The 2016 Young Chef Olympiad in New Delhi, India begins today, January 27th and concludes with a the finals and award ceremony in Kolkata on Saturday, February 1st. Among the 67 students from 67 countries who will compete this week is Les Roches Marbella Bachelor of International Hospitality Managementstudent, Ipshita Kumar.
Ipshita is a student ambassador and is currently studying her final year of the BBA program. Even before starting college here in 2013, she was very passionate about cooking so it came as no surprise that she would seek and win Les Roches Marbella’s student Master Chef competition. As the 2015 Master Chef of Les Roches Marbella, Ipshita will represent the school in a bid to become the 2016 international young chef champion. The honor of such a feat would be two-fold as Ipshita represents both Spain, where she studies, and her home country of India, where the competition is being held.
Despite only studying culinary arts during one semester of practical training at Les Roches, Ipshita’s love of food and creative approach will not go unnoticed by the competitions judges. To prepare for the Young Chef Olympiad, Ipshita spent the past week at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts in Jordan (RACA) with other students who will represent Les Roches’ global campuses. While there they undertook a series of master classes from top international chefs.
Schedule of Events
The competition kicks off with the Opening Ceremony gala in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, January 27th. The following day the contestants will split into three groups. One group will remain in New Delhi while the others will travel to either Mumbai or Bangalore where they will begin the first round of the competition.
Round two will be held among all contestants in Kolkata from the 30th to the 31st with the final cook-off and awards ceremony being held in Kolkata on Monday, February 1st. Visit the competition’s official website for the full schedule of events.
Follow Ipshita on Social Media
During the competition you can follow Ipshita through her live broadcasts on Periscope as well as updates on Les Roches Marbella’s official Twitter account and Facebook Page.
Young Chef Olympiad on Periscope (Official live updates) @ycolympiad