Kerala Tourism to organise regional culinary competition

Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

download7While a competition tabling the choicest cuisine from nations along the historic Spice Route is the centerpiece of a unique culinary festival starting next month in Kochi, the gastronomic extravaganza will also showcase the best in local fare from plates and plantain leaves across ‘God’s Own Country’.

Kerala Tourism is inviting participants for a regional competition for local chefs, the qualification rounds for which will be held from September 1-8. Entries are open to both professional chefs and amateur enthusiasts.


Standout contestants – selected by a judging panel of culinary professionals – will compete in the finals at Bolgatty Palace and Resorts in Kochi on the last day of the Spice Route Culinary Festival, which runs from September 23-26.The festival’s highlight is an international competition that will feature chefs from 31 Spice Route nations whipping up dishes representing the cuisine of their home countries, but with a dash of spices from Kerala added in.

Speaking at a press conference at the Secretariat, Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala,Shri A.C. Moideen said, “The culinary festival is a great opportunity to refortify our ancient links with the 31 countries along the historical Spice Route. It will provide a space for exchanging ideas and promoting understanding between different cultures and traditions and also help facilitate trade opportunities with these countries.”

“The regional competition intends to identify and promote Kerala’s culinary talent. It will
showcase both the strength of public participation in Kerala and its fabled cuisine. This worthy initiative will highlight the spirit of people to people links and Kerala’s role as the hub of tourism and trade,” the minister added.


Source:-Kerala Tourism

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