EverestBKCC (Everest Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge), a novel competitive event for budding & amateur/ home Chefs, was held in Dehradun city. More than 25 teams from 12 institutes based in the city and nearby cities participated in the culinary challenge at the School of Hospitality Management, IMS Unison University, Dehradun.
This challenge is part of 7 cities challenge across India namely Bengaluru, Surat, Kolhapur, Bhopal, Pune and Mumbai. Winners from all cities will be called for the mega finale in Mumbai.
Theme of the challenge is Flavours of India and the intent is to make Indian food popular across the globe.
The jury members were Chef Varinder Singh Rana, Chef Rajpal Rana and Chef Rahul Wali.
During the address Chef Varinder told attendees to be careful in mixing the ingredients while cooking. And Chef Rahul told the young aspiring chefs to use the ingredients in such a way that the flavor and aroma of ingredients will be there in the dish.
Chef Varinder also conducted the Master Class for students, amateur chef, housewives and home chefs on topic “Progressive Indian Cuisine” during the event. He shared his experience of making good recipes and use of ingredients in a way that helped to increase the taste of the dish and made it healthy to eat.
Chef Yogesh Utekar conducted a Master Class on “Art of Plating Food.”
The winner of EverestBKCC – Dehradun best team was Everest Rajma Masala, first runner-up and second runner-up are Everest Coriander Powder and Everest Mustard Powder.
Amateur / Home Chefs culinary competition was also held during the event wherein more than 50 participants were participated. The theme for their competition was Traditional and Forgotten Recipes. Winners are Everest Jaljira Powder Ms. Shraddha Wasan, Everest Chicken Masala Ms. Sunita Nirmohi and Everest Pani Puri Masala Ms. Reva Viz.
Ekta Bhargava, publisher of Better Kitchen said that EverestBKCC is preparing budding chefs for future challenges they are going to face in their career and it is the best way of providing them a platform to showcase their skills of creativity and use of ingredients in a proper way.
Ekta thanked the Deans, Principals and HoDs of participating colleges, sponsors, staff of IMS Unison University and students for making the challenge a great success.
The title sponsor of the challenge is Everest Spices. Other partners are Chefs Unlimited, Jaguar Advertising and Marketing Solutions and United Distributors.