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Come Expectant To 2018 HOTEC Tradeshow

  The morning events include local chefs competing for the best Fijian Kokoda, a main course and a dessert, while other chefs show off their culinary skills with cooking displays.Later
01 Nov 2018 12:30
Come Expectant To 2018 HOTEC Tradeshow

 

The morning events include local chefs competing for the best Fijian Kokoda, a main course and a dessert, while other chefs show off their culinary skills with cooking displays.Later in the afternoon, the second-tier wedding cake icing competition starts and these will be displayed for judging and public viewing till Friday afternoon.

Suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables to the hotels will be on hand with some of their produce for sampling, tasting and to discuss availability.

Competitions

All competing chefs are being challenged to use ingredients from the “Farmers Market” display stalls and show how they can turn well-known Fijian dishes into their own creative masterpieces.

Guiding our local chefs with be the competition organisers, the Culinary Federation of Fiji.

This group of executive chefs from around the country want to be able to inspire, train and upskill the next generation of Fiji’s future executive chefs while aiming to include food as one of the reasons visitors also choose to come to Fiji.

In-between competitions, experienced chefs will be hosting some wonderful cooking skill displays.

One of these chefs will be Colin Chung who will be cooking a variety of Fiji’s available seafood and show how they can accompany local fruit and vegetables in amazing ways.

Mouthwatering dishes like Tuna Poke with Nama and Lumi, Plush Tuna Chillie Cakes, Tilapia Fillets Katsu, and dalo and bele Hashcakes with crispy pork belly are just some of the items on his cooking display menu that everyone is invited to come and watch and learn from.

Fantasha Lockington, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association chief executive officer, says there are many reasons the public and tourism stakeholders should be visiting the two day trade show and these include learning what new products are available with the suppliers who are exhibiting.

As well, hotel staff are competing against one another with their bed making and napkin folding competitions to test their skills, learn new ideas and lift their standards.

“On Friday we have the finals for all the competitions and this is when the chefs will collectively make Fiji’s longest pizza.

“After all the fun of making and measuring it, the pizza is being shared with orphanages in Nadi who will be there to watch it being made,” Ms Lockington said.

For information on the programme and competitions, log on to www.fhta.com.fj

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

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