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Season IV of International Young Chef Olympiad to be held between January 28 and February 2, 2018

Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 10:41 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff|New Delhi

The fourth annual edition of International Young Chef Olympiad hosted by International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) will be held between January 28 and February 2. Young Chefs from 50 countries have confirmed participation in the three-round Olympiad to be held in four cities in India – Delhi, Pune, Benngaluru and Kolkata. 

Marking the countdown for the Season IV, the draw of Groups was held in London recently, where 50 teams where divided into five groups for the Olympiad to be held in three rounds.

 As per an IIHM release, the opening ceremony will be held at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi on January 28. 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. 

 Ten celebrity chefs from across the world will jointly shoulder the responsibility of selecting the winner of YCO 2018. The Chairperson of the Jury Panel for YCO 2018 will be Prof. David Foskett (OBE), with Chef Chris Galvin, Chef John Wood, Chef Enzo Oliveri, Zenobia Nadirshaw, Ron Scott, Shaun Kenworthy, Chef Udoleick, Chef Andreas Mueller and Chef Karl Guggenmos as Jury members.

 IIHM’s own team of chefs led by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will also judge the competition. IIHM brand ambassador Chef Ranvir Brar and celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor will also be present. Other guest judges will include Chef Saurav Sahai, Chef Abhijit Ghosh and Chef Pradip Rosario among others, the official release notes.

 Expressing his gratitude on the outstanding support that YCO 2018 is receiving from the culinary industry across the world, Dr. Suborno Bose, Chairman of Indismart Group said, "The Young Chef Olympiad was conceptualized as a platform for young chefs-in-training from around the world to interact and showcase their talent. We are glad to see a great response from the international community, who have come together to make this event a great success over the past three editions. We have put India at the centre of the culinary map of the world. In future, we intend to make Young Chef Olympiad bigger with over 100 countries participating in our next edition.”

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