Young Chef Olympiad sees chefs locked in culinary battle

The second edition of the ‘Young Chef Olympiad 2016’ saw student chefs from across the globe taking part in the first round of the culinary competition that was held in the City on Friday.

The olympiad, hosted by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), was kick-started on January 28 at Delhi with chefs from 25 countries taking part in the first round.

On Friday, chefs from 12 countries took part in the event held in the City and remaining 13 took part in the event at Mumbai.

The temperature rose by a couple of degrees as all the student chefs cooked up a storm and presented their culinary creations to the judges at the Royal Orchid Hotel on Old Airport Road.

Chefs from Malaysia, Australia, Nepal, Philippines, Mauritius, Mexico, Oman, Cambodia among others participated in the contest.

The student chefs were monitored by an esteemed panel of judges comprising Chef Surjan Singh Jolly, Chef Raymound Pardiwala, Chef Andreas Muller, Chef Sandip Narang, Chef Martin Kindleysides, Chef Zafar Ali and Chef Abhijit Saha.

Director of IIHM Bangalore, Shalini Charles, who was present said, “The event is a fabulous opportunity for all our students and will connect young chefs globally, bringing cultures and cuisines together. Hosting the 12 countries has been an exhilarating experience. Discovering new talent and dishes put together by young creative culinary minds from across the world has made this a fantastic day in culinary art on a global level today.”

Supported by the Ministry of Tourism, the event will go on till February 1, with finals to be held at Kolkata, followed by the award ceremony. A total of 50 top student-chefs from 50 countries will be fighting it out for the global grand title and a cash prize of $10,000.

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