For the first time, culinary competition becomes global. The first ever Young Chef Olympiad is being organized in India. Hosted by International Institute of Hotel Management, the Olympiad will run from January 26th to 31st in Kolkata, says a press release.

This mega event is being supported by and partnered with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

Undergraduate students from hospitality colleges of 15+ nations including USA, UK, Spain, France, Switzerland, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Germany will participate in this unique culinary event.

The international contestants will arrive in India on the Republic Day and showcase their culinary specials on the first three days. The winner, apart from all the learning and team bonding, will get a cheque of US $10,000 and sponsorship gifts.

There are also medals for the top three categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze.World-renowned chef, Culinary Arts expert and author, Professor David Foskett, will be chairing the Panel of Judges.
The opening ceremony will be held on 29th January at City Centre 1, Salt Lake City amid much fanfare. The finals would be among the eight of the best chefs selected by the judges.

The heats and Finals would be held at Indismart Hotel where the Young Chef contestants would be cooking some of the most exotic and delicious dishes from all over the world.
The Awards Night and Closing Ceremony is scheduled at Nalban Boating complex, Salt Lake City on January 31st.


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