World On A Plate Season 4 edition 2 brings together India’s top chefs and hosts Britain’s legendary Chef Marco Pierre White’sSouth India debut at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
08th June 2019: Over 3000 food lovers flocked to season 4 Bangalore edition of World On A Plate, India’s biggest gourmet festival, featuring the legend of ‘Modern Cooking’ Marco Pierre White on June 1st and June 2nd, 2019 held at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore(official hospitality partner). Touted to be Bangalore’s biggest edition till date, WOAP Season 4 edition 2 saw over 5 Celebrity Chef Masterclasses, 22 food pop-ups by exceptional restaurants that span regional Indian & global cuisines, unique desserts showcases, an impressive cocktail program and live music which headlined a memorable 2019 for every visitor. Chef Marco Pierre White showcased his signature dishes –Macaroni of Wild Mushrooms and the Macaroni of Fresh Seafood and Tarragon. He also conducted master classes which were attended by key food personalities in the city and the top food influencers of Bangalore.
There was an exclusive 7-course dinner that was attended by celebrities& Influencers like cricketer Javagal Srinath, Manoviraj Khosla, Badminton player Anup Sridhar, Waseem Khan, and Chef Rakhee Vaswani while the exclusive 7-course brunch was attended by Chef Vicky Ratnani, Chef Vinesh Johnny and Chef Joonie Tan to name a few.
In his usual formidable style, Marco Pierre White signed aprons for young chefs and took photographs with lines that amassed thousands of fans, as he mentioned “India has yet again given me more than I have given it. This country has been a very emotional and culturally rich experience for me.” Everyone from the food fraternity in attendance pledged to support the message of raising 50,000 meals for underprivileged children in association with HUG Foundation.
The festival was kicked off with a panel discussion on ‘Women in Hospitality’ with celebrity chef Pooja Dhingra, Founder, Le15 Patisserie, Ms. Parul Thakur, Senior Area Director Revenue Strategy, South Asia at Marriott International, Chef Rakhee Vaswani, TV Anchor, Author and Owner, Palate Culinary Academy and Studio and Ms. Neeth Medappa, Certified Baker and Culinary Trainer. The panel raised some important questions on gender and what it is to be a woman in the industry. The speakers also recounted their personal journeys to success and the struggles they faced therein.
The festival also witnessed the presence of renowned chefs like Chef Bruno Cerdan, Chef Rakhee Vaswani, Chef Vicky Ratnani, Chef Neeth Medappa, Chef Vinesh Johny, Chef Joonie Tan, Chef Sebastian Simon, Chef Abhijit Saha, Chef Vikas Seth, Chef Gautham Balasubramanian and Santhosh B (Third Wave Coffee Roasters), to spread education on exploratory cuisines, teach gourmet food pairings and impart some lesser-known tips and tricks learned in kitchens across the globe, followed by Tete-A-Tete between Chef Marco Pierre White and Chef Manu Chandra. The interaction with the experts in the Masterclasses also resulted in discovering some lesser-known culinary tips and tricks for the budding chefs.
The CEO of Gold Rush Entertainment, Mr. Kiran Soans opined, “I have always believed that World on A Plate is not an ordinary food festival but one that captures all senses, enabling everyone to appreciate the finer art of food, making it the biggest and the most credible International Food Festival in the country. Our goal has been to give our chefs a global platform and Chef Marco Pierre White was an integral part of our growth and vision as we invited gourmands, aspiring college graduates, home chefs, professional chefs and foodies alike to pitch in and raise the culinary level of the country. We feel this platform has given Indian chefs an opportunity to showcase food as a genuine expression of passion and love.”
Commenting on his experience, Chef Marco says- “My second visit to India has only reinforced its beauty and its culinary history which is fascinating. Bangalore has been a delightful experience and the people here have been very warm and kind. I was very delighted to meet the city’s top 16 chefs and taste their creations, each of which were unique in their own way.I believe that events like World On A Plate truly inspire people to cook and take up cooking as a profession, enabling their dreams to start their own ventures someday”
The unique tete-e-tete between Chef Marco and Chef Manu Chandra was a success as they debated on the nuances of cooking across cultures along with an exclusive opportunity for the audience to meet and greet their godfathers, who also signed the memorabilia for them.
This huge culinary festival also revealed 7 unique award categories, whose winners include:
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