The Chefs all across India create many unique and delicious food for all.
To celebrate and honor the very talented chefs and reward their culinary excellence, Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) organized Trade Test a culinary competition for the 19th edition of Chef Awards, at Institute of Bakery & Culinary Arts, Vikaspuri, Delhi and Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology.
Over 150 Chefs from all over India competed against each other in 11 different categories at this 4-day culinary competition.
The winners of the culinary competition will be awarded at the grand ceremony of Chef Awards 2022 on October 14th, 2022 at Hotel Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi.
The First day of culinary competition saw participation of chefs in 2 categories, i.e. Master Chef Baker, Master Chef International Confectionery.
The Second day of this competition saw participation of chefs in 4 categories, i.e. Master Chef International Cuisine, Chef of The Year, MasterChef Oriental Cuisine and Master Chef Indian Sweets.
The Third day of culinary competition saw participation of Chefs competing in 3 categories- Master Chef North Indian Cuisine, Master Chef South/East/West Cuisine and Master Chef Kebabs.
The fourth day of culinary competition saw participation of Chefs competing in 2 categories, Student Chef of the Year and Master Chef Fruit & Vegetable Carving.
Contestants showcased a series of culinary skills, celebrating the preparation and presentation of the food accouterments in attractive and pleasing forms.
The First day of competition was held at Institute of Bakery & Culinary Arts, Vikaspuri, on 8th October 2022. The rest three days of competition was organised at Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology from 10th to 12th of October 2022.
“We have been organizing the Annual Chef Awards since the last 19 years as a part of the celebrations of International Chef’s Day. Trade Test the culinary competition is an important aspect of our awards. All the renowned & WACS-certified chefs judge the competition very closely and choose the winner. We assure that it will be a valuable experience for all the Chefs and will maximize their potential and growth in the sector.”Chef Davinder Kumar, President, Indian Culinary Forum, says,
“It was a wonderful experience to receive overwhelming participation from the young and talented chefs. It was a sight to behold to see the exemplary display of culinary craftsmanship by the participating chefs. It was difficult for the jury to choose and award the talented chefs, as they displayed exceptional culinary skills. “Chef Dayashankar Sharma, the Chairperson of this year’s jury, says,
“The objective of Chef Awards is to offer fellow Chefs a professional platform to showcase, hone their culinary skills and raise the overall Indian Culinary Art at par with the international standards. The Trade Test was not merely a competition as chefs will be able to keep themselves updated with modern techniques and mechanisms that are used in kitchens across the world.Chef Vivek Saggar, General Secretary of Indian Culinary Forum, says,
The Indian Culinary Forum is an association of Indian professional cooks. It was founded in 1987 in New Delhi as an exclusive non-profit organisation dedicated entirely to the growth of India’s culinary art.
The goal of the Forum is to serve as a link, a forum, and an instrument for the enhancement and overall growth of the national chef community.
The World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) is a 110-nation fellowship of professional chefs’ organisations from throughout the world, representing nearly 9 million chefs.
The ICF’s many competitions, seminars, and events have an international culinary focus. The ICF’s broad objectives are as follows:
- To encourage and inspire junior chefs through training and competition
- To enhance international, the culinary prestige to India
- To encourage Indian nationals to consider a career within the hospitality industry
- To promote Indian Cuisine globally
- To help young chefs to hone culinary skills through training, workshops, and competition