Cooking competition ‘Chef of the Year, 2015’ kicks off

Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of The Bangladesh Monitor addressing a press conference on Thursday, (4 June, 2015) at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka to formally launch the Chef of the Year 2015 TV Reality Show. A K M Fakhrul Alam, Regional Manager of Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Colonel A R Ghani, psc G (Retd.), Chief Administrative Officer of T K Group of Industries and Nawazish Ali Khan, Advisor Programme of ATN Bangla were also present.

 

Cooking competition ‘Chef of the Year, 2015’ kicks off

 

In a bid to hunt culinary talents from across the country and recognise them at the national level recipes are invited from the interested participants for the TV Reality Show, “Chef of the Year, 2015”. The Reality Show is being sponsored by Malaysian Palm Oil Council and Family brand Palm oil of T K Group of Industries and presented by the country’s popular TV channel ATN Bangla and leading tourism and aviation fortnightly The Bangladesh Monitor. Total 13 episodes of the reality show will be telecast in ATN Bangla.

To formally launch the program, a press conference was organised on Thursday, (4 June, 2015) at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka. Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of The Bangladesh Monitor, A K M Fakrul Alam, Regional Manager of Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Colonel A R Ghani, psc G (Retd.), Chief Administrative Officer of T K Group of Industries, Nawazish Ali Khan, Advisor Programme of ATN Bangla addressed the press conference among others.

Interested culinary artist requires to submit their entries by July 25, 2015. Each entry will contain a recipe of Bangladeshi main dish, photo of the dish, participant’s passport size photo, detailed information about the participants including his/her division. One participant may send more than one entries. Creativity of the participant will be given priority.

A Jury Committee comprising culinary experts, nutritionists, celebrity chefs will select  7 participants from each of the division of  the country. Participants of each Division will compete among themselves. The two winning participants from each Divisional competition will be selected upon consideration of culinary expertise and other criteria. A total of 14 participant divided in 2 Groups will enter in to Second Round of Competition. 3 Participants from each Group will be selected for the next Round. Out of 6 contestants 5 will enter into the next round and ultimately the Grand Finale will be held among the 4 participants.

The Chef of the Year, 2015 will be awarded with Tk.100,000.00 cash, two-air tickets for Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka travel. The Runner-up will be awarded with Tk.50,000.00 cash and two-air tickets for Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka travel along with other attractive prizes. In addition, one contestant will be honored with “Prof. Siddiqua Kabir Trophy” for nutrition knowledge. Winners of Divisional competitions will receive crests and other gifts. There will be attractive prizes for all the participants of the reality show.

The TV Reality Show, “Chef of the Year”, 2015 will be telecast in ATN Bangla from September, one episode a week.