Bangalore, November 06, 2015: To emphasize Hyatt’s focus on its rich culinary heritage, Hyatt Hotels in India introduced the “Hyatt Culinary Challenge –people cooking for people” in 2014. The first season was a memorable experience for our guests as well as the hotel associates engaged in the preparations. The challenge is back in 2015, with the second season commencing 31st October 2015 across ten Hyatt India destinations.

The Hyatt Culinary Challenge was conceptualized as a unique event that will bring together individuals from the corporate realm on a common platform; where they could showcase their culinary expertise and passion for food in an interactive culinary event. Each participant will be paired with a child from the SMILE foundation, Hyatt’s partner NGO in India and they will execute a recipe of their choice for the judges. The corporate winner from each city will compete at the grand finale in Mumbai in November 2015.

Hyatt India Culinary Challenge preliminary rounds will be held across Hyatt Hotels in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune on the 31st October. 01 November 2015, and the finale will be held at Grand Hyatt Mumbai on 15th November 2015. There will also be an exciting digital version of the Culinary Challenge in each of the tem cities where one participant shall be selected to participate in the preliminary round.

Speaking on the occasion, Harleen Mehta, Vice President Sales Operations, Hyatt South Asia said, “The Hyatt Culinary Challenge is an endeavor to bring together people to celebrate their passion for food and make a difference to the community while doing so. We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the participants both offline and online, and look forward to doing more such events over the years.”

Manas Banerjee, General Manager, Hyatt Bangalore MG Road said : “The Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2015, where “people are cooking for people” is the second edition and we are proud to be hosting it this year as well. Hyatt Culinary Challenge exemplifies our commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we touch every day. Cooking together can turn simple moments into memories and I am especially grateful to the Smile India Foundation for partnering with us in this event. I am delighted to see such a wonderful response from all our partners and supporters for this event as some senior corporate leaders are coming together to cook for a social cause in this pan India Hyatt culinary challenge.

According to Vikram Singh Verma, COO, SMILE Foundation, “In order to bring some real and permanent changes in the lives of the most deserving children across India, members of the civil society need to be involved proactively in the process of development. We are overwhelmed by the support from Hyatt India and hope for continued collaboration in the future to see lasting impact in the upliftment of our local communities.”
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)