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Culinary Arts Commission

Culinary Arts Commission

The Culinary Arts Commission aspires to create world-class cultural culinary experiences in Saudi Arabia, regionally & globally.

The Culinary Arts Commission is establishing a national strategy that promotes and celebrates the heritage behind the Saudi Culinary on a national and international scale. To achieve this objective, a culinary training will be conducted for the next generation of Saudi chefs through defining accreditation criteria for culinary institutes and expanding the educational offerings. The commission streamlines regulation and licensing processes and procedures to document and popularize recipes from across Saudi Arabia as well as protecting the associated intellectual property rights. In addition, it supports financial investment efforts in this vibrant sector to maximize the economic impact and works with stakeholders to advance a sense of authentic innovation in the Saudi food and beverage space.




Mayada Badr has a rich experience in culinary arts and has previously served as the Creative Executive Chef at the Black Cardamom Restaurants. She has a bachelor’s degree in Design and Management from Parsons School of Design, in New York and a Grand Diploma in Pastry & Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.

The Culinary Arts Commission aims to regulate and enhance the culinary art space with the support of key stakeholders. It holds an independent supervisory role in this vital cultural sub-sector to ensure the maximum efficiency in achieving the overarching missions incorporated in Saud Vision 2030.