The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), a non-profit trade association that represents U.S. poultry and egg exporters, announces that Chef Uwe Micheel, president of the Emirates Culinary Guild and director of kitchens at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai, will conduct a culinary demonstration featuring U.S. poultry and egg products on February 25 during the upcoming Gulfood show in Dubai. The demonstration will be in the USA Pavilion in Sheikh Saeed Hall, booth S-B50 (Grove Services), and over a two-hour period, Micheel will be preparing five dishes using U.S. turkey and chicken. Gulfood is one of the largest food and hospitality trade shows in the world, boasting more than 4,200 exhibitors and almost 78,000 visitors in 2013.

"Gulfood has grown exponentially over its 27-year history, and the Middle East is an important region for U.S. poultry and egg exports," said USAPEEC President Jim Sumner. "Partnering with Chef Uwe Micheel in featuring the nutritional value and versatility of our products at the show will help increase awareness among importers and visitors, and ultimately, exports of U.S poultry products."

"The U.S. poultry and eggs industry has earned worldwide reputation for producing high-quality, nutritious, and wholesome products," said Micheel. "I look forward to demonstrating their versatility at the Gulfood show."

16 Member Exhibitors

Through its presence at the show, USAPEEC will support its 16 exhibiting member companies, which includes some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S., along with trading companies and others. The number of USAPEEC's members who have been exhibiting at the show has grown over the past few years, illustrating the show's regional and international reach of buyers.

In 2007, the number of USAPEEC members exhibiting was eight, increasing in 2013 to 13, and in 2014 to 16.

Exhibitors include AJC International, American Egg Board, Crider Foods, Grove Services, Globex International, Interra International, Intervision Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Lamex Foods, Marcus Foods, Michael Foods, Mirasco, Perdue, PMI Foods, PS International, and R.J. Adams.

USAPEEC and its members are located in the USA Pavilion in Sheikh Saeed Hall.