Friday, 7 November 2014

HYATT Introduces the Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014

A unique Initiative from Hyatt Hotels in India and the SMILE Foundation

November, 2014, New Delhi, India

To emphasize Hyatt’s 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 commencing on 31st October 2014, across select Hyatt locations in India.

In New Delhi, the preliminary round of the competition will be held, 3 p.m. onwards on the 1st of November, 2014 at HYATT REGENCY DELHI.
Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road
New Delhi,  India, 110066

Says Aseem Kapoor, General Manager Hyatt Regency Delhi & Area Director For North West India, We are glad to be a part of such a unique initiative put together by Hyatt® hotels in India – the Hyatt® Culinary Challenge 2014. An endeavour that so wonderfully encourages passionate food lovers from the Corporate scenario in Delhi NCR to execute their culinary skills in a fun and interactive platform of the sort.

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.

The Hyatt Culinary Challenge will bring 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 will be paired with a child from the SMILE foundation, Hyatt’s partner NGO in India and they will execute 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.

Speaking on the occasion, Harleen Mehta, VP 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 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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