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ZADK culinary academy is changing Saudi food culture one future chef at a time

ZADK Saudi Culinary Arts Academy is a one of the entities leading the change in Saudi Arabia’s thriving dining and food scene. ZADK is a non-profit and independent Saudi company dedicated to transforming the Saudi Arabian food sector on a mission to build a top-quality, best-in-class culinary academy that serves as a platform for social change, supports Saudization efforts, and contributes to eradicating unemployment.

Saudi Arabia to add 320,000 new hotel rooms by 2030

Saudi Arabia will add 320,000 new hotel rooms by 2030 if the country’s tourism plans progress as planned. In a recent interview, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the Minister of Tourism, emphasized the significant growth witnessed in the sector, citing the Kingdom’s 106 million domestic and international tourists by the end of 2023.


Saudi culinary school trains chefs amid tourism boosts

Young women and men are training at the ZADK Academy, which is said to be Saudi Arabia’s first culinary institution, with the aim of finding employment in the country’s growing tourism sector. Vanesse Chan has the details.


Zaidoon Pop-up Concept  

Zaidoon represents a Saudi pop-up concept in collaboration with Kempinski Al Othman Hotel. Our initiative aims to showcase the graduation dishes of our graduates, featuring authentic traditional Saudi cuisine, thoughtfully innovated, and presented using modern culinary techniques. 

Woman of the Year Award 

ZADK Academy extends its acknowledgment to Mrs. Rania Moualla, Chairman of its Board, for her recent award as the philanthropic leader of the Year. This honor was awarded at the KSA Women’s Achievements Awards 2024, hosted by Arabian Business Magazine in Riyadh. The event gathered leading female leaders and catalysts for change from across the Kingdom.