MENA Newswire: Second season of “Tree of joy” – an annual Oberoi, Dubai event in collaboration with Artezaar took place on 7th December, 2021 at Terrace Garden. The Tree of Joy event was inaugurated by Mr. Andreas Wegner, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Yoga deck – against the backdrop of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
This was the second consecutive year that Oberoi Dubai organised the Tree of Joy celebrations, bringing together 30 students of German International School, aged between four and seven years, to paint their favourite festive characters with teachers from Artezaar, and decorate Christmas cookies with Oberoi Chefs. The star pastry chefs, who are known for their culinary master skills, were delighted to share their secret ingredients and above all, their preparations.
Prominent among the chefs included Chef Rajeev Krishnan whose philosophy is to create an elegant, clean palate, and enticing culinary delights. He has won a gold medal and was adjudged as The Creator of the Best Dessert at the 5th India International Food and Wine Show (IFOWS Culinary Cup), in 2008.
Chef Amita Patole graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris in 2016 and loves to explore the creative combination through her mentor Chef Jean Francois Deguignet’s guidance. Her experience with Eric Kayser, Paris gave her that confidence and belief. She aspires to be the best Lady Pastry Chef in the MENA region.
Chef Nabendu Manna is famous for creating artisan bread, viennoiserie, handcrafted chocolates, and has a hand-on approach for French and Italian desserts. His passion for pastry has been acquired through various pastry courses with French chefs. Christmas is the best time of the year that reflects his true artistic approach towards his craft.
Mr. Karim Bizid, General Manager of The Oberoi, Dubai expressed his happiness for this wonderful Tree of Joy Celebration. “At The Oberoi Dubai, we are always delighted to support upcoming young child artists and bakers as they express their love and happiness for this festive season. We take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with sparkles of joy and love. Merry Christmas to you and your family.”
Mr. Andreas Wegner, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany expressed his joy whilst interacting with the children. “It was amazing to see the kids decorating cookies and painting their beautiful Christmas art pieces. We congratulate Chefs of The Oberoi Dubai and the teachers of Artezaar in making this such a successful event.”
Ms. Inga Rehbein, Head of Primary, German International School was thankful to The Oberoi Dubai for inviting the children to come and experience Christmas in a beautiful setting which is a memory the children will treasure for years to come.
“At Artezaar, we simply love empowering kids through art. We are grateful to the management of The Oberoi Dubai for partnering with us and we are excited to see the paintings come alive on the Tree of Joy,” remarked Ms Leena Kewlani, Co-Founder of Artezaar.
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous the world over with providing the right blend of service, luxury, and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-around excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades. A distinctive feature of the Group’s hotels is their highly motivated and well-trained staff that provides exceptionally attentive, personalized, and warm service.
The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining the paradigm of luxury and excellence in service amongst hotels around the world. The Oberoi, Dubai hotel is located in the business district of Downtown, Dubai and always strives to work together with the community to provide unique and local experiences. As a hotel they ensure strict safe & hygienic conditions. To know more about Oberoi Hotels and Resorts safety and hygiene conditions visit their website. To discover their upcoming festive offers click here.