Seven contestants vie for Hornbill Naga Chef title
Kisama, Dec. 2 (EMN): The 9th edition of Hornbill Naga Chef contest began on Friday at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
Chef Joel Basumatari, who is the head judge and mentor of the competition, informed that a total of seven participants are vying for the coveted title. The competition will continue till December 9, wherein there will be indigenous cooking competition. The whole idea of the contest was to promote traditional Naga foods, Basumatari said.
He informed that there would be different rounds such as Innovation rounds, my childhood memories, Naga Thali, deserts and others with eliminations in between the rounds. He informed that the ultimate winner would receive cash of INR 2,00,000.
Currently, the contest is being judged by four persons. Organisers are expecting guest judges from Northeast India Chef Association and a renowned Australian Chef, Gary Mehigan.
He shared that the Naga Chef contestants over the years are doing good things by venturing on their own business as Chefpreneurs in and around Kohima, Dimapur and Wokha.