Naga Chef Season 8 cooking competition begins

Naga Chef Season 8 cooking competition begins
Naga Chef Season 8 participants with judges and organisers. (DIPR)
Dimapur, Dec 2 | Publish Date: 12/2/2021 1:32:21 PM IST

 The much-awaited Naga Chef Season 8 cooking competition “Let’s get cooking” began on Thursday at Naga Chef Arena, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.

10 contestants were shortlisted from the screening round to compete for the coveted title “Naga Chef Season 8”. Professional chefs but talented amateur cooks are participating in the competition. 

For the first round of the competition, the contestants had to showcase their Culinary Skills by preparing a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian Naga dish.

The competition will have several rounds that will identify different skills required to be a successful chef and entrepreneur. Contestants will be assessed on specific cooking skills, creativity and innovation, experience and knowledge of local cuisine, passion for food and the art of cooking, ability to work under pressure, attitude and teamwork skills.

This year’s Naga Chef winner will walk away with a prize money of Rs. 3 lakhs and gift hampers worth over Rs. 2 lakhs. The competition will conclude on December 9 while the winner will be announced on December 10. 

Naga Chef is a first of its kind culinary skills competition in Nagaland organized by Synergy Group Enterprise in partnership with the department of Tourism, government of Nagaland. 

The objective of the competition is to increase the appreciation of Nagaland’s unique indigenous cuisine and to provide a platform to entrepreneurial Naga chefs to showcase the delectable range of Naga food to the world.

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