Chef’s Press


The Sweet Truth

“Nouel is helping people understand the Filipino culture through pastry. He’s working to develop a macaron made entirely of pili nuts and palm sugar instead of almonds and white sugar. You’ll see classical French style in his techniques, but will notice distinctive Filipino integration of things like ube, Shamrock Otap, pinipig, macapuno and cassava.”

Valrhona C3 Competition

"The aspirants of each round will have almost six hours to make an original and creative recipe of a plated dessert and another one of molten chocolate with the theme “Madagascan Manjari Grand Cru”, using the dark chocolate of the Terroir Grand Cru range of Valrhona Manjari 64%."


A Chef In The Sky

"…if you happen to be in Abu Dhabi and are expecting a chance meeting with Abu Dhabi-based Chef Nouel Omamalin of Etihad Air, that’s a completely different story. He won’t be an easy person to catch. Why? As an in-flight chef of the flag-carrier airline, the grandeur of Nouel’s job can be literally captured by this expression: He dines in Paris, breakfasts in Milan and lunches in London."


The Cake Boss Abu Dhabi Edition

"Buddy Valastro, famous for his reality hit television series, Cake Boss, impressed hundreds of fans in Abu Dhabi when he took to the stage at the Emirates Palace on Saturday to share and illustrate cake-decorating tips."


Pinoy Chef’s Recipes For Success

"There are no short-cuts to success, says Filipino dessert chef Nouel Omamalin, whose quick climb up the corporate ladder he credits to hard work and the constant drive to learn new things."


HORECA Jordan’s 5th Edition

"More than 10,000 trade professionals are attending this essential hospitality and foodservice business event to discover the latest trends and watch the industry’s rising talents in action as they compete in a number of exciting competitions."

Dubai Meets Chef Nouel

"…I’d say it’s the talent and creativity shared over the years. By inspiring budding chefs to create new ideas and promote local flavors. Also, this unique job inherently bestows you the role of an U.A.E. ambassador as you spread more information about the U.A.E’s culture and lifestyle."