Across India, there is no dearth of fantastic cuisine to try out. From North India to South India, the cuisine varies in flavor and texture and opens up brand new worlds to those that enjoy a good meal. Of course, a dish is only as good as the person that prepares it. Given that Goa is also a foodie’s paradise, it’s no wonder that so many chefs have visited our tiny state to hone their craft. Keeping all this in mind, chefs from across the country will gather in Goa for the prestigious annual Indian Chef Awards 2018.
The annual Indian Chef Awards at VMSIIHE
The event takes place in Goa at the V.M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education in Raia, South Goa. VMSIIHE is known to be one of India’s premier hospitality education institutes and is proud to host this event on campus.
A regional selection process was followed wherein chefs from cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Delhi / NCR, and Ahmedabad prepared dishes that will be judged. Now, all will descend on Goa where the grand finale will be held on the 25th of October, followed by the Indian Chef Awards 2018 ceremony on the 27th of October. All the participating chefs will compete against the best in the industry and are to be judged on several criteria.
A place where talent can be recognized
The Indian Chef Awards are a wonderful platform for aspiring chefs to make their mark in the culinary world. They help in talent recognition, talent reward and talent retention within the industry.
Some of the culinary world’s most famous personalities are flying to Goa for the event. Mentored by Celebrity Chef, Hemant Oberoi, this awards event promises to be big. Chef Oberoi has had the distinction of having curated meals for visiting dignitaries and celebrities such as former American Presidents Clinton and Obama, the Bachchans, Hollywood movie star Tom Cruise and others. He has spent four decades of his professional life in the industry and has risen to the highest ranks of the culinary world.
Participants in this great Indian cook-off will be judged by a panel of some of the most renowned chefs in the country. Besides Chef Hemant Oberoi, these include Chef Urbano Do Rego, Chef Vineet Manocha, Chef Sunil Soni, among many others.
The winner of the Chef of the Year award will receive a cash prize of INR 2,00,000/-; the Team Event winner will receive INR 1,00,000/- and the Individual Category winners will receive INR 50,000/- each.
“It is a proud moment for the students, faculty, and staff of VMSIIHE to host the award ceremony of the Indian Chef Awards 2018 and leading chefs from the culinary world to our institute in Goa. At VMSIIHE we offer world-class hospitality education. “We believe hosting this event and experiencing a culinary event of this scale will benefit our students greatly,” said Prof. Irfan Mirza, Director, and Principal, VMSIIHE.