One of the leading hotel chains of the world, Hyatt introduced the Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014 in India with an amazing launch at Hyatt Bengaluru. This was a unique Initiative from Hyatt Hotels in India and their NGO partners – the SMILE Foundation which gels together culinary challenges and corporate social responsibility.
To emphasize Hyatt’ss focus on its rich culinary heritage, Hyatt Hotels in India has introduced the Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014 “people cooking for people”. The challenge is slated to become an annual event, with the inaugural season which commenced on 31st October 2014 at Hyatt Bangalore.
The Hyatt Culinary Challenge is bringing together individuals from the corporate realm on a common platform where they will showcase their culinary expertise and passion for food in a unique culinary event. Each participant has been paired with a child from the SMILE foundation, Hyatt’s partner NGO in India. Each team then executes a recipe of their choice for the judges. The corporate winner from each city will compete at the grand finale in Delhi in November 2014.
The winner from Bangalore was Mrs.Preeti Marwaha whose master creation was Faroe Island Chicken with Herb rice and Watermelon Feta Salad. Judges like Suresh Hinduja of GourmetIndia.com mentioned that he was really impressed by the tough competition put on by the participants who really performed at their peak. Mrs.Preeti was very humble and down to earth after hearing about her win and mentioned that she owes it to her partner from the SMILE foundation too who helped her with the cookoff.
Hyatt India Culinary Challenge preliminary rounds will be held across Hyatt Hotels in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Raipur, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad from the 31st of October 2014 onwards and the finale will be held at Hyatt Regency Delhi on the 22nd of November 2014.