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Restaurant & Catering Show Plays Host to the Biggest Gourmet and Cuisine Competition in Mumbai

Creates magic with the most delectable variety of fruits and nuts from America

Aug 24, 2017   16:02 IST 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

There’s the sound of chopping, whisking, frying, shaking and stirring across Bangalore today as budding chefs and mixologist brought together a culinary storm at the Restaurant & Catering Show (RECA). The event titled “Gourmet Challenge" in association with U.S. Premium Agricultural Products was organized as a concurrent special event along with the “Hospitality First”. Touted as one of India’s biggest culinary challenge, the event brings together top hotels and bakery chefs who showcase their gastronomic skills.



Mixology Winners with Jury Members


The three-day extravaganza organised at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon and Mumbai from 21st - 23rd August, 2017, showcased the finest produce from the American soil. The idea was to highlight the uniqueness and versatility of the U.S. Premium Agricultural Products such as U.S. Cranberries, Washington Apples, USA Pears, California Walnuts and U.S. Pecans.


The Gourmet & Cuisine Competition was a great success with participation from over 80 chefs and mixologists across Mumbai. The event saw some phenomenal talent where participants created innovative recipes using the finest U.S. Premium Agricultural Products such as U.S. Cranberries, Washington Apples, USA Pears, California Walnuts and U.S. Pecans as the main ingredients. Yogendra Adep, Joauina Pereira, Swadha Kuthiala, Swapnil Agre from St. Regis was declared the winning team for the Gourmet Competition respectively. They created tuna tarter, soup-white onion veloute as the appetizer, Hared lamb loin with duo of beetroot and burrata tortellini as the main course and Melting chocolate with cranberry and caramelized pecan nut soil as the dessert. Winner of the Mixology Competition was Oslin Gonsalves from Drop Bar who created Apple cinnamon and cranberry mojito. All the winning entries were loved by the esteemed jury and audience alike


Commenting at the win of the Gourmet & Cuisine competition, Yogendra Adep said, “I am thrilled to have won the prestigious Gourmet competition. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with food and this contest gave me a huge platform to showcase my expertise, appreciating my passion for food and take my culinary journey to the next level. I am grateful that U.S. Premium Agricultural Products has given me this amazing opportunity to showcase my talent."  


Talking about the event, Ms. Alyson Segawa, Manager, International Marketing Accounts from Bryant Christie said, “We are happy with the huge response that we have received at the RECA Show and would like to congratulate the winners for creating such innovative recipes using U.S. Premium Agricultural Products. The key objective of the campaign was to showcase versatility and utilization techniques and the participants have exactly done that using their exceptional talent. Needless to say that they went all out with their creativity and took the competition to another level with their outstanding performance. We are positive that the show will give us an opportunity to directly reach out to our core audience and get feedback and suggestions for future innovations."


About The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC)

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) USA is focused on promoting the use and consumption of cranberries worldwide. The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. The Marketing Order has been amended several times since its inception to further the CMC's ability to expand market development projects in domestic and international markets. Currently, CMC conducts generic promotion activities in the United States, China, India, Mexico, Pan-Europe and South Korea.


About Restaurant & Catering Show

Restaurant & Catering Show is the biggest and the only event in India exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the restaurant, foodservice or hospitality industry with a chance to network with Independent Restaurant Owners, Quick Serve Establishment Operators, Caterers, Chefs, and others from across all segments and concepts, plus bars, nightclubs, hospitals, hotels and commercial foodservice operations. This very successful show has seen an 80%+ repeat participation and registered a consistent growth rate of 30% y-o-y. Last year, this show had 150+ exhibitors with over 300 brands and more than 7,000 focused trade visitors. Organized by Hospitality First, an organization which brings over 30 years of industry expertise and specialization in events and publishing in the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industry. The Hospitality First team is involved in executing specialized events for many leading hospitality industry associations and trade show organizers in the country.


About The SCS Group

The SCS Agribusiness Consultants Pvt. Limited (referred to as THE SCS GROUP) is an agribusiness-consulting firm based in India providing services in the disciplines of marketing, logistics, strategy, policy, communications and training. The firm was established in 1998 with the conviction that the highly competitive global agricultural products' trade scenario demands in-depth research, sophisticated marketing strategies and meticulous implementation.

Mixology Winners with Jury Members
Mixology Winners with Jury Members
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