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New Delhi, February 06, 2016: PADMA SHRI, AWARDED TO CHEF IMTIAZ QURESHI, the legendary Indian chef, who is the Grand Master Chef of ITC Hotels for his contributions in the culinary art. The award was bestowed to him on January 26, 2016. It is for the first time that a professional chef has been recognized with Padma awards by the country. INDIAN CULINARY FORUM, since last eight years has been consistently striving to get the culinary art to be recognized by the government. The achievement by Chef Imtiaz Qureshi, is a successful result of the efforts put by INDIAN CULINARY FORUM under the leadership of CHEF DAVINDER KUMAR, President, ICF AND SHRI ANIL BHANDARI.

ANIL BHANDARI, VETERAN HOTELIER SAID, “Our efforts have paid results at the end. We have consistently been pursuing it with successive governments and ministers for eight years. It is a good beginning, and I’m really happy that a great chef has been recognized by the country.”

Commenting on the achievement, CHEF DAVINDER KUMAR, PRESIDENT, ICF said,“On behalf of the entire ICF team, I would like to congratulate Chef Imtiaz Qureshi for the award. I’m thankful to our Government to consider culinary art as one of the most important disciplines in India. Padma Shri award for such great Chef for his contribution to the culinary industry, is the result paid off well for the efforts of ICF.”

Indian Culinary Forum has always functioned as an exclusive non-profit-making organization, Dedicated solely to the advancement of the culinary art of India. The Forum’s objective is to act as a link, platform, useful and necessary instrument for the national community of chefs. The achievement of the first ever Profession Chef, is a step forward to mark the importance of the culinary industry, to be chosen as a profession.

 Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire) 

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