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Chef Shah Receives a Grand Welcome in TIA

BBC MasterUK professionals 2020 Runner UP chef Santosh Shah receives grand welcome in TIA this 25th Feb 2021 here at Kathmandu Nepal .
Chef Santosh made history by becoming the first ever Nepali to reach the finale of MasterChef Uk 2020, and was declared the runner-up.
Penguin Books will be Publishing his book in 5 different languages, and he plans to travel to different parts of Nepal for research.

Chef Santosh was greeted by 100s of well-wishers including several Nepali chefs and students from IHM College and executive members of i am with chef and members from different chef’s Organization.

Students of IHM college were present with Nepali flags welcoming Chef Santosh, Bikram Dangol (IHM College) told Nepalisite. Despite having worked in India for 10 years learning and moving up in the food business, he did not compete in MasterChef Uk 2020 as an Indian Chef and introduce Indian foods in the contest. He could easily have done that and even increase his chances to win because Indian is a lucrative market for any international business. Instead, he showcased variety of Nepali dishes and wowed the judges and won the hearts of many.

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ihm college & i am with chef welcomes to Chef Shah

Kathmandu, March 5: Popular chef Santosh Shah has made Nepal proud through his hard work and perseveration. Recently shah finished first runner-up in the BBC Television competitive cooking show, Master Chef: The Professionals, which has helped Nepal known to the world.

Following this achievement, Shah known as ‘king of cooking’ has garnered popularity not only in Nepal but also across the world. Congratulatory messages were pouring in for him.

Shah has heightened image of Nepal to the world by providing the country’s indigenous dishes to the globe. “There is no difficulty to get success in the world. Just hard work is needed. I have made a plan to promote Nepal’s typical dishes across the world,” shared an elated Shah, who today landed in Nepal following this achievement.

He was talking to media-persons at Tribhuvan International Airport shortly after landing here from the UK. Operating a restaurant each in the UK and Nepal is his recent plan on the table. “Hard work is a secret of my success. We try to be happy with whatever we have.”

Obviously, he went through a journey of struggle to reach this situation. I did struggle a lot in my life. “I used to sell plastic bags and bread at a point in time. Now I am happy with whatever achievement I have got,” he shared.

He said that he arrived Nepal to learn more from Nepali chefs as he started to prepare Nepali food only from two years ago.
Shah said, “Our food habit is not so hygienic. I want to request all to have warm food and only drink bottle water.”

I had never expected that I, an ordinary Nepali, could get such big success. There is no recognition to chef and food in the country. He started journey of struggle with an objective of doing something in this sector, added Shah.

He opined, “Though I worked in India for 10 years as chef, now I got success as I had thought doing something for the recognition of Nepali food and Nepal.”

“Now, there will be quality in Nepali food and the country can also make income by publishing the indigenous Nepali dishes,” he opined.
Shah is publishing a book ‘Cook Book’ in five languages. He said that he arrived in Nepal for the activities related to the book publication. A world-wide roadmap of food has been prepared and the campaign would be started from London, he said.

“There is no chef culture in Nepal but it is possible,” the king of cooking, Shah hoped.

Shah, who arrived in Nepal at the initiative and facilitation of the Pacific Asia Travel association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, will be in the country for about a month. He will be the key-note speaker in the 44th annual general meeting of PATA.

Shah will also participate in the programs to be organized by other tourism organizations including Nepal tourism Board (NTB).

Photo : Ratopati.com
– Sourse: Rising Nepal daily

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NATHM felicitates to chef Santosh Shah

Master Chef Santosh Shah has participated in facilitation program , organized by Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management NATHM, Kathmandu , Nepal on 3rd March 2021 .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nk7hv_xXx4
NATHM has given huge tribute to chef Santosh shah , who is also runner up , of BBC Masterchef UK Professionals 2020
Along with Chef Shah, other chefs including NATHM’s graduates making mark in the hospitality and other sectors were also honoured .
Students of NATHM welcomes to chef Santosh with traditional hospitality and DHAKATOPI.
Team NATHM has congratulated to chef Santosh for his outstanding contribution for promoting Nepalese food in international reality show .
NATHM which is preparing itself to attract students from the SAARC Region, BIMSTEC nations and China, bagged appreciation from Shah that its infrastructures are world-class and was impressed with the overall management.
Dipak Kumar Thapa, Executive Director of NATHM said, “The management is grateful to Shah for paying a visit to the college as it will encourage students to learn different aspects of hospitality from such a prominent figure.”

Photo credit : Breaknlinks.com

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Senior chefs said “Need action plan to promote heritage cuisine”

Chef Shreeram Adikari talking with Adviser of Chef Association of Nepal, Chef Govinda Narsingh KC

Nepal’s most senior chefs says government and concern all stake holders should come in same umbrella for promoting Heritage cuisine locally and globally. They said that not even us but most of the foreigners they also like Nepali heritage food . Specking in the Show ‘ chef never retire’, the first executive chef of Nepal Govinda Narsing KC says if we promote our heritage food in different ways it would help to promote National identity . Government, Tourism Board, Hotel association , Chef association and other stake holders should jointly work together for making action plan and its implementation he said .

Senior chef and founder president of Chef Association of Nepal Puspa Thapa Magar says first secular and yearly calendar body has to form to make action plan for food promotion and concern organization equally be responsible with result basis  . He insists that lack of the documents and documentation of campaigns , we do not show our past records and verities of Nepali cuisine to rest of the worlds .

The program facilitated by Chef Vicks, another speaker , president of Chefs association , Shree ram Adhikari said that Chefs association is planing to promote our heritage food by organizing different programs  in China, India, other country of South Asia, East Asia and in Europe as well . Only expert chefs who has been working in particular menu of Nepali heritage food will be given an opportunity to participate he said.

The Live show ‘ Chef Never Retire ‘ and ‘ i am with chef ‘ is aired every sunday at 9 am . This program is produced my Karma Media in association with IHMCollege’ it cares’ – College of International Hotel Management , satdobatochowk.

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