A great learning opportunity for Young Chefs and Culinary Students
National Young Chefs Convention was planned and organized by Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) on the 29th& 30th August 2016, at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi. The purpose of the Convention was mainly to educate the young chefs and also provide them an opportunity to hear National and International level Chefs of high repute speaking on essential culinary topics and also to meet them to interact and learn from them the nuances in the profession. The event thus focused on providing an opportunity for enabling transformational change in the professional lives of Young chefs including the culinary students. The event was also the first one happening after the launch of the National Young Chefs Association, in December 2015.
1st National Young Chefs Convention received an overwhelming response with more than 430 young chefs taking part as delegates in the 2-day event. The delegates also included culinary students who were either studying or who had just finished their Courses.
Delegates who totally numbered as 430 young Chefs participated from across different parts of the country giving the event a National colour. Matching with the delegate participation which was a grandeur, the program for the 2 days provided great education to the young chefs and the culinary students who took time to reach Delhi and spend their valuable time for a purpose which would have a say in their careers with an aim to achieve long-term goals that they had set for themselves.
IFCA Presidium officials led by Dr. Chef Soundararajan and the Executive Officer, Mr. Prabu of IFCA led the entire team of volunteers – Faculty members, students and service providers of HMCT actively participated and supported the event, there was a good Student participation in the event from the department as delegates registered for the event.
The other IFCA Presidium members – President of IFCA – Chef Manjit Singh Gill; Vice President – Chef Vijaya Bhaskaran and Chef Saby of National Young Chefs Association and Chef Manisha Bhasin, National Women Chefs Forum were present all through to guide and also support the organization of the event.
The highly interest-generating-two-day event had several programs which helped the young chefs to learn in regard to Professional expertise, attitude, values in culinary, economics, ethics, etiquettes and several more. Speeches, discussions, demonstrations, panel discussions, Skype interviews, Question & Answer Sessions, etc. made the Convention a highly valuable event.
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