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9 October 2023What’s on the Plate – Theme of Chef’s Connect 2023

Western India Culinary Association (WICA) is excited to announce the 10th edition of Chef’s Connect 2023. The theme for this year’s event is “What’s on the Plate”. Chefs Connect is a unique and highly anticipated culinary event that brings together some of the finest chefs, restaurateurs, culinary artisans, and food industry professionals. This event serves as a platform for culinary innovation, knowledge sharing, and networking in an immersive and engaging environment.

“WICA is committed to promoting culinary excellence and fostering collaboration within the food industry. Chef’s Connect aligns with this mission and promises to be an enriching experience for anyone passionate about food and culinary arts”, Chef Salil Fadnis, President WICA.

Key highlights of Chef’s Connect 2023 include

Inspiring Keynote Presentation from Dr. Chef Parvinder Bali, Corporate Chef Learning & Development, EIH Ltd - Oberoi Hotels And Resorts. Other eminent speakers include Chef Manjit Gill, President, IFCA, Chef Baranidharan P, Founder & CEO, Chef’s Imprint, Waterful and Chef Gunjan Goela.

Panel discussions will cover the topic – “Where’s all the Talent gone?” Key points of discussion will cover, Hospitality failing to attract and retain talent and cope with exponential growth, what the industry and academia need to do (individually and jointly) and are other fields more attractive? If yes, how? Moderator for this session Dominic CostaBir, Director, Hospitality Training Institute & Woosh Biz, Panelist - Chef Sudhakar Rao, Director, Culinary Academy Of India, Chef Seetharam Prasaad, Corporate Executive Chef - GRT Hotels & Resorts, Conrad D'souza, Principal, Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management and Chef Paul Noronha, Executive Chef - ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.

Chef’s Connect provides ample networking opportunities for attendees to connect with peers, potential collaborators, and mentors in the culinary industry.

Gourmet Tastings: Chef delegates can savor a wide array of delectable dishes and beverages prepared by talented chefs from our partner companies during the event.

Our Partners include, Presenting Partner – Morde, Associate Partners - Nestle India, Richs & Veeba, Supporting Partners - McCain Food India, Amul, Kikkoman India Pvt. Ltd, SnapitBread, Beverage Partners – Oxycool & Vinland Vineyards, Gift Partner - King Metal Works, Uniforms Partner - Chefs Unlimited, Media Partner - Better Kitchen.

This event is open to chefs, food industry professionals, restaurateurs and culinary artisans, culinary alike. To register for Chef’s Connect log on to