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Surya Sekhar Roy to represent India in Young Chef Olympiad

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Surya Sekhar Roy Choudhury from International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Kolkata will represent India in the contest for the 4th edition of Young Chef Olympiad 2018, world’s largest culinary competition for hospitality students.

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Young Chef Olympiad, organized by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) and supported by Ministry of Tourism and Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, will be held from January 28 to February 2 across 4 Indian cities. Teams from more than 50 countries will compete for the winner’s trophy and a cash prize of USD 10,000. The event was created as a platform for chefs-in-training from around the world to interact and showcase their talent. So far no Indian has ever grabbed the YCO crown.

Ten celebrity chefs from across the world will jointly shoulder the responsibility of selecting the winner of YCO 2018. The Chairperson of the Jury Panel for YCO 2018 will be Prof. David Foskett (OBE), who is the author of the bestselling book ‘Practical Cookery & Theory of Catering’ and an Emeritus Professor at the London School of Hospitality and Tourism, University of West London. The star chefs who will be on the jury are Chef Chris Galvin, Chef John Wood, Chef Enzo Oliveri, Zenobia Nadirshaw, Ron Scott, Shaun Kenworthy, Chef Udoleick, Chef Andreas Mueller and Chef Karl Guggenmos. IIHM’s own team of chefs led by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, IIHM brand ambassador Chef Ranvir Brar, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor,  Chef Saurav Sahai, Chef Abhijit Ghosh and Chef Pradip Rosario will also be present.