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Posted at: Dec 27, 2017, 12:42 AM; last updated: Dec 27, 2017, 12:42 AM (IST)NEWSBOARD

Young Chef Olympiad

Young Chef Olympiad

International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO), will be organised by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) from January 28 to February 2, 2018. The event, supported by the ministry of Tourism will see teams from more than 50 countries compete for the winner's trophy, a cash prize of Rs 10,000. YCO 2018 was flagged off with a Lucky Draw held recently at The Double Tree by Hilton in London, wherein the fifty participating countries were divided into five groups from Group A to E- with Team India falling in Group A. The curtain raiser was attended by the celebrity chefs who will judge the mega competition. Dr Suborno Bose, the Chairman of the Young Chef Olympiad 2018 Committee and Ahmed Abdullah, Member of the Young Chef Olympiad 2018 Committee and Director of IIHM Delhi, were also present on the occasion.

Ten celebrity chefs from across the world will  select the winner. IIHMs own team of chefs led by Padmashriawardee Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will also judge the competition.  

The 2018 Olympiad ‘will have three rounds as compared to four rounds in previous years. The opening ceremony will be held at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi. The first round of the competition for each team will take place in Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. Round II and the Grand Finale are scheduled to take place in Kolkata at the Hyatt Regency and the IIHM Campus.  

The contestants will be marked on a host of parameters, including their culinary skills and technique, adherence to good health and safety and hygiene practice, working methods, minimal waste and best use of ingredients, professional appearance, attitude, dish presentation, taste and flavour.

World University of Design opens campus

The campus of India’s first and only Design University – World University of Deisgn was opened at Sonipat, recently. The campus is situated on NH1 in Rajiv Gandhi Education City (NCR), Sonipat - the largest planned integrated city for education in India. The University has international collaborations with universities like UWS University of West Scotland, VFS the Vancouver Film School, and IAAD the Italian University of Design. WUD offers country’s largest creative course catalogue — 23 specialised UG & PG programmes in various Design arenas such as Design, Fashion, Communication, Visual Arts, Design & Retail Management, and Architecture. The University follows a unique curriculum that encourages Research, Academic Excellence, Industry Preparedness & Social Innovation. Experienced faculties qualified from the best institutions of India & the world such as ‘FIT’ New York, ‘LCF’ London, NID, NIFT, SPA & TVB to name a few. Students will have access to facilities including high-tech labs & workshops  etc. The university offers residential campus with air-conditioned, Wifi Hostel facilities.  — TNS

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