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Latest iNTERVIEW

March 2020, Issue"The 3T's of Appetite Stimulating Cooking - Texture, Temperature & Taste"

Chef Mangesh WazarkarExecutive Chef The Pride - Pune
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August 2019, Issue"Taste & Looks Add Value to The Dish"

Chef Altamsh PatelExecutive Chef The Park Mumbai
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Latest News

21 October 2020 Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore Has Altamsh Patel as its New Executive Chef

Chef Altamsh Patel joins Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore as the Executive Chef. Prior to joining Oakwood he was the Executive Chef of The Park, Mumbai.

Speaking on Chef Altamsh’s appointment, Wajeed Bagwan, General Manager, Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore said, “We are very pleased to welcome Chef Altamsh to the Oakwood family. His expertise in Pan-Asian cuisine will undoubtedly bring new culinary concepts into the mix and Bangalore will witness cuisines from unexplored parts of Asia."

Chef Altamsh brings with him close to a decade of culinary experience specializing in Progressive Asian cuisine. Currently, he’s also a Joint Secretary of Western Indian Culinary Association (WICA), Member of Young Chef’s Association of India (YCAI), Indian Federation of Culinary Association (IFCA), World Association of Chefs Society (WACS), and is a HALAL & HACCP certified chef.

An alumnus of Rizvi College of Hotel Management, Mumbai, Chef Altamsh started his career as a Management Trainee with the TajSATS under the brand Taj Group of Hotels in 2011. In a short time, he not only established himself as a critically acclaimed chef but also has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. He was awarded the Young Chef of The Year 2018 and Star Chef of India 2019 by Indian Federation of Culinary Association.

He has been actively involved in initiating diverse food fiestas around the globe, conducting various cookery shows and judging culinary competitions. He represented Culinary Team India at World Chefs Congress 2018, Malaysia.

15 June 2020 Chef Angad Singh Rana is the Winner of Quality NZ Culinary Cup 2020

Cricket legend and Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming announced Chef Angad Singh Rana as the winner of New Zealand's first 'Virtual' Chef competition – the 'Quality NZ Culinary Cup' held in India. Launched in response to the Covid19 outbreak to help keep chefs motivated and connected during a challenging time, the competition had more than 120 entries of which were shortlisted as finals. The panel of judges included the heads of the Culinary Association, Chef Davinder Kumar, Chef Salil Fadnis, Chef Jugesh Arora and Stephen Fleming himself.

Chef Angad Singh Rana grabbed the QualityNZ Culinary Cup 2020 along with INR 50,000 worth of QualityNZ lamb and seafood and a Weber BBQ valued at over INR 46,000.

Speaking on this winning occasion, Chef Angad Singh Rana said, "I am humbled and excited; competition like the QualityNZ Culinary Cup motivates me to keep my head down, work harder, imagine better and hope for a brighter future."

There were category winners as well:

QualityNZ Culinary Cup Seafood Challenge winner - Chef Angad Singh Rana

QualityNZ Culinary Cup Mutton/Lamb Challenge winner - Chef Vaibhav Bhargava

Stephen Fleming is the shareholder and ambassador of QualityNZ Imports, an Indian-based import company, along with two other well-known cricketers, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori. He believes that, in these extremely difficult times, everyone needs to support industries that are seriously affected by the Covid19 pandemic.

Stephen Fleming said, “We have been operating in India now for over 7 years and some of our customers and their own employees have been terribly affected by Covid19. With everyone being in lockdown, we wanted to think of a way to stay connected and give the community something positive to think about and be involved in. Who doesn’t enjoy cooking? Being in lockdown has allowed many people to have a go at cooking their own meals. I’ve been using a few of the Pure South lamb products and our Seafood to cook my own favourite recipes while being in lockdown here in NZ.”

The QualityNZ Culinary Cup 2020 is supported by the South India Chef's Association, the Indian Culinary Forum and the Western India Culinary Association.

Fleming was keen to point out that the aim of the exercise is to share the passion and skills of the Chefs with those of us who love to cook at home and make the videos available through our social media channels to all the ‘home’ Chefs across India who have an interest in cooking and new recipes and to show them some of the Chef’s secrets to producing some extra special meals.

QualityNZ CEO India and Emerging markets, Dr. Nitin Nagrale, said the interest in the competition has been incredible, “The places available in the competition were full within one day of the entries opening and we were oversubscribed. It has been fantastic, and we are thrilled that the Chefs have seized the opportunity to compete in the competition and be involved in something they are so passionate about.”

6 June 2020 New Zealand Product’s First Virtual Culinary Competition in India

Fleming Joins Culinary Chefs In Cook-Off

Cricketing legend and Chennai Super Kings Coach, Stephen Fleming is putting his support behind what is believed to be the first ‘Virtual’ Chef competition involving New Zealand products in India. Fleming, who along with Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori, is a shareholder and ambassador of the Indian based import company, QualityNZ Imports. He believes that in these extremely difficult times that everyone needs to be supporting each other & industries that are seriously affected by the Covid19 pandemic. “We’ve been operating in India now for over 7 years and some of our customers and their own employees have been terribly affected by Covid. With everyone being in lockdown, we wanted to think of a way to stay connected and give them something positive to think about and be involved in”. “Who doesn’t enjoy cooking?… and being in lockdown allows you to have a go at cooking your own meals. I’ve been using a few of the ‘Pure South’ lamb products and our seafood to cook my own favourite recipes while being in lockdown here in New Zealand”.

The competition requires the Chefs to prepare and cook two dishes from the QualityNZ range available here in India, in their own home kitchens and film the experience! Fleming was keen to point out that the aim of the exercise is to share the passion and skills the Chefs have with those of us who just love to cook at home…. “The aim is to make the videos available through our social media channels to all the ‘home’ Chefs across India who have an interest in cooking and to show them some of the Chef’s secrets to producing those extra special meals!”

QualityNZ CEO India and Emerging markets, Dr. Nitin Nagrale, said the interest in the competition had been incredible! “The places available in the competition were full within 1 day of the entries opening and we were well oversubscribed. It has been fantastic, and we are thrilled the Chefs have appreciated the opportunity to compete in the competition and be involved in something they are so passionate about! “

The 2020 QualityNZ Culinary Cup is supported by the ‘South Indian Culinary Association’, the ‘Indian Culinary Forum’, and the ‘Western India Culinary Association’. Because of Covid restrictions, the competition is only being run in NCR, Bangalore, and Mumbai and was limited to the first 60 online applications.

The competition will be judged by the Culinary Association heads, Chef Davinder Kumar, Chef Salil Fadnis, and Chef Jugesh Arora, and Stephen Fleming himself will also play a role in the judging. Those who make the final will also need to rally up their social media contacts because 50% of the judging score will be done via ‘likes’ on the videos that are posted on the QualityNZ You Tube channel. Dr Nitin Nagrale explained….“we felt that because this competition was being designed to encourage ‘home Chefs’ across India, that they should also get a chance to vote for their favourite recipe and video, and help determine the overall winner”.

The 120 x Chef videos entered in the 2020 QualityNZ Culinary Cup videos will be posted to the QualityNZ You tube channel on the 08 of June and voting will close on the 15 June, 2020. The winner will receive the 2020 QualityNZ Culinary Cup, 50,000 rupees worth of QualityNZ lamb and seafood, and a Weber BBQ valued at over 46,000 rupees.

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Editor's desk

Ekta Bhargava(Managing Editor)

Dear Readers,

Greetings,

The year 2020 opened for us at Better Kitchen with the excitement of concluding a series of culinary challenges across seven major cities of India. The competitive events are pictorially covered in this issue along with the heartwarming media response the events got. For me and my enthusiastic team it yielded a range of precious experiences and the budding student chefs, who participated in the events and were judged by culinary world’s legendary chefs, got the opportunity of their lives to showcase their enterprise and originality in conjuring up novel, off beat recipes with conventional Indian ingredients.

We also have a good reason to celebrate another achievement. We are now keeping our readers' interest alive with a series of live interactions with celebrity chefs online and a weekly recipe contest for cooking enthusiasts.

This issue carries the good news about the MoU signed between FIFI and NEEA to strengthen and facilitate the growth of food business, food processing, ingredient sourcing and market knowledge. It is a giant step forward for the food industry.

We have in the contents of this issue an interesting interview of Chef Mangesh Wazarkar whose recipe for Saoji Chicken is irresistible. He has shared the recipe and the story of his successful journey as a distinguished chef.

The humble jackfruit is also featured in this issue for the many health benefits it has as a super food and a cure for illnesses.

Celebrated chef Ranveer Brar becomes Barilla’s partner and the result is a brand new world of tasty pasta for lovers of pasta.

I hope to catch up with our readers soon... Summer will soon make way for the monsoon and the days when you will be sipping hot chai and biting into crispy snacks.

Happy reading.

Ekta Bhargava
Managing Editor

Weekly Recipe Contest Starting Every Sunday18 October 2020 - 24 October 2020

Better Kitchen has started a weekly recipe contest on WhatsApp Group - Better Kitchen Cooking Ke Fans. There are more than 225 plus home chefs and few chefs are members over there. The recipes contest is open only for the group 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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Thunderous Ovation For EverestBKCC Season 27 Cities, 200+ Teams in a tough culinary competition yielded Winners

5 March 2020

Everest Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge (EverestBKCC) challenge has successfully completed the journey in seven cities namely Bengaluru, Dehradun, Surat, Kolhapur, Bhopal, Pune and Mumbai in its season 2. EverestBKCC got thunderous ovation for its last destination in Mumbai.

Theme of the Challenge for budding chefs was Flavours of India and for amateur/home chefs it was Traditional & Forgotten Recipes. The common intention of the multi city event is to make Indian food popular across the globe and create awareness about its health benefits.

We had done Master Cooking Class for cooking lovers by celebrity chef in couple of cities as well.

Hospitality students are the future chefs of the world. The main purpose of conducting culinary challenge for hospitality students are to prepare students for future challenges they will face after completing studies and encourage them to be more innovative and creative in their skills of culinary arts.

Amateur /Home Chefs challenge for traditional and forgotten recipes objective is to bring the recipes from home kitchen to limelight and aware the people about the richness of our food from ages.

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