Celebrating Republic Day – the foodie way!

It’s lights, camera, action time in office – we are celebrating Republic way with a bunch of zealous and upcoming chefs from five major catering colleges across Mumbai, who are participating in a fun cookery competition called “Sanjeev Kapoor’s Cook Studio.” The entire event is also being covered by my channel FoodFood for telecast on TV with Chef Anupa Das hosting it.

The colleges include-
• Anjuman-I-Islam I.H.M.C.T
• Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition
• Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Hospitality Management
• Atharva College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
• Padmashri Dr. D.Y. Patil University’s Department of Hospitality & Tourism Studies

Excitement, thrills and energy is what I felt by the response we already got. Some knick-knacks about the event are as follows-

Each college has a team of two chefs, neatly dressed in their uniforms ready to take on the challenge.

Every team is allocated with a “Buddy” who is an internal member from our own team of chefs. The buddy is supposed to help the team go ahead in their challenge by involving in some minute things like cutting, chopping, etc. but not the main ideation.

About the cooking challenge – each team will have to prepare two dishes in 90 minutes with the mystery ingredients that are given to them. Besides this, they were given a chance to go to the pantry section and pick up the common ingredients made available as per the requirements in the first 20 minutes only.

The cooking theme is Indian and can have vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes.

The dishes need to be presented at the end of the 90 minutes to Chef Sadiq Khan from the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, who is here to judge the competition.

Wish everyone all the best!

Just a quick update at the moment, I’m posting some pictures of the same – so do check out today’s event pictures on Facebook! The winners and more on the event will follow soon.

Long live the love for food!

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

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