WGSHA celebrates International Chef Day in Manipal
Manipal: The fragrance of breads, cakes, and cuisine, both regional and international, wafted in the air as students of the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) celebrated two important events, International Chef Day and World Bread Day, here on Monday.
As one stepped inside the Chaitya Hall at Hotel Valley View, where these celebrations were held, one was in a dilemma. What was more interesting the cuisine or the beautiful way in which they were decorated by the students? The creative talent of the students was in full display at the event.
According to the Head of the Department of Hotel Operations Subjects at the WGSHA, Y.G. Tharakan, the chef’s competition was held for all the classes.
“The competition is based on regional, national and international cuisines. It gives an opportunity for students to show their skill and to innovate and create masterpieces. It creates interest in the culinary profession among students,” he said.
Ingredients were brought from all over the country to create authentic flavour in the final products. Prof. Tharakan said, “We got the list of ingredients in advance from the students. It helps them to understand the efficient use of ingredients and technology for bringing out quality products.”
The celebration of Bread Day gave the students an opportunity to see, familiarise themselves with and to deal with the variety of ingredients used in baking all over the world. Nearly 200 varieties of breads from different parts of the world and with a long history were recreated at the Chaitya Hall for educating the students of Manipal.
Rare breads such as Italian Baguette, Fig and Honey Muffins, Sicilian Bacon Wheel, Chelsea Buns, Hot Cross Buns, Berliners, Ciabata, Focacia, Gugelhupf, Pasca Panettone, Stollen, Pumpernickel, Belgian Roll Baton, Vienna Bread, Bara Brith, Farl, Barm Brack, Welsh Bread and Baguette were put on display. What is more, the visitors were even allowed to taste them with accompaniments.
Common breads along with international breads were also on display. The international bread included Kaiser, Portuguese Bread, German Oatmeal Bread, Rye and Beer Bread, Farmhouse Bread, Milk Loaf, Sheermal, Irish Soda Bread, Fried Cinnamon Rolls, Brioche, Chocolate Bread, Polenta Bread, Pane Di Mais and Pain De Champagne.
Besides these, regional and national breads were on display. It included varieties of paratas from different parts of the country such as Kulcha, Roti, and Naan.