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Jan, 27 2015

IIHM to host world young chef Olympiad in Kolkata

The competition will be based on theme-based cooking. The countries will be divided in teams, which will cook different dishes for the judges. Pressure test will be an integral part of the competition as well as strict hygiene will be key.

International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) is hosting young chef Olympiad in Kolkata from 26th January to 31st January 2015.

The first of its king chef Olympiad is supported and partnered with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Undergraduate students from over 15 nations including USA, UK, Spain, France, Switzerland, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Germany areparticipating in this unique culinary event.

The contestant will showcase their culinary specials on the first three days and the winner will be awarded a cheque of US $10,000, apart from all the learning and sponsorship gifts.

The first three champions will also be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Professor David Foskett, World-renowned chef, Culinary Arts expert and author, will be chairing the Panel of Judges. Along with him on the panel, will be renowned Chef Brain Cleere, Director of  Culinary Development at Hyatt International, South West Asia; Chef Eric Neo, Vice President, Singapore Chef Association; Chef Kunal Kapur, Chef Robert Boggio, Celebrity Italian Chef, Karen Anand, renowned international food writer and critic; and Chef Shaun Kenworthy, Celebrity chef, restaurateur and consultant.

The opening ceremony will be held on 29th January at City Centre 1, Salt Lake City. The finals would be among the "Super 8" or eight of the best chefs selected by the judges. The heats and Finals would be held at Indismart Hotel where the Young Chef contestants would be cooking some of the most exotic and delicious dishes from all over the world.

The Awards Night and Closing Ceremony is scheduled at Nalban Boating complex, Salt Lake City on January 31st 2015.

Meanwhile, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India, is expected to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

The competition will be based on theme-based cooking. The countries will be divided in teams, which will cook different dishes for the judges. Pressure test will be an integral part of the competition as well as strict hygiene will be key.

Dr Lalit K. Panwar, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism said, "I am happy to note that International Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi with the support of Ministry of Tourism is organizing the first ever Young Chef Olympiad on 29 - 30th January 2015 at Kolkata. I am also happy to note that this event will bring talent from over 40 countries across the globe.

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