2000 Chefs will participate in 20 categories at the 6th Culinary Challenge of South Indian Chef Association tobe held at Chennai Trade Center on September 15, 16, 17 with the approval of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS).


South Indian Chefs Association SICA President Chef Damu and SICA General Secretary  Chef Sheetaram Prasad met the media in this regard at The Park hotel in Nungambakkam, Chennai. 
They said that this 6th Edition SICA Culinary Challenge and Exhibition 2023,India’s first WACS endorsed Competition.15th to 17th September 2023 at Chennai Trade center Hall no-1
They said the main objective of the event is to establish a professional platform for culinary professionals in India to showcase their individual and collective skills and to showcase their creative talent in this competition where 2000 culinary professionals will participate.
The primary objective of SICA Culinary Competition and Exhibition 2023 is to establish a professional platform where culinary professionals in the sub-continent region can display their individual and collective skills, creative talent, learn and share best practices, partner and network in a purely collaborative environment.
South India Chef’s Association (SICA) is organizing its 6th edition of the industry’s most premier culinary event, SICA Culinary Challenge and Exhibition 2023 from 15th  to 17th  September 2023, at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, on the sidelines of the regional edition of AAHAR International Food Fair 2023, Chennai. This event is supported by ITPO (India Trade Promotion Organization) and TNTPO (Tamil Nadu Trade Promotion Organization). 
As a preliminary to this, SICA has already conducted workshops on Pastry Art & Hot Plate Presentation, to impart technical knowledge to approach professional competition.  Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe  Master culinary Trainer from Chefs Guild of Lanka along with his team of 4 expat Chefs from Sri Lanka and Maldives, demonstrated the art of food plating techniques across four location – Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin in August  2023 respectively, where more than 200 professionals and students participated at each location to learn the hands on techniques of approaching competition professionally. SICA has organized numerous events in the past with wide scale participation to drive all round awareness and excellence in the culinary profession.Event HighlightsIndia’s first WACS approved National CompetitionWACS approved international jury will judge the competitionsLive Culinary Challenge contest for junior and apprentice Chefs from culinary institutes3 Live cooking challenges at the Venue Exclusive Cock tail and Mock tail Competition for Students and Professionals2 Category of hands on competition for House Keeping professionals  The largest gathering of food and beverage industry professionals – executive chefs, F&B managers, academicians, technocrats and culinary journalistsGrand Award Ceremony on the concluding day of the event at AAHAR to recognize Gold medal winners and felicitate senior chefs and the international jury members and Sponsors. Participants of over 2000 chefs across south India chapters.3 International culinary teams from Maldives, Sri-Lanka, Mauritius are competing with national culinary teams. SICA Chefs Lounge to socially engage and networking with industry leading chefs and professionals.
For making this event a great success, we extend our warm welcome to you and your support in covering the event. This will go a long way to increase awareness and appeal to a wider audience.
More details about the competition & its categories:SICA member organizations can nominate their employee chefs to participate in numerous competitions at individual and team level. 
Competition categoriesIndividual Artistic display CompetitionIndividual Cold Display Competition Practical Live Cooking CompetitionCocktail / Mock tail CompetitionTable Cover Display / Layout Contest for 2 persons including wine glassesThe Culinary Team Challenge – Edible BuffetHousekeeping competitions Class 1: Three-Tier Wedding CakeClass 2: Artistic Pastry ShowpieceClass 3: Artistic Bakery ShowpieceClass 4: Fruit & Vegetable CarvingClass 5: Butter / Margarine Sculpture
Individual Cold DisplayClass 6: Plated AppetizersClass 7: Petit Fours or PralinesClass 8: Three-Course Set Dinner MenuClass 9: DessertsClass 10: Authentic Indian Regional Cuisine – Powered by NestleClass 11: Cocktail / Mocktail CompetitionClass 12: The Culinary Team Challenge – Buffet CompetitionClass 13: Table Cover Layout / Display Contest for 2 guests including wine glassesClass 19: Best creation out of wasteClass 20: Creative Arts for the Rooms 
Live Contest CategoryClass 14: Live CompetitionClass 15: Practical Asian CookingClass 16: Dress the Cake Class 17: Live Innovative Biryani Cooking Class 18: Creative Skilled Paratha 
Participate cousine in competition:- Skill paratta’s,- Asian paratta’s -Live paratta 
-Briyani’s-Millet based briyani -Chetinad briyani -Dindigual briyani 
-Dress cake competition
 Jury Panel (International)Chef Thomas A.Gugler – President World Chefs Germany Chef Gerard Mendis – Chairman – Chefs Guild of LankaChef Mooroogun Coopen – President Mauritian Chefs Association Chef Daniel Schade – President Association of Chefs Germany Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe – Assistant Vice President Food and Beverage – Aitken Spence HotelChef John Sloane – Assistant Senior Vice President – Galaxy Macau,Hong Kong Chef Mahendran – Executive Sous Chef SATS  Singapore Chef Mariyam Shiuna – Chefs Guild of Maldives Chef Fathimath Umar – Senior Lecturer Pastry arts Maldives Chef Abdulla Sabah – Maldives Chef Tilak Senaratne – Chefs Guild of Lanka Chef Keerthi Hapugasdeniya – Chefs Consultant Australia Jury Moderator Chef Baranidharan – Jury Moderator, Founder and CCO – Chefs Imprint National Jury PanelDr.Chef Manjit Singh Gill – Président – IFCA Chef Vijaya Baskaran – General Secretary – IFCA Chef Vinod Bhati – Indian Culinary Fédération Chef Arvind Rai – Exécutive Chef ITC Ashoka, DelhiChef Kasi Viswanathan – F&B Director Radisson Blu Atria – BengaluruChef Nimesh Bhatia – Chef Consultant Chef Vikram udaygiri – Chef Consultant Chef Mohammed Siddiq – Chef Consultant 
Event Dates & Venue :
Live Competition – Class 1404th September, 2023 at IHM, Tharamani, Chennai
Practical Asian Cooking – Live – Class 155th September 2018 at at IHM, Tharamani, Chennai
For Classes 1-13, 16-2015th, 16th & 17th September, 2023 at Hall No.1, Chennai Trade Centre7:00 am onwards 
Grand Award Ceremony18th September, 2023 at Raddisson Blu Hotel GRT   531, GST Road, St Thomas Mount,  Chennai  10:00 am onwards
To know more details about competition and membership log on to www.sica.co.in

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