HYATT presents the 2015 edition of Culinary Challenge

HYATT presents the 2015 edition of Culinary Challenge. A unique initiative by Hyatt Hotels in India and the SMILE Foundation.

31October, 2015, New Delhi, India. To emphasize Hyatt’s focus on its rich culinary heritage, Hyatt Hotels in India introduced the “Hyatt Culinary Challenge - people cooking for people” in 2014. The first season was a memorable experience for our guests as well as the hotel associates engaged in the preparations. The challenge is back in 2015, with the second season commencing October 31 onwards across ten Hyatt India destinations.

The Hyatt Culinary Challenge was conceptualized as a unique event that will bring together individuals from the corporate realm on a common platform; where they could showcase their culinary expertise and passion for food in an interactive culinary event. Each participant will be paired with a child from the SMILE foundation, Hyatt’s partner NGO in India and they will recreate a recipe of their choice for the judges. The corporate winner from each city will compete at the grand finale in Mumbai in November 2015.

Hyatt India Culinary Challenge preliminary rounds will be held across Hyatt Hotels in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune on October 31 and November 1 , 2015, and the finale will be held at Grand Hyatt Mumbai on November 15 , 2015. There will also be an exciting digital version of the Culinary Challenge in each of the ten cities where one participant shall be selected to participate in the preliminary round.

Speaking on the occasion, Harleen Mehta, Vice President Sales Operations, Hyatt South Asia said, “The Hyatt Culinary Challenge is an endeavor to bring together people to celebrate their passion for food and make a difference to the community while doing so. We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the participants both offline and online, and look forward to doing more such events over the years.”

According to Vikram Singh Verma, COO, SMILE Foundation, “In order to bring some real and permanent changes in the lives of the most deserving children across India, members of the civil society need to be involved proactively in the process of development. We are overwhelmed by the support from Hyatt India and hope for continued collaboration in the future to see lasting impact in the upliftment of our local communities.”

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Oct 31, 2015