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TTK Prestige, Kitchen appliance brand, today announced the winners of the first ever ‘Prestige Home Chef 2019’ competition in Bangalore. Bijesh K.V, an IT sales executive, bagged the title of Bangalore’s best home chef this year and won TTK Prestige products worth INR 50k. Fahima Zahid, a home-maker, was the first runner up, winning Prestige products worth INR 30k whilst Manas Ranjan Raut, Ex Airforce Junior Warrant Officer and fitness trainer won INR 20k worth of Prestige products as the second runner up.
The competition, for home cooks, was judged by celebrity chef and Masterchef runner up Shazia Khan alongside Chef Selvaraju, Executive Chef of Taj Vivanta, Chef Abhijit Saha, Founding Director and Chef, Avant Garde Hospitality and Mr. Dinesh Garg, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, TTK Prestige Ltd. The finale saw seven semi-finalists battle it out in front of the judges to win the title of Bangalore’s best home chef. The winning dish prepared by Bijesh was Spiced Kiwi rice, orange chicken with a dash of honey and choco orange mugcake with an Indian spice twist. Fahima prepared chicken changezi and coconut panacotta with mango coulis. Manas cooked Paneer Spinach Mozerella crispy ball and Caremel carrot halwa truffles for dessert.
Mr. Dinesh Garg, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, TTK Prestige Ltd said: “We are immensely pleased with the massive response that this competition garnered in Bangalore. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners and thank all the participants for taking part in this competition. As India’s most trusted kitchen appliance brand, we were pleased to shine the spotlight on Bangalore’s home cooks and provide an opportunity for them to showcase their culinary talents to a larger audience."
Commenting on his win, Bijesh K.V said: ‘’This has been the most phenomenal learning experience for me. A big thanks to TTK Prestige, Chef Shazia and the other judges for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I have always been passionate about food and I am so pleased that my dishes were well appreciated."
Chef Shazia Khan said ‘I was very impressed by the quality of dishes prepared by the participants of the Prestige Home Chef 2019 competition. Food has always been an integral part of our culture, but I was particularly struck with how Bangaloreans have begun to experiment with different cuisines and embrace different kinds of food. It was a difficult choice as all the finalists were accomplished cooks, but our winners displayed risk, great technique and skill in their cooking, which ultimately enabled them to stand out from the others."