Countdown begins for Hotel Asia Exhibition, International Culinary Challenge 2019

Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge 2019 has been announced, with the biggest annual food and hospitality event in Maldives set to take place in October.

Organised by Maldives Exhibition and Conference Service (MECS) in association with Sri Lankan Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS) and Indian Exhibition and Conference Services (IECS), the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge 2019 will take place at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male from October 6-9.

The trade show is one of the key hospitality events in the Maldives, promoting the nation’s food, beverage, hospitality and tourism sectors. It has been endorsed by three bodies: Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development, and the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Leading resort supplier Bestbuy Maldives (BBM), which has served as the main sponsor of the event since its inception over a decade ago, is set to continue their support.

“Bestbuy Maldives remains not only a reliable supplier to the industry, but the company also provides opportunities for new talent to flourish and to showcase their talent,” a statement issued by BBM read.

This year, BBM is expected to reveal new additions to their extended portfolio of products. In 2018, the company launched two new products, Veliche and Da Vinci.

As with previous years, running concurrently with the exhibition will be the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge. BBM will be sponsoring a number of classes and corresponding prizes.

Endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and recognised globally as a World Chefs competition, the Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to showcase their culinary talents and go head to head with their colleagues from some of the finest culinary establishments across the archipelago. The competition will be judged by a star-studded panel of international chefs, headed by veteran Swiss chef Alan Palmer.

Winners of the culinary challenge will receive amazing opportunities from BBM to take their skills to an international level.

BBM along with the brands they represent have sponsored these categories: Dress the Cake, Novelty Cake, Bread and Pastry Display, Dessert (Display), Tapas/Finger Food, Desserts, Hot Pasta Appetiser, Creative Asian Dish, Creative Sandwich, Team Challenge, Maldivian Dish, Young Chef, Tea Challenge, and Iced Mocktail.

BBM will also be sponsoring these main awards: Best Culinary Establishment, Most Outstanding Chef, Most Outstanding Pastry Chef, Top Maldivian Chef, and the Best Artist.

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