This workshop was unique as the children were supposed to produce their dishes at their own home, bring it to the college, finish it, present it, talk about it and get it tasted by VSHM’s expert chefs.
The children brought along Fudge Cake, Tri colour Idli with Chutney, Banana & Strawberry Cake, Corn salad, Buttermilk and Veg Pulao. These dishes were tested for their presentation, texture, colour combination and, indeed, the taste. Chef Malakar, Chef Sidharth and Chef Sunil Kumar from the college, on their part gave a live demonstration of Chinese cooking and taught them to prepare honey-chilly potatoes, Schezwan Paneer, Hakka Noodles and Banana Fritters with vanilla ice cream.
Sporting kitchen aprons and long Chef caps on their heads, these young people themselves looked like professional chefs. They shot many selfies and took a lot of pride in their work. All this created an exciting, bustling atmosphere in the kitchen.
“I am amazed to see a professional kitchen, its range of equipment and learnt a bit on the kitchen etiquette. All this will be very useful to me in the future” said one of the starry-eyed girl student”
The purpose behind conducting these activities is creating amongst the young students a sense of teamwork and camaraderie. Whatever little they have seen or done with their own hands today, will definitely create a lasting impression in their minds said Mr. R.K. Bhandari, Dean, School of Hospitality Management, Ansal University.