Six teams, twenty-four Chefs, one and a half hours and the outcome? An array of delectable dishes of Asian & Indian cuisine. The first ever Corporate Cook Off organised by Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport was a big success! Leading corporates and IT companies of Kolkata namely Jakson Limited , Acclaris Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., TEOCO Corporation, Concentrix India Manpower Group, and eRevMax took part in the friendly cook off and presented an array of mouth-watering creations lovingly created by their team members.
The idea behind organizing this fun cook off event was to provide an avenue for the corporate professionals to unwind and de stress in a fun and friendly cooking contest while exhibiting their culinary skills and encouraging team-building activities, group bonding, improved communication, and foster camaraderie while whipping up fun in the kitchen!
The event was flagged off by a welcome address by Debashis Brahma, Director of Sales & Marketing at Holiday Inn Kolkata followed by the official cake cutting ceremony of the designer Bosses Cook Off cake. Each team accompanied by their respective bosses cooked up a storm at the event. The pre function area of the banquet was set up like a hyper-mart with dedicated sections of fresh vegetables, fish & poultry, spices and condiments consisting of every ingredient and accessory one would require for the cooking and the other side had the cooking stations lined up with names of respective teams mentioned against each. The teams had to make an appetiser and a main course from either Asian or Indian cuisine. Apart from myself, Poorna Banerjee, Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Kolkata, Suman Chakraborty, were asked to judge the culinary contest
The enthusiasm and active participation from the teams after a hectic day at work was commendable.
The outcome of the cook off was as follows:
1st Runner up: Concentrix
2nd Runner Up: Manpower Limited.
The winning teams were handed over winning trophies, complimentary stay vouchers, F&B dining vouchers and chocolate hampers from Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport. All teams were handed over a certificate of participation.
Bon apetit !!!
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