Kathmandu: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter organized the PATA Young Tourism Professional
(YTP) Chefs’ Competition under the theme ‘The Contemporary Nepali Cuisine: Embracing Local Ingredients, Limitless Creativity, Health and Sustainability’ on 7th January 2023 at Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM).
A distinguished panel of Honorary Judges, including MasterChef Santosh Shah, Chef Jiten Pradhan, and Chef Dinesh Homagai, evaluated the arts of food preparation, cooking, and presentation skills demonstrated by the students.
The top 10 Students from five leading Hotel Management Member colleges of the PATA Nepal Chapter, IST, GATE, NATHM, PHS, and GCI, took part in the Chefs Competition and introduced some authentic
contemporary Nepali cuisines from diverse cultures and regions with innovative and professional hospitality touch.
Shrawan Rai and Reshma Shrestha from the Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education (GATE) were announced as the Winner of the PATA YTP Chefs Competition, whereas Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management-NATHM (represented by Bijen Bidari and Prasun Kumar) and Premire Hotel School-PHS (represented by Rahul Dhamala and Sherya Kandangwa) were declared as 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up of the competition respectively.