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Gastronomix 2015 organized by NIPS School of Hotel Management; Kolkata gets a New Batch of Masterchefs


NIPS School of Hotel Management, one of the most prestigious hotel management institutes of Eastern India successfully concluded Gastronomix 2015- a unique intra college cooking competition. The grand finale of Gastronomix 2015 witnessed some delicious dishes being made by the students. The competition was conceptualized with the sole aim of testing the culinary and presentation skills of the students.


The competition began on 20th April ’15 and was divided into various stages leading up to the quarter finals, semi finals and the grand finale. 42 teams participated in the competition. Each team consisted of 4 members out of whom the deserving 15 teams made it to the grand finale. At every stage the contestants were given a particular theme and a set of ingredients with which they were to concoct a signature dish within a given timeframe.


The grand finale of Gastronomix 2015 was graced by the presence of stalwarts from the food and hospitality industry who judged the competition and applauded the innovative food ideas of the students.


The panel of judges at Gastronomix 2015 consisted of Chef Madhumita Mohanto – Executive Chef, The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata Chef Jayanta Banerjee – Executive Chef, Park Plaza, Kolkata, Chef Bhaskar Bhattacharjee – Executive Chef, Park Prime, Kolkata, Mr. Shiv Kumar Mahapatra – Learning & Development Manager, ITC-Sonar, Mr. Sudipta Halder – Training Manager, The Lalit Great Eastern. Also present at the occasion were Mr. Vivek Pathak, Director, NIPS School of Hotel Management and Celebrity Chef Joseph Uttam Gomes, Deputy Director, NIPS School of Hotel Management.

Gastronomix 2015 was indeed a great leaning platform for the budding and aspiring chefs in the city.

Priyanka Dutta

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“Kaun Banega Kitchen Ka Super Star” Cookery Show Graced by June Maliah; Show to Feature on National Channel Food Food


Mobel Kitchens presented ‘Kaun Banega Kitchen Ka Super Star’ recently in Kolkata. Conducted by celebrity chef Shantanu Gupte, the show will be featured on ‘Food Food’ (TV Channel). This announcement was followed by an inauguration of a brand new range of Modular Kitchen Designs in the august presence of eminent Tollywood Actress June Malia, at Homeland Mall. The show will be aired on Food Food channel Nationwide.


The Live Cooking Show conducted by Celebrity Chef Shantanu Gupte will be an enriching experience to show off one’s cooking skills. This will enable one to bring out the best dish to the competition and become the Kolkata Kitchen Super Star. The contestant will also get to feature on India’s famous channel Food Food. Following the Live Cooking Demonstration was a Mega Cooking Competition where the registered participants were to cook their chosen dish and bring it to the venue. There were three categories namely GharKaSwad (The contestant’s most delicious Indian dish), Raseele Andaaz (A delicious desert) and Videshi Khana (A dish from a foreign country).


Mobel Kitchens new collection of modular kitchens includes High Gloss European Collection, Laminated Wood Touch Collection, Vintage Solid Wood Collection, Matt-n-Gloss Collection and High Gloss Solid Colour Collection.

Make sure you catch the brand new cookery show on Food Food channel and also style your kitchen with the Mobel touch.

Priyanka Dutta

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Novotel Kolkata Hotel Residences hosts the first season of NovoChef


Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences hosted the first season of NovoChef – a talent show for the budding chefs of the city. The show was initiated so as to give the budding chefs a platform to showcase their talent and also gain confidence.

The show saw around 20 students from 12 hotel management institutes of the citylike IIHM Kolkata, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur, DSMS Durgapur, Subhas Bose Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata and others compete for the title of NovoChef.

As a part of the first edition of Novochef, the students came up with interesting dishes like Til kasundi chicken tikka, Dil bole cholle with lasooni laccha, red velvet cake and many more such mouth watering delicacies. The presentation of the dishes had the mix of the traditional with the continental dishes.

The top eight participants were Anneliya Sengupta, Inderjeet Singh, Somakrashmi De, Priyanka Paul, Vivel Agarwal, Jasleen Kaur, Somtapa Chatterjee and Ronodip Ghosh.

The event was judged by the Executive Chef of Novotel.

Events of this type will surely help in strengthening the confidence of the budding chefs and also help in enhancing their creativity in the long run.


Priyanka Dutta

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Grand Finale of “Rannaghare BIG Sreemati” presented by 92.7 BIG FM; A competition for the culinary talented of Kolkata


92.7 BIG FM, nation’s leading radio network presented the grand finale of “Rannaghare BIG Sreemati” recently. Popular TV host Sudipa Mukhopadhyay along with a Chef Indranil Roy Chowdhury and Pradeep Rojario acted as the judges of this cooking competition.

92.7 BIG FM has taken this initiative to celebrate the winter with the traditional cuisine of Bengal. Promising participants who are also the listeners of 92.7 BIG FM from all over the city had taken part in this culinary competition. After crossing various levels of the competition, they reached the finals.

Sudipa Mukhopadhyay said “I love to eat and coming to judge a food competition gives the foodie in me great happiness”.


According to RJ Kaushik, who was also present at the event “We have so many excellent cooks in Kolkata. They have the urge to learn and grow. The competition is a celebration of the aspiring cooks in the city. Whether one is a self taught cook or a culinary school graduate, may the best one win in the competition”.

Initiatives of this kind will help in popularizing the local and traditional cuisines and giving the budding chefs a talent to showcase their talents in front of the world.

Priyanka Dutta

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