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Latest iNTERVIEW

June 2022, Issue"Chef's Soul Lives in the Kitchen"

Jeewan SinghExecutive Chef Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, Bhopal
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April 2022, Issue"Food Must be Treated with Utmost Love and Respect"

Anup GuptaExecutive Chef Taj Lakefront, Bhopal
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Latest News

28 December 2022 Better Kitchen signed an Agreement with IHM-Lucknow to start Incubation Centre

Better Kitchen has signed an agreement with Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition – Lucknow (IHM, Lucknow) to start an incubation centre in IHM, Lucknow to promote budding entrepreneurship in young enterprising hospitality students and alumni of the institute.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Manoj Kumar Dash, Principal on behalf of IHM, Lucknow and Ekkta Bhargeva, Publisher on behalf of Better Kitchen.

Today’s generation having seen entrepreneurial success in the food and catering industry Better Kitchen will not only provide platform and right guidance through mentoring and other advisory services, but also generate substantial interest as well as build the next big idea (or ideas) thereby creating a whole self-sustaining eco system for the institute thereby creating entrepreneurs/ Restaurateurs and not employees.

After signing the agreement Ekkta Bhargeva said, students are very creative and some of their ideas are excellent. If proper guidance and mentoring is given to them their ideas will be unicorn in the coming days. Through this program Better Kitchen will provide knowledge to students to think like entrepreneurs and know how to present their ideas to the investors. We will analyze students’ ideas and take it to the next level to investors so that students can start working on their ideas while studying and by the time they will be passed out from the Institute they will have a running business and instead of looking for a job they will provide jobs to others.

Dr. Dash says, students will benefit in several ways for their overall development during the study through this incubation centre. At any stage of their idea, they will get guidance and mentoring from the professionals in the fields through this incubation centre.

8 October 2022 EverestBKCC Season 4 has a Great Start from Bhopal

Everest Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge (EverestBKCC) Season 4 has got off to a great start from Bhopal. EverestBKCC is India’s largest and most thrilling culinary challenge for final year hospitality students. EverestBKCC is a culinary challenge with a distinctive difference. It not only offers a unique platform for budding chefs to exhibit their talent but also provides an ideal springboard to launch their future a great opportunity.

The theme of the challenge is 'Flavors of India'. It aims to create awareness about regional cuisines and to popularize Indian food using Indian spices across the world. The Culinary Challenge was organized at Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhopal. Season 4 will now be held in 14 more cities across India namely Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Kottayam, Chennai, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Chandigarh, NCR –Noida, Pune, Mumbai, Vadodara, Jaipur, Goa and Nagpur. Winners from all cities will be invited for the Grand Finale in Mumbai on February 17-18, 2023.

The event is supported by Incredible India - Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Worldchefs; Indian Culinary Forum; Western Chefs’ Association (WICA); Chef Association of Garhwal (CAG); Gujarat Culinary Association (GCA); Culinary Forum of Goa, and Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF).

A.K. Singh, Principal, IHM-Bhopal expressed his views that the need for skilled manpower is increasing in the culinary industry in spite of technology development and automation. EverestBKCC is an excellent platform for students to showcase their culinary skills, learn new trends and overcome their weaknesses.

The jury for Bhopal comprised of Siddharth Birendra(Corporate Chef Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation), Anoop Gupta, (Executive Chef - Taj Lakefront), Amol Patil (Executive Chef – Courtyard by Marriott) and Chef Jeevan Singh, (Executive Chef - Jahan Numa Palace). The jury appreciated the use of ingredients, innovation and presentation by the participating students. They urged the students to take part in the culinary challenges and update their skills.

Ekta Bhargava, Publisher of Better Kitchen, shared that the objective of this event is to prepare students for the challenges of their future and to popularize Indian regional food using local ingredients in the form of global cuisine. This challenge provides them a platform to showcase their creativity skills and utilize the ingredients in a proper way.

The national winner of this competition will get a scholarship of USD 5750/- under USA J1 Chef Exchange Visitor Program while first and second runner-up will get the scholarship worth USD 1000/- and USD750/- respectively along with a year intern placement in USA by EverestBKCC’s International Placement & Study Abroad Partner Wisdom Career Education, she added.

Winners of EverestBKCC – Best Team from Bhopal was Everest Royal Garam Masala (Saurabh Sahu and Khushboo Srivastava students of IHM - Bhopal), 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up were Everest Tikhalal Chilli Powder(Students of SIHM Indore Arth Mohdikar and Shalini Raj Soni) and Everest Meat Masala (Jagran Lake City University students Samad Ali and Ayush Sharma) respectively.

The title sponsor of the multiple city challenge is Everest Spices. Other partners are Wisdom Career Education, Chefs Unlimited, Cornado, and Bio Nutrients.

16 September 2022 Sattvik Council of India Signs MoU With IHM - Bhopal

A MoU was signed between Sattvik Council of India and Institute of Hotel Management, Bhopal to open

“Sattvik Market Friendly Incubators”. Under this MoU, students can pursue various training courses such as Sattvik Internal & Lead Auditor and Consciousness program. MoU has signed in presence of Abhishek Biswas, Founder, SCI and Prof. (Dr.) Anand Kumar Singh Principal of IHM, Bhopal.

The two bodies have grown from strength to strength for the benefit of the student community, especially for those who wish to pursue their degree in vegetarian specialty now they will also secure a good job in the same. There is constant endeavor to improve academic administration and curriculum upgradation through involvement of subject-matter specialists from both bodies.

Additionally, a series of seminars was conducted too on ‘Sattva’ The Ultimate Pure: Applications of Sattvik Certifications’. Abhishek Biswas was the keynote speaker of the seminar. He said, “SCI always envisioned about transforming certification into education and training from the starting, it’s a huge remarkable day in the history for both of the organizations as we open our gateway to Sattvik Market Friendly Incubators, with IHM, Bhopal.

Pratishtha Awasthi, National Head, Purva Sharma, International Head and Anshi Bansal, Training Head presented the Sattvik Certifications session in their respective domain.

Prof. Singh says, “this was an important step that was needed as vegetarians have to take a step back from the bigger businesses in the world, and it is a drawback. Even though I respect all food choices, we cannot disregard courses in vegetarian management or auditor. We are facing a huge unemployability after pandemic it has increased, now the students will able to earn a dispensable income after the competition of the course. There is still a lot to achieve yet.”

Vote of thanks was given by Chef Dr. Kumar Satyam.

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Editor's desk

Ekta Bhargava(Managing Editor)

Dear Readers,

A warm welcome to the latest edition of Better Kitchen.

You can never go wrong with your culinary instincts. Amazing words and so true! After having associated with the hospitality industry for years, I can vouch for the connection between the sensory impulses and the final product carved with the collective elements of vision, the struggle to give it a reality, and the concluding aftermath-super satiating and close-to-heart. Is this what they call the great effort?

Whatever the terminology, the emotion involved here is unparalleled. Better Kitchens recorded the same fervor, the excitement, the racing of anticipated moments in the Culinary Challenge-Season 3 organized in ten cities. Needless to add, the response to the event was stupendous which saw enviable participation by colleges and students across the concerned cities. It may be safe to say that culinary Season 3 created history in terms of participation of the entities.

The idea was to promote Indian culinary arts including the food in order to prepare the students for the future. With a view to encourage the aspiring culinary fraternity, the national winner was awarded a scholarship worth of USD 5750/-under Chef Scholarship's Exchange Visitor Program (USA J1). That said Better Kitchen's journey towards new realizations refuses to abate.

In other words, we intend to make it bigger than ever and consequently have planned to hold season 4 of the event in 15 cities which speaks for itself.

The current issue covers the interview of Chef Jeevan Singh where he speaks candidly about his culinary journey and shares his experiences on the way. Other than that the issue includes the regular features like news, a homemaker interview, profile, and the usual.

I pen up with the hope that you enjoy this voyage with us and share your valuable feedback at the end of the journey.

Happy reading.

Ekta Bhargava
Managing Editor

Weekly Recipe Contest Starting Every Sunday1 January 2023 - 7 January 2023

Better Kitchen has started a weekly recipe contest on WhatsApp Group - Gourmet Delight with Better Kitchen. The members are home chefs and professional chefs. The recipes contest is open only for the group home chef members. The winning and chefs choice recipes are featured in Better Kitchen website. Five times Winner will get a chance to meet celebrity chef and interact with him/her about the recipe.

The celebrity chef will modify the recipe and give a new twist in the recipe. The modified recipe will also be featured in the Better Kitchen website as well as magazine.

Interested in joining the group? Send an email with your name, email ID, mobile number and city to events@betterkitchen.in

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EverestBKCC Season – 415 Cities, 7500+ Teams in a tough culinary competition yielded Winners

11 December 2022

Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge (BKCC) is India’s largest and most trilling culinary challenge for final year of hospitality students. BKCC is a culinary challenge with a distinctive difference. It not only offers a unique platform for budding chefs to exhibit their talent, and an ideal springboard to launch their future but also provides a great opportunity to showcase brands to target the exclusive audience across India.

Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge Season 4 has begun its exciting competition journey from Bhopal and has completed the journey so far in 9 cities. We will be visiting 6 more cities before the national finale on 17-18 February, 2023 at Mumbai.

Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge Season 4 is supported by Incredible India – Ministry of Tourism, GoI; Worldchefs; Indian Culinary Forum; Western Chefs Association (WICA); Gujarat Culinary Association; Culinary Forum of Goa; Chefs Association of Five Rivers; Chef Association of Garhwal and Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum.

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