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SICA Culinary Challenge was held in Chennai on the 15/16/17 September 2023.

The 6th edition of SICA Culinary Challenge was held in Chennai on the 15/16/17 September 2023. This was the First WACS endorsed competition of India.

The culinary challenge witnessed a massive 1400 entries in 30+ categories from all over the country and abroad. 

The initiative was taken by the SICA board members, The President of SICA Dr. Chef Damodaran.K, General Secretary- Chef Sheetharam Prasad, Corporate Executive Chef, GRT Hotels & Resorts, Joint Secretary- Chef Umasankar Dhanapal, Market Training Manager-South, Sapphire Foods India Pvt.Ltd,   Treasurer - Chef Mohana Krishnan AK, General Manager-Food-R&D, The Savera, Joint Treasurer - Chef Vijayakumar. V, F& B Director, Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram, Advisory Council-Chef Elango Rajendran, General Manager, Grand by GRT Hotels,  Vice President (Tamilnadu)  Mr. Bennet Director, VRM Institute of Hotel & Catering Science Vice President (Karnataka) Chef Kasi Viswanathan F&B Director, Radisson Blu Bengaluru Atria Point, Vice President (Kerala) Chef Ramu Butler Chef and Restaurateur, Baywatch Suits, Vice President (Telangana) Chef Sudhakar N Rao, Director/ Principal, Culinary Academy of India, Vice President(Andhra Pradesh) Chef Thirulogachander.M, Principal, Indian Culinary Institute.

The jury members were invited WACS Certified judges from around the globe and included Chef Thomas A. Gugler-  President of World Chefs, from Saudi Arabia, Dr.Chef Manjit Singh Gill – President IFCA,  Chef Gerard Mendis from Srilanka, Chef Mooroogun Cooper from Mauritius, Chef Dimuthu Kumara Singhe from Srilanka, Chef Daniel Schade, President Association of Chefs, from Germany, Chef MadhawaWeerabaddhana from Srilanka, Chef Happy K from Australia, Chef Abdulla Soba from Maldives, Chef Baranidharan P- Jury Moderator from India, Chef Tilak Senaratne, AHCIMA from Srilanka, Chef Fatimath Umar from Maldives, Chef Mariyam Shiuna from Maldives, Chef Shaanee from Maldives, Chef Mahendran Sats from Singapore, Chef John Sloane, Assistant Senior Vice President, F&B operations and Culinary Galaxy Macau from Newzeland, Chef Rohan from Srilanka, Chef S.R Balasundram Pillai from Singapore.

The team of International judges were also supported with a lot of Indian chefs who were also WACS Certified from various states of India.Chef Vijaya Bhaskaran, Secretary IFCA, Chef Himanshu Sahoo, Chef Siddiq, Chef George K George, Chef Mark Crocker, Chef  Suresh Kanna, Chef Akshay Kulkarni, Chef Joseph Paul and many more.

It was a great learning from the feedbacks and reviews of the judges, as they also gave the glimpse of the international judging and the standards of the internationally held competitions. The purpose of this competition is to make ready India as a country for competing in the upcoming World Culinary Olympics.

BRAND CAI participated in 19 categories both in the Professional and Student category. The preparation started 10 days back with days and nights of hard work with lots of trials & errors to get the perfect product for the competition. The journey was tough, travelled 700 kilometres to participate in the culinary challenge

The team brought a lot of medals in various categories such as Artisan breads, chocolate showpiece, Indian regional cooking, petit fours, table layout, Asian cooking and many more. Brand CAI was even the education partner for the event and as part of ensuring that its students learn from this competition all the first year students were taken to the World Trade Centre Chennai for witnessing and interacting with the various competitors and judges.

Following are the list of medals Brand CAI won at the competition:

Gold:

* Chef ArghyaBasu – Chef Instructor -Western cooking live

* Pabba Nilesh – Student (ADCA) -Indian regional cuisine display

* Pabba Nilesh Adjudged as the Best Young South Indian Chef

Silver:

*Prapunj Sharma Final year student BCTCA - Practical Asian cooking

* Ishitha Sengupta Final year BCTCA - Artistic pastry showpiece

* Munigiridhar PGDCA - Fruit carving

*Atharv Ranjan Final Year BCT&CA - Table cover layout

Bronze:

* Chef Tushar Gupta – Chef Instructor - Petit fours and pralines

* Chef Kranthi Kiran- Chef Instructor - Artistic pastry showpiece

* Chef Kiran Kumar – Chef Instructor - Butter/ margarine sculpture

* Chef Shubham Sharma – Chef Instructor - Live innovative Paratha

* Saran – Final Year BCT&CA - Artistic Bakery showpiece

* Chitti Babu – Student (DPCB)- Live Cake Making

Merit:

*Chef Ananda Shankar Chatterjee - Chef Instructor - Artistic pastry showpiece

* Chef Kiran Kumar – Chef Instructor - Live innovative Biryani

BRAND CAI's consistent ability to seize opportunities and showcase its value is truly remarkable.

 



Chef Arghya Basu receving Gold Medal for Western cooking live

Chef ArghyaBasu – Chef Instructor -Gold Medal,Western cooking live

Pabba Nilesh Adjudged as the Best Young South Indian Chef

 Pabba Nilesh – Student (ADCA) wins -Gold Medal in Indian regional cuisine display

Prapunj Sharma Final year student BCTCA wins Silver Medalin Practical Asian cooking

Ishita Sengupt- BCT&CA,wins Silver medal for Artistic Pastry Showpiece

Silver medal for Artistic Pastry Showpiece

Munigiridhar – PGDCA, wins Silver Medal in Fruit Carving Competition

Munigiridhar receving the award

Atharva Ranjan - BCT&CA ,wins Silver medal for Table Cover Layout

Chef Tushar Gupta,Chef Instructor,wins Bronze Medal in Petit Fours & Pratlines Competition

Bronze Medal in Petit Fours & Pratlines Competition

Chef Kranti Kiran,Chef Instructor,wins Bronze Medal for Artistic Pastry Showpiece

Artistic Pastry Showpiece which won wins Bronze Medal

Chef Kiran Kumar – Chef Instructor wins Bronze Medal Butter/ margarine sculpture

Chef Kiran Kumar with the award

Chef Shubham Sharma - Chef Instructor,wins Bronze Medal in Live Innovative Paratha

Chef Shubham Sharma demostrating Live Innovative Paratha

Saran -3rd year,BCT&CA,wins Bronze Medal in Artistic Bakery ShowPiece Competition

Chitti Babu,DCPB,wins Bronze Medal in Dress The Cake,live Competition

Bronze Medal for Dress The Cake,live Competition

Proud Team Of Brand CAI at SICA-2023

Telangana Chefs Association held on 5th June 2023 at Trident,Hyderabad

BRAND CAI was winner in the Culinary Display and  was awarded certificate of Honor ,as 4th anniversary celebrations of the Telangana Chefs Association held on 5th June 2023 at Trident,Hyderabad.



Chef Syed Abdul Attique,Senior Chef Instructor,Brand Cai receving Certificate Of Honor from Telangana ChefAssociation on 5th June,2023 at Trident Hotel,Hyderabad

R Ayan Lazarus & Tenzin Tsering - BCT&CA Final year

**Winners** - Culinary Display

R Ayan Lazarus & Tenzin Tsering with their awards

Material  is immaterial ...Art is

The India Bakery & Pastry Challenge – South Edition in association with TCA for highly accomplished professional chefs was held on the 21/22/23 June 2023

The3rd Edition of the India Bakery & Pastry Challenge – South Edition in association with TCA for highly accomplished professional chefs was held on the 21/22/23 June 2023 at Hitex Exhibition centre, Hyderabad. It was open to any professional Home Baker, Professional chef, Faculty of Culinary College and a special category for student chefs. There were totally seven categories in which the competition was divide. Brand CAI had a representation in all the categories both in the professional and the student category. This competition was held immediately after the World of Hospitality competition which was conducted in Bengaluru. Brand CAI stood by its ethics of not using the same products displayed at Bengaluru competition gain here as done by most organizations. Rather, it came out with new and unique Art work to win a medal in each and every category they participated.At the end, as they say it is not just about the winning but how you played the game. Below are the various categories and winnng chefs of Brand CAI .



Ashin Pal - Chef Instructor

Gold Medal for 3-Tier Wedding Cake

under Professional Category

 

Kranthi Kiran - Chef Instructor

Silver Medal for Artistic pastry Showpiece

under Professional Category

Ananda Shankar - Chef Instructor

Silver Medal for Plated Desserts

under Professional Category

Srinu - Technical Demonstrator

Bronze Medal for Artistic Bakery Showpiece

under Professional Category

Kiran Kumar - Technical Demonstrator

Silver Medal for Live Cooking

under Professional Category

Ayush Shukla & Ashin Pal- Chef Instructor

Bronze Medal for Live Cooking

under Professional Category

Lasya Priya- 2nd Sem PGDCA

Bronze Medal for Artistic Pastry Showpiece

under Student Category

Varun Chowdary- Final year BCT&CA

Bronze Medal for Artistic Showpiece

under Student Category

N R Varun- Final year BCT&CA

Bronze Medal for Live Cooking

under Student Category

Proud Team Brand CAI with Medals 

Incredible Chef Challenge 2023 - Bengaluru

World of Hospitality (WOH) and South India Chef’s Association (SICA) organized the most prestigious culinary art competition Incredible Chef Challenge (ICC) 2023 at Bengaluru, from 13th - 15th June, 2023 at Tripura Vasini, Palace Grounds, Bengaluru.

The ICC is a celebration of culinary excellence, showcasing the exceptional skills of both professional chefs and culinary students in the areas of Culinary Art, Food Preparation, Presentation, and Service. This platform aims to promote and evolve the diverse repertoire of Indian cuisine by recognizing and accrediting the skill-sets of participants. The Competition was judged by a panel of renowned chefs from the South Indian Chefs Association.Over 220 Participants both Junior and senior forum participated in 7 categories which was held for 3 days. Team Brand CAI participated in Six of the Seven Categories and won a medal in each of the category participated. The overall tally for Brand CAI was 3 Gold, 2 Silver and One Bronze.

In the Artistic Pastry Show Piece Chef Ananda, Sr.Faculty Pastry and Bakery won Gold in the Professional Category and Chef Nidhi Shah, Final Year student won Gold in the Student Category.In the Artistic Bakery Show Piece, Chef Srinu won a Bronze Medal in the Professional Category and Chef Dakshin Vishwa, Final Year student won a Silver in the Student category.In the Vegetable and Fruit Carving Competition, Chef Krishna Shriya , student of Final Year won a Bronze in the Student Category.In the Plated Millet category, Chef Faraaz Ali , Student of PG IN Culinary Arts Won a Silver in the Student Category.In the Live Cooking Competition, Chef Harish, student of PG in Culinary Arts won Gold in the student category.The event ICC 2023 has been a great success. The Participants and the associated organization were delighted to have such a great experience.



Proud Winnwers at the Competition

 

Chef Ananda Shanker Chatterjee with

Oriental Beauty

Winner  GOLD MEDAL-in Artistic Pastry Showpiece -

Professional Category

Winner  GOLD MEDAL-in Artistic Pastry Showpiece -Student Category

 

Dakshin Vishwa -Final year BCT&CA

won Silver Medal for

Artistic Bakery Showpiece -Student Categ

Silver Medal for Artistic Bakery Showpiece

Student Category

BRONZE  MEDAL-in Artistic Bakery Showpiece -Professional Category

 

Srinu -  Techinical Demonstrtator

receving the

BRONZE  MEDAL-in Artistic Bakery Showpiece -Professional Category

Nidhi Keyur Shah - Final year -BCT&CA

receving the

GOLD MEDAL-in Artistic Pastry Showpiece -Student Category

 

Plated Millet category

Faraaz Ali- PGDCA 

Won a Silver in Student Category

In the Live Cooking Competition

Harish - PGDCA 

won Gold in the student category

Vegetable and Fruit Carving 

Krishna Shriya - Final Year BCT&CA

won  Bronze in the Student Category

The National Budding Hospitality Competition - 2023

The National Budding Hospitality Competition -held from 23rd to 25th January ,2023 at Auro university,Surat,Gujarat Overall Championship.Team Brand CAI wins the All round Championship trophy at NBHC 23, National Budding Hospitality Championship 2023 held at Auro University, Surat, Gujarat. The CAI team consisted of Ramsha Abbas, Dheeraj, Shane and Amrit Samtani from the final years and Harshit Upadhyay from PGDCA. 17 other institutes and colleges from around the country visited the venue to participate in this extremely sought after Championship.

With a wide range of competitions from Incredible India to new rounds based on hospitality like Design your room mood board, that were held this year, all the colleges competed hard. The first day, 23rd January, began with the Inaugural ceremony and moved on to Grab N Go, and Design your Room Mood Board, a new introduction to this yearly event. Post Lunch, colleges competed in the Thematic Cake Decor round. The following day, the Incredible India round was held were each team's display was left out in the open for everyone to view. Social media buzz, Eggsperience, where competitors made innovative dishes on eggs and Idea Innovation, an imitation of the popular Shark Tank were held post lunch. The closing ceremony was right after the last competitions of Vedic pot meal, Simulation Zone and Global Street food. CAI won a bronze in Grab N Go, a Silver in Social Media Buzz and another Bronze in Design your room mood Board.



Everest Culinary Culinary Challenge Season 4

Brand Cai wins GOLD MEDAL at Everest Culinary Challenge Season 4  held on  January 4th  2023 at Goa



Sharash Chandra & Sahil Sudhir Mane - 5th Semester,BCT& CA

Chef Ramesh Chandra Culinary Trophy -2022

On 2nd December 2022, Pioneer college of hotel management has organized a competition in the memory of Chef Ramesh Chandra naming "CHEF RAMESH CHANDRA CULINARY TROPHY". The theme of the competition was to promote Freaky Street Food of India. Mainak Roy and Shefali Dhumal students of Final year BCT & CA had won Gold. They have made very famous street food of Bengal known as "Jhalmuri".



Mainak Roy & Shefali  Dhynal

BCT&CA Final year 

**Winners** GOLD MEDAL

for Jhalmuri under category 

Freaky Street Food Of India

Brand Cai wins 1st Runner Up Trophy at Amul Culinary Challenge -2022

On 19th November, Amul has organized a Culinary Challenge for professional category. Our students Tenzin Chemi and Harshvardhan have participated in the competition. The competition was to showcasing skills of cooking using Amul products. The competition was held at Ramanath Payade College of Hospitality studies. Our students have been awarded  with 1st Runner up Trophy. They prepared  " Amuleshwari" a very unique combination of Ghewar and gulab jamnu presented using modern food plating techniques. Judges were amazed with presentation of food and have appreciated our candidate to keep doing good work.



Harshavardhan & Tenzin Chemi -Final year -BCT&CA

**1st Runner Trophy **

professional category

Harshavardhan & Tenzin Chemi  with the Awards

Millets Cooking Challenge - 2022

BRAND CAI wins GOLD MEDAL and BRONZE MEDAL  at Millets Cooking Challenge –Professional Category, held on 17th September 2022



Chef Arghya Basu  -Chef Instructor

European Culinary Fundamentals wins GOLD Medal Category Millets of Millemials  

Chef Ankit Mathur-Chef Instructor

International Cuisine wins Bronze Medal

Category : Millets of Millemials

Best Indian Culinary Cuisine award by Epicurus Hospitality Awards -2022

Culinary Academy Of Inida wins Best Indian Culinary Cuisine award by Epicurus Hospitality Awards -2022 on 23rd September at Hitex Exhibition Center -2022



Chef Praveen Abraham 

Chef Instructor - Indian Cuisine,Brand Cai

Proud team BRAND CAI with the Award

Other Competitions