BANGALORE: Poultry and vegetarian products manufacturer and marketer Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd. created a unique platform for the young culinary talents of Bengaluru and professional Chefs. This platform formed a common ground both for budding chefs to understand industry expectations and professional chefs to identify young talents.
A first of its kind inter-college competition took place in the city on February 29th. This month-long competition commenced with an Intra College competition and had participation from Garden City College, PES institute of Hotel Management, Christ University, Institute of Hotel Management and M S Ramaiah College of Hotel Management. Two best talents were identified from each of these hotel management colleges in Bengaluru by eminent professional Chefs.
The top 2 talents from each college competed with each other in the inter-college competition. These top 10 finalists created their best, original and innovative 3 course meal in the final cook-off at the Golden Palms Hotel and Spa. The Real Good Young Chef, 2012 competition was judged by a panel of eminent Chefs like Chef Manu Chandra, Chef Vijay Malhotra, Chef Dipon Mukherjee and Chef Dipankar Khashnobish.
Sushil Sawant, Associate Vice President, Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd said, “It gives us immense pleasure to encourage young chefs of the country to make it big in the industry.
Chef Vijay Malhotra, of Hotel ITC Windsor, Bengaluru said, “The future of the industry relies on innovations that will truly delight foodies who are willing to experiment and such competition would drive creativity.”Chef Manu Chandra - Executive Chef, Olive Beach Bangalore and Olive Bar and Kitchen Mumbai said, “The competition is an impressive first step to bring quality competitions to aspiring chefs. Very often being part of such competitions can be an eye opener to students who have trained in restricted environs. I’m certain this contest will be the one to watch for in future.”
Chef Dipon Mukherjee - Regional Executive Chef at The Lemon Tree Hotels commented “From a single meal per month eaten in a restaurant a decade ago, the average urban Indian in the top eight metros is now consuming 7 - 8 meals a month in restaurants. This has led to the growth in F & B industry. This competition is a perfect platform for young and talented students to showcase their creativity.”
Godrej Nature’s Basket, a food chain awarded the winner with an internship that offers him the opportunity to experience, learn and gain exposure on the job that prepares him for a future in the industry.
The winner will be on board as a food consultant for this period during which he will meet our discerning consumers, work with our food aficionados and take up an interesting project.