Culinary Art India, a four-day culinary competition featuring more than 500 chefs displaying their culinary prowess, has commenced in New Delhi, making it India’s biggest event of its kind. Details below.
The 15th edition of Culinary Art India 2023 was successfully launched at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi by the Indian Culinary Forum (ICF), in partnership with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Hospitality First, alongside the AAHAR International Fair, on March 14, 2023. This flagship event by ICF aims to acknowledge, educate, and commemorate talented chefs who deserve recognition, as well as offer them an opportunity to demonstrate their culinary expertise and knowledge.
Speaking more about Culinary Art India, Chef Davinder Kumar, the president of the Indian Culinary Forum says, “The Indian Culinary Forum is a leader in culinary competitions in India, having started the Culinary Art India competition 14 years ago. This competition provides a platform for chefs to showcase and improve their culinary skills to meet international standards. The experience not only offers exposure [to the chefs], but also enables chefs to learn and share their culinary knowledge with others. ICF aims to bring the culinary community closer together, improve the profession through education and industry events, and set new benchmarks in hospitality.”
All About Culinary Art India 2023
What to expect?
The first day of Culinary Art India, held on March 14, saw 125 chefs from various parts of India competing in four categories: Plated Appetisers, Petit Fours/Pralines, Authentic Indian Regional Cuisine, and Live Cooking CDP & Above. Through this, each showcased their culinary skills and knowledge.
The event’s second day featured 145 chefs who competed in three competitions: Three-Course Set Dinner Menu, Live Cooking Students, and Cake Decoration – Dress the Cake Live. The contests were designed to evaluate the chefs’ culinary and artistic abilities, while also enabling them to showcase their cooking skills of decorating cakes in real-time. The competitions were judged by WACS-certified jury members from India and abroad, the results of which will be declared on March 18, the final day of the festival.
Day three and four, too, will be reserved for similar competitions. Think contemporary sushi platter, live competition rice dish, chocolate mania, fruit and vegetable carving, making an egg benedict, mocktail competition, and more.
Apart from culinary challenge and competitions, renowned chefs will also conduct masterclasses throughout Culinary Art India 2023. Think Chef Saby, Chef Shambhavi Joshi, Chef Davinder Kumar, Chef Vaibhav Bhargava, and Chef Subroto Goswami, to name a few. These sessions will give the audience a chance to learn diverse dishes from the leading experts in the culinary field.
Where is it?
Culinary Art India 2023 is currently ongoing at the first floor foyer in hall number five of Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The events begin every day at 11:30 am. The festival ends on March 18, 2023. Click here to purchase tickets.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Culinary Art India is India's largest four-day professional culinary challenge that showcases the culinary skills of over 500 chefs, all under one roof.
Answer: Culinary Art India is hosted by the Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Hospitality First, alongside the AAHAR International Fair.
Answer: This year, Culinary Art India is being held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Answer: Culinary Art India 2023 is being held from March 14 to March 17.