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Kumar: Culinaire competitions help lift standards for chefs

Kumar: Culinaire competitions help lift standards for chefs
Karnel Samy in action during the Tanoa Salon Culinaire at the Tanoa Skylodge yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
October 07
11:00 2017


Tanoa Hotel Area Group Fiji general manager Narend Kumar says culinaire competitions provide a platform to showcase the talents and quality cooking of our local chefs.

He was speaking yesterday during the Tanoa Salon Culinaire 2017 at the Tanoa Skylodge in Nadi.

Mr Kumar said such competitions were a much anticipated event where chefs from their prestigious hotels showcased their talents.

“For Tanoa this is the event in the calendar of the Tanoa Hotels so I must say we always support our chefs. We want you to grow and this is where you can showcase your talents,” he said.

“This is the day that the judges will tell us who is performing  well and how we can grow and give more training towards improving our food quality.”

In their support of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s  climate change COP23 efforts, Mr Kumar and the judges from the Fiji Chefs Association planted a tree.

“We at Tanoa we are all trying to work together to make sure we check and keep our environment clean,” Mr Kumar said.

“So I urge you all, make sure when you are cooking or whatever you want to do, make sure the environment is really neat and tidy.”

Chief judge Shailesh Naidu, who is also the executive chef of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Spa challenged the chefs to be on par with the culinary industry.

“We play very important roles in the tourism industry and we are showcasing the best Fiji can produce for our guests. Let’s be innovative and always use the local ingredients which are very important to us when we see our environment.”

Meanwhile, winners from each category will qualify to compete in the Moffat Salon Culinary.

Full report of the winners announced last night will be published in the Fiji Sun tomorrow.

 Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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