Ashutosh Verma is declared the IIHM Young Chef India School 2013.
The regional finals of the 2013 edition of the "IIHM Young Chef India Schools" Organised by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) and supported by Ministry of Tourism's Incredible India campaign was held on Friday, 5th of July.
The contest was started in 2011 for the very first time. This year saw 5,000 students from over 3,000 schools in north India battle it out over the stove for a shot at the grand finals to be held in London on September 17 this year.
A gruelling contest was held at IIHM in Badarpur, with Ashutosh Verma, from KR Mangalam School, Delhi, winning the trophy, and getting a berth at the London final, with the chance to win a Rs five lakh prize.
The panel of judges comprised Sanjay Kak, Group Corporate Chef at the Indi smart Group, Darren Conole, Executive Chef Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Sabyasachi Gorai, Executive Chef in Olive Bar and Kitchen and Micheal Koopman, General Manager Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon.
Verma presented before them his innovative takes on simple Indian dishes including a salad, pepper mutton curry, and paneer and egg paratha.