Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
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BBC MasterChefs in Janakpurdham

2022 Apr 12, 11:17, Kathmandu

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter organized the "PATA YTP Chefs Competition" themed at "Mithila Cuisines and Recipes” on 10th April 2022 at Janakpurdham, Nepal.

21 Young Tourism Professionals, the Tourism and Hospitality Management Students studying at PATA Nepal Chapter member colleges from east Nepal (province 1), including Dharan International College of Hospitality Management, Alliance for Innovation Management and Social Studies, Sunshine School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Premier Hotel School, Premier College of Hospitality Management and Aadarsha School of Management took part in the competition.

The students introduced some authentic Mithila cuisines well appreciated by the Judges, the four finalists of the BBC MasterChef UK: The Professionals 2020, including Chef Santosh Shah, Chef Alex Webb, Chef Bart Van Der Lee and Chef Phillipa Armitage. The Master Chefs team evaluated the arts of food preparation, cooking, and presentation skills demonstrated by the students.

Ms. Samikshya Kark, Mr. Bishal Phuyal and Ms. Himani Dhimal from Premier College of Hospitality Management were announced as the Winner of the PATA YTP Chefs Competition, whereas Premier Hotel School (represented by Mr. Rahul Dhamala, Mr. Sandesh Chaulagain, Ms. Sumi Gurmachan Magar and Ms.Laxmi Magar) and Sunshine School of Tourism and Hotel Management (represented by Ms. Asmita Sherpa, Mr. Rajin Pradhan and Mr. Sagar Lama ) were declared as 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up of the competition respectively.

Chef Santosh Shah, while addressing the award distribution ceremony, expressed that he got so impressed by the passion, preparedness and innovative thoughts showcased by the young students. He also inspired participating students aspiring to be the future Chefs of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry by sharing his own story of struggle and success.

Mr Sunil Bhusal, Executive Committee Member of the PATA Nepal Chapter, extended thanks to all the participating colleges, sponsors and local organizers of Janakpurdham for their active participation and support for the successful organization of the event.


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