Benazir Hussain from Chennai wins the 2016 Challenge
November 21 2016, Chandigarh, India: To emphasize Hyatt’s focus on its rich culinary heritage, Hyatt Hotels in India hosted the third season of the ‘Hyatt Culinary Challenge-people cooking for people’ last month across select locations in India where Hyatt hotels are present.
The preliminary rounds of the season 2016 season were started off across Hyatt Hotels in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune and Raipur. The preliminary rounds were a runaway success with senior representatives from the corporate world coming together with enthusiastic young partners from the SMILE Foundation, Nirdosh and El Shaddai NGO to create culinary masterpieces.
Speaking on the occasion, Harleen Mehta, VP, Sales Operations, Hyatt South Asia said, “The Hyatt Culinary Challenge was conceptualized three years ago to encourage corporates to explore their passion outside the boardroom and make a difference to the community while doing so. We are delighted with the overwhelming response over the years – this also reinstates our purpose of caring for people so that they can be their best in everything they do. Our winner in 2016 will win an all-expense paid holiday to Andaz Tokyo and the runner-up will win a stay at the soon to open Andaz Delhi”
Mr Puneet Baijal – General Manager at Hyatt Regency Chandigarh said – “We are delighted to host the Grand Finale of the third edition of Culinary Challenge and look forward to fostering connections and creating energizing experiences for all our participants and friends.”
The list of city specific winners and recipe names are listed below.
Anushree Kulkarni - Chopda Vatana & Dhebra Magidal with Lasan Chutney
Ayan Dutta - Around The World In 90 Minutes
Chung Kwang Tien - Stuffed Green Pepper
Susan Jude - Ghee Rice , Fish Gravy & Prawn Patties
Benazir Hussain - Mutton Biryani
Vidhya Vernekar - Goan Prawn Curry
Hitesh Arora - Grilled Lamb Chops With Red Wine Pomegranate Sauce ,Seared Scallops ,Pea Puree With Mashed Potato
Puja Madaan - Cajun Spiced Lamb/ Chicken Served With Quinoa & Pasta
Sarah Sandhu - Salad Sarafina
Ambika Philip - Hyderabadi “Lookh Me, Hyderabadi Pardah Murgh,Shahi Missu,The Hyderabadi Affair
Siwei Li - Chicken Ballotine With Coriander Pesto Mushroom Stuffing, Served With Ratatouille Gratin
Sonakshi Golecha - Noodles Ki Sabji, Sweet Heart Paratha,Exotic Triffle Pudding, Kesar Lemonade
Sofi Zahoor - Rogan Josh And Mutton Yakhini Along With Few Rustic Condiments and Kashmiri Kehwa
The judges’ panel at the Grand Finale at Hyatt Regency Chandigarh will have –
•Marryam H. Reshii- Food critic and Independent writer.
•Rocky Mohan- Chairman at Mohan Goldwater Breweries Ltd., Liquor baron, Founder of the eateries chain ‘Zila Kebabpur’, Columnist and Author of cookbooks.
•Kurt Straub- VP Operations, Hyatt India.
GRAND FINALE PRIZE
The grand finale winner will enjoy an all-expense paid trip with return airfare in Business Class for two adults and a stay at the stunning Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills and the runner up wins a stay at the soon to be opened Andaz Delhi – the first one in India.
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