Everest Better Kitchen Culinary Challenge (EverestBKCC) a novel competitive event for budding and amateur/home chefs was held at the School of Hospitality Management,Auro University, Surat. The competition is part of the seven cities challenge with its mega finale at Mumbai in the last week of February 2020.
Theme of the Challenge is Flavours of India and the intent is to make Indian food popular across the globe.
To support the cause, Madhya Pradesh Tourism is associated with EverestBKCC as tourism partner.
24 teams from different institutions located at Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar participated in EverestBKCC Surat.
The jury members were Chef Tushar Malkani Celebrity Chef from Mumbai, Chef Sunil Gangwal, Executive Chef Marriott - Surat and Dolcee Bachkaniwala - top 6 contestant of MasterChef India season 2 and owner of Culinary Studio Surat.
During the address Chef Tushar told the students, participants, amateur and home chefs that ingredients are the same for all the participants but some will win while others will get enriched by the experience and absorb lessons to succeed in the future challenges. He asked participants to put their heart and soul into the preparation the dishes.
Chef Sunil told participants to invest hard work and acquire lessons and ideas to do better every time. He added: “the more you practice more you will benefit from ideas and innovations in the kitchen.
The winners of EverestBKCC Surat best team was Everest Chaat Masala, first runner-up team is Everest Tea Masala, second runner-up team is Everest Coriander powder. Participants were very innovative and prepared very tasty dishes. So good were the dishes that the jury decided to award special recognition to team Everest Egg Curry Masala.
Competition for amateur/home chefs was also held during the event and the theme was traditional and forgotten recipes. Winner in the category was Everest Dry Mango Powder (Ms. Rakhi Gupta.)
Ekta Bhargava, publisher of Better Kitchen said that EverestBKCC is preparing budding chefs for the tough 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 Dean, Registrar and HoDs of participating colleges, sponsors, staff of Auro University and students for making the challenge a great success.
The title sponsor of the challenge is Everest Spices. Other partners are Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Chefs Unlimited and United Distributors.