Asian chef contest to return to Male’ in 2011: report

The Hotel Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge will return to Male’ in 2011 to bring together award winning chefs from across Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Mauritius and the Phillipines to find unique Asian flavours and recipes.

Miadhu reported that the event, which is scheduled to take place in the capital between 14 July and 16 July, 2011, is now in its seventh year and will be overseen by chef Alan Palmer, who is also a member of the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS). The report added that some 400 chefs are hoped to attend next year’s challenge.

About 300 chefs were in attendance for the 2010 Hotel Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge event that saw an international panel of judges come to Male’ to oversee 13 different competition categories relation to cuisine.