily. 
  • Master Classes: The Chefs Palette “Master Classes” are a fully interactive hands on culinary experience. Spend the evening cooking alongside Chef Romain to prepare your very own restaurant level dining experience using exciting ingredients and techniques. Choose one of the set chefs menu classes or a signature themed class. Expect to work alongside Chef Romain to make appetizers and main courses, then let the resorts Executive pastry chef serve one of his decadent desserts. Full wine pairings can also go along with the dining experience. Example classes include; Canapés & Cocktails, Be Healthy, Shellfish and Best of Britain. Pricing from 345 AED per person based on a minimum of 6 people booking. Available every evening from 7:30 pm 
  • Chefs Table Dinners: Enjoy a private dinner in the live kitchen studio alongside Chef Romain in action. Eat, drink  and pick the minds of the chef whilst he prepares a truly memorable dinner. Example dinner experiences include; Wine Pairing, Chef Romains Favorites and Whiskey Pairing. Pricing from just 445 AED per person with a minimum of 6 people booking. Available every evening from 7:30 pm
  • The Grand Connoisseur: The ultimate dining experience in Dubai, with conspicuous consumption at its finest. Indulge into the best ingredients and wines from all over the world, with Kumato oysters, foie gras, langoustine, Amstur empress caviar, lobster & wagyu beef, all paired with the finest wines, Champagnes, aperitifs and digestifs. 8 Courses for 3500 AED per person including alcohol, perfect for groups and a minimum of two people.
  • The Chefs Palette VIP Brunch Experience: Start with the resorts Flow Kitchen 10 out of 10 brunch and then turn it up to 11. Join in with The Chefs Palette private dining room and enjoy a fully enhanced interactive brunch experience. A dedicated bartender and personal chef will provide guests with specialty cocktails and signature additional dishes like pan seared foie gras, fresh oysters with caviar and smoked wagyu shortribs. Available every Friday from 12noon to 4.00pm.  Bookings available for a table of 8-12 people. AED 595 per person including alcohol.
  • The Chefs Palette @ Home: For a Chefs Palette experience closer to home, let Chef de Cuisine Romain Van Durmen come to the home and prepare a restaurant level experience in your very own dining room. Available in Fairmont Residences Only. Bookings available for a minimum of 6 people. Menu and price customized with the Chef


For more information on The Chefs Palette, gift vouchers, or to book a cooking class, please call +971 4 457 3457 or email


About Fairmont The Palm
Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree, Fairmont The Palm is the perfect luxurious family resort in Dubai that offers 381 lavish rooms and suites with modern décor and Arabic touches overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Skyline. A choice of dining experiences await the guests including the Brazilian restaurant “Frevo”, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant “Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge” and the international dining outlet “Flow Kitchen”. Fairmont The Palm presents a wide range of leisure and outdoor activities including four outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, private white-sand beach and a full-service state-of-the-art health club with personal training and group exercise classes. Children between the age of 18 months and 15 years, will be entertained with fun and educational activities in the indoors “Fairmont Falcons Kids Club”. This hotel presents eight event areas ideally suited for social functions, corporate events and exclusive wedding parties.  Fairmont The Palm is only 25 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and close to the main shopping malls and local attractions in the city. 
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About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit  
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