One of the major attractions of the Hotel Asia 2019 exhibition will be the Culinary Challenge, which has a history of building world class chefs over the years. Endorsed by WACS and recognized globally as a World Chefs Competition, this year the competition will see 650 entries from 400 Chefs competing under 22 categories.
The Culinary Challenge was conceived with the idea of encouraging locals (Maldivians) to enter the Culinary field dominated by foreigners at the time. Today more and more locals entering the culinary profession is proof that the Culinary Challenge has impacted the interest and opened avenues for budding culinary enthusiasts. The general notion being that those who perform and win at Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge can prove themselves anywhere else in the world speaks volumes about the quality of the judge panel. This year, the panel will include 24 judges from over 15 different nations.
The judging panel will also include Project Director Alan Palmer, a veteran Chef counting over 50 years of experience in the field. Honorary Lifetime Member of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Chef Alan Palmer isn’t a by-word on the glamour world of culinary arts, but in true spirit his name ranks up with much respect and admiration.
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