College of Hospitality Administration, Jaipur organized the 5th edition of Interschool Chef competition Cuisine Crafts Champions ‘19 on February 2, 2019 at the college campus. A total of 17 teams from schools from all over the city participated in the competition. These schools include American International School, Bright Future Sr. Sec. School, Children’s Academy, Mahapragya International School, M N Modern Public Sr. Sec. School, New Bright Future Public School, N K Public School, Oxford International Public School, Ryan International School, Sand Dunes Academy, SBIOA Public School, St. Soldier Public School, St. Wilfred’s Sr. Sec. School, Subodh Public School, Sharda Vidya Mandir, and S J Public School.
A series of workshops had been conducted in last four months in each school. These workshops were taken by profession chefs. Students selected during the workshops became a part of the finale which was held today.
The theme of the competition was “The Grand Trunk Road”. The theme focused cities and states connecting through the GT Road. Each team consisted of six students. The team was given a task to prepare a three-course meal which included a starter, a main course and a dessert. This was supposed to be made in a two-hour time frame.
The three winners of the competition St. Soldier Public school (1st), SJ Public School (2nd) and Subodh Public School (3rd) were given a prize money of Rs. 30,000, 20,000 and 15,000 respectively. The Chief Guest for the day was Lalit K. Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan ILD Skills University (RISU), who motivated the students and showcased a light on the budding Hospitality Industry. The Special Guest for the day was Devendra Sharma, Registrar, RISU. The competition was judged by the panel of some renowned chefs of the city, namely, Chef Jatinder Dhaliwal, Executive Chef, Le Meridien; Chef Ganesh Teli, Executive Sous Chef from JW Marriott; Executive Chef Shailesh Verma from The Lalit Group of Hotels; Chef Diviya Shekhawat, Choco Cheri.
“It has been a great pleasure to see all the young budding hoteliers work hard. The workshops spread over the course of 4 months saw immense enthusiasm in the schools and students who were always willing to learn something new,” said Anand Yadav, Director, CHA, while speaking to the participants.
Further talking about Hospitality and Cooking, he said, “These are life skills, every student needs to learn to cook and be independent. At a chef competition, confidence is the main ingredient; it’s the best way to bring out the best in students.”