Imphal, Oct 14
SheChef (earlier called ShiChef) is a cooking competition organised by the Exotic School of Cooking in collaboration with Popa Restaurantas part of the Shirui Lily Festival. In its second season this year, SheChef 2019 is being organised with an aim to carry forward the famous slogan of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, “BetiBachao, BetiPadhao.” This platform aims to unearth the culinary skills of many women and help them turn their passion into profession. This is an attempt to facilitate financial independence and confidence for women in Manipur. The competitors will cook using locally produced ingredients which will also eventually help the farmers by adding value to their produce, while altogether promoting indigenous cuisine.
The competition will take place at TNL Ground, Ukhrul Town, during the entire duration of the Shirui Lily Festival, i.e. 16thto 19thOctober 2019. After a public call for interested participants, final six contestants have been selected for the competition through a process of screening. They are from the ages of 18 to 26 and their names are as under:
The competition will be held for 4 days with 4 different themes for cooking. The judges meticulously selected for the competition are Chingyo Shinglai, RupaliLongjam and Dr.ChangmeiShadang. The first two are qualified chefs while the third is an expert in nutrition. A unique feature of this season is that the entire organising team is made up by only women.
The winner will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 while the second and third prize recipients will receive Rs. 20,000 and Rs.10,000 respectively. The consolation prize will be Rs. 2000 each.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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