India Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs
Bengaluru, June 22, 2018
Young Indian chefs showcase their culinary talents

The fourth edition of the annual national Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition was held at The Lalit Bangalore. Every year the competition has shown that the level of skills and talents of the young chefs has been increasing. This year was no different!

Under the green canopy of trees on the lawns, 14 young chefs (from The Ritz Carlton, ITC Gardenia, ITC Windsor, Novotel Ibis, Leela Palace, Conrad, Lalit Ashok, Shangri-La, 1Q1, The Park and Hotel Management students from the AIMS Institutions) pushed hard to create a memorable three course meal under the competition’s stringent rules.

A strong band of sponsors supported the contest: Le Cordon Bleu, First Agro, AIMS Institutions, Earthistic, Aquamarine Seafoods, Nandu’s Chicken and Gourmet Passport.

The chefs took to their stations and raced against the clock, overseen by an experienced panel of kitchen judges. Once done, their efforts were put to the test, literally, by a second panel of tasting judges.

Chefs Jean Michel Jasserand, Abhijit Saha, Manu Chandra, Nimish Bhatia, Vikas Seth, Vikram Udaygiri, Kasi Vishwanathan, Anthony Huang and Ms Jayashree Nandagopal (of Le Cordon Bleu) were joined by Chaîne gastronome Joe Thawilvejjakul, Member of the Conseil Magistral from Thailand.

With the deliberations of the judges concluded it came the time for the results to be declared. Cheers and applause rang out as Tenzin Thophel from The Ritz Carlton was declared the Winner, followed by Jasmine Kokal of ITC Gardenia and Viju Kumar of ITC Windsor, in Runner up and Third Place respectively.

Celebrations over, it is now time to get down to serious preparation for Chef Tenzin who will compete in Taiwan in September against national winners from Chaîne member countries worldwide.

“Bonne chance!” we say!

Ruma Singh
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