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  • 05/01/2019

Sangareddy: Fourteen young chef finalists from across India will fire up the burners to be crowned the country’s ‘Star Smart Food Student Chef.’ Paired as seven teams, they will take on the challenge of pleasing the celebrity judges and Smart Food experts at the Grand Finale of the Smart Food Culinary Challenge on 19 January, 2019 in Bengaluru. The Grand Finale will be held live during the “Organics and Millets 2019-International Trade Fair”, at the Palace Grounds. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences devised this Challenge and partnered with the Karnataka government to bring it to the masses. Smart Food was founded by ICRISAT and coordinated in India for millets, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Indian Institute of Millets Research.

The competition conducted at MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences on December 5, kicked off with 28 teams from 16 culinary institutes across India. Young chefs impressed the judges with three-course hearty meals with delicately spiced dishes — grilled veggies/meats, bright salads, freshly baked bread, and soups. The Smart Food Culinary Challenge will be the first-ever culinary ‘reality show for a cause’ in India. Boosting millets among the culinary community, the drama-documentary captures the journey of these student chefs in their attempts to bring innovative millet cuisines to the table.

Source Telangana Today

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