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Spanish Chef teaches SRM students for International Chefs Day

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The sizzling aroma of mixed Paella and tradition meen kolumbu filled the the auditorium where
students and faculty gathered in large numbers to celebrate International Chefs Day at SRM
Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur campus.
The chief guest for the event, Spanish Chef Antonio Garcia De Q Sanchez, who is the Executive
Sous Chef of The Diplomatic Club, Doha Qatar taught students how to make Spain’s traditional
dish Paella. Guest of honour, Dr. Chef Damu, President of SICA and Food Consultant ignited the
taste buds of the youngsters with his mouthwatering fish curry made in earthenware.
A Spanish culinary workshop and fruit mixing ceremony was the highlight of the two-day event,
held on 17 and 18 of October, organized by SRM Institute of Hotel Management in comradeship
with South India Chefs Association. The institute has been celebrating International Chefs Day
for the past 20 years
Over 35 chefs from 15 hotels taught students in the form of workshops, conferences, and live
demonstrations. The theme of the event was “How healthy food works” and a panel discussion
on “Consider Food as Medicine rather Medicine as Food” was also held.
Speaking on the occasion, Chef Damu told students to make use of this conference and learn
something from experts. “This is a great opportunity and a good platform to learn and grow.”
A pledge on transforming India by 2022 into a healthy nation was taken by all. Students from 10
different schools participated in the conference along with the hotel management colleges like
IHM Chennai, SPARK Catering College Tirupathur, ASAN Memorial Institute of Hotel
Management, JENNEYS Academy of Hotel Management College, Bhakthi Institute of Culinary
Arts, Chennai. The event concluded with a fruit mixing ceremony for the Christmas cake. This is
has been organized by the institute for the 20 th year. Twenty-six students from different city
colleges were presented with the Best Preparation award for their culinary skills.

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