Home chefs bag honours in cooking competition

Home chefs bag honours in cooking competition

Out of 250 participants, seven home chefs made it to the finals

On Thursday at The Cooking Studio, the seven finalised flexed their culinary muscles to impress the judges and take home the first prize. 

The competition was judged by Masterchef and runner-up Shazia Khan, Executive Chef of Taj Vivanta Chef Selvaraju, Chef Abhijit Saha, Founding Director and Chef, Avant Garge Hospitality, and Dinesh Garg, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, TTK Prestige Ltd. 

After an intense 90-minute round of cooking one savoury and one dessert using the Prestige equipment, TTK Prestige announced Bijesh K V as Bengaluru’s best home chef 2019.

The IT sales executive also won a voucher of TTK Prestige products worth Rs 50,000. 

Fahima Zahid, a homemaker, and Manas Ranjan Raut, ex-Airforce Junior Warrant Officer and fitness trainer, won TTK Prestige products worth Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 as first and second runner up, respectively. 

The winning dish prepared by Bijesh was Spiced Kiwi Rice, Orange Chicken with a dash of honey and Choco Orange Mug Cake with an Indian spice twist. Fahima prepared Chicken Changezi and Coconut Pana Cotta with Mango Coulis.

Manas cooked Paneer Spinach Mozerella Crispy Ball and Caramel Carrot Halwa Truffles. 

Celebrating his win, Bijesh said, “This has been the most phenomenal learning experience for me. I have always been passionate about food and I am so pleased that my dishes were well appreciated.’’

Chef Shazia Khan said, “I was very impressed by the quality of dishes prepared by the participants. I was particularly struck with how Bengalureans have begun to experiment with different cuisines and embrace different kinds of food. It was a difficult choice as all the finalists were accomplished cooks, but our winners displayed risk, great technique and skill in their cooking, which ultimately enabled them to stand out from the others.”