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Korea-India Food Culture Festival, All India Korean Culinary Challenge 2021

Korean Cultural Centre India, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi presents Hybrid event(On & Off-line mixed up event), Professionals & Open to all

– Food Culture Festival(final round of competition, award ceremony along with cultural events related to BTS, The Squid Game)

10th November 2021, New Delhi: 2nd All India Korean Culinary Challenge is being organized by Korean Cultural Centre India and Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi. There are two categories; professional (Hotel management & Culinary School Students included) and open to all. Participants need to send their own cooking video of any one Korean culinary at till 20th November 2021, the last day for registration.

Participants can choose any Korean culinary with authentic recipe or innovative fusion with Indian cuisine. The best 20 videos based on the criteria, creativity, performance, authenticity(recipe, ingredient, etc.), cooking skills, final dish demonstration, video editing, etc will be selected for the 2nd round.

The 2nd round will be held with the selected best 20 videos based on the number of views and likes on two hosts` SNS channels from 23rd Nov to 4th Dec, 2021. The professional judges will watch and evaluate all processes and results of each participants` cooking on the day. This system is designed for including netizens` participation and the importance of public opinions and trends.

10 finalists, 5 from each category will be invited to participate in Delhi for 3rd round – the Finale round on 11th December at BCIHMCT. The finalist will have to show their best skill at the kitchens, reception hall provided by BCIHMCT. The professional judges will watch and evaluate all processes and results of each participants` cooking on the day.

The result award ceremony will be held on that day at the auditorium of BCIHM along with all Korean cultural experience programs including Korean authentic food reception and marvellous performance, Taekwondo demonstration consisting of Korean martial art`s refined demonstration and its dance on K-Pop songs like BTS. Korean Cultural Centre India confirmed there will be various contents of Korean cultural experience on that day including ‘the Squid Game’ play sets (Dalgona, Marble play, etc.)

LG Electronics India will upgrade this event by supporting its premium cooking appliances. Young Lak Kim-MD, LG Electronics India said, “Food is an integral part of Indian & Korean culture. At LG Electronics we have an extensive range of Refrigerators which helps in storage of food while maintaining the nutrition & our range of microwaves enables people to make scrumptious food in a healthy way. We are delighted to be part of this prestigious event & wish all participants best of luck. I would also like to applaud Korean Cultural Centre for organizing this event, this is an excellent way to create awareness about Korean food in India.”

Hwang Il-yong, director of Korean Cultural Centre India said, “Very glad and excited to see Indian cooks` creative challenges, new experiments through Korea-India cuisines. I am very grateful to BCIHM, their hospitality and willingness for this event in a row. Thanks to them, we can create and see another phase of glocalization in our food culture. Korean food generated by Indian can not be limited as just ‘copied Korean’, it is “Indian” food and culture.”

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