3rd Annual Chefs Conclave & Awards organised at Chitkara University in association with Chefs Association of Five Rivers (CAFR)
The biggest annual event of the culinary fraternity – CAFR 3rd Chefs Conclave & Awards was organised today at Chitkara University in association with Chefs Association of Five Rivers CAFR. The theme of the event held today was “SaptaSindhu”. Hosted by Chitkara University with the intention to express its acknowledgement and support to Chefs and Entrepreneurs, who have made consistent efforts to put the Indian cuisine on the world culinary map, the event was a huge success with celebrity Chefs from all over the country participating in it. Many dignitaries at the event claimed this to be an excellent opportunity to show support and appreciation for the culinary fraternity.
Chefs Association of Five Rivers – CAFR is a nodal body comprising of Chefs, Food Historians, Food Scientists, Food Writers, and Educationists and Researches from all across North India, under the aegis of Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), and is a proud member of World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). Visionary, Chef Manjit S Gill, Chef TejRazdan, Chef Sanjiv Verma and Chef Navdeep Sharma founded this association, which now has 1000 chef members from across North India. CAFR ‘s main objective is to develop a ‘Sustainable Environment’ for food producers and consumers through Workshops, Conclaves, Culinary Exchange Programs, Food discussions, Food Events, Culinary Tours, etc. The Association also aims at developing individual skills and knowledge groups where chefs can connect, share and learn.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, said, “We are happy to have hosted CAFR’s 3rd Chefs Conclave today. It was an excellent opportunity for our students to interact with accomplished Chefs. We have once again showcased the prowess of Chitkara University to host such events for the benefit of the culinary industry, entrepreneurs and students.”
Chef TejRazdan and Chef Sanjeev Verma at the conclave elaborated, “We aim at bringing to life the culture and food practices of undivided Punjab (from 1800 A.D. to 1950 A.D.). He added, “The Conclave will begin with a panel discussion with eminent Chefs and Food Historians discussing the Journey of Food, Ethnic Equipment and Cooking Practices of the yesteryears, the Lost Recipes and the origin of modern day Punjabi cuisine. There will be special emphasis on the discussion around this going forward.”
3rd Annual Chefs Conclave & Awards organised at Chitkara University
In the technologically advanced times that we live in today, we know bloggers and social media influences are an essential element for the success of hospitality industry. We are happy to note that the event has been attended by nationally reputed hospitality industry bloggers. The second panel discussion – Chefs Vs Bloggers, brought up important points about digital media marketing practices, and how the industry and chefs can benefit from it. The event ended with a glittering awards ceremony that recognised various efforts of the culinary fraternity.
About Chitkara University:
In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30km from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010, Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under ‘The Chitkara University Act’. Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognised university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Chitkara University has been founded by Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara who have been passionate teachers for more than 40 years now. Chitkara Education brings with it a reputation that has been earned through years of serving the career – needs of the student community. It is a reputation for excellence and innovation among coveted employers for preparing graduates who have the knowledge and skills they need for success in their workplace.
Chitkara University graduates go on to great careers, as they have their hands-on the responsive teaching methodology. Students from around the county are attracted to Chitkara University because of their commitment to teaching excellence, because they conduct research that makes a difference, because of their industry partnerships and because of their tailored courses. This difference has been acknowledged by students, parent, alumni, government, and industry since the inception of the university.
Within a decade, most of Chitkara University academic programs are ranked among the top 50 programs in the country which speaks volumes about their string academic heritage, highly committed faculty, extensive industry collaborations, great international connections, and state of the art campus facilities.