London: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter organized the PATA YTP Chefs Competition with the theme of “Mithila Cuisines and Recipes” on 10 April 2022 in Janakpurdham, Nepal.
In the competition, 21 young tourism professionals, 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, according to a statement issued by the organizers.
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.
In the competition, Premier College of Hospitality Management was announced the Winner of the PATA YTP Chefs Competition, whereas Premier Hotel School and Sunshine School of Tourism and Hotel Management were declared as the 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up of the competition, respectively.
Similarly, while addressing the award distribution ceremony, Chef Santosh Shah expressed that he was so impressed by the passion, preparedness and innovative thoughts showcased by the young students. He shared his own story of struggle and success with the participating students aspiring to be future chefs.