Published: 19th June 2017
Hyderabad girl Trisha Reddy wins 5 Lakhs in India's biggest young chef competition
Trisha Reddy from Hyderabad Public school won the title of 'Young Chef India' supported by Ministry of Tourism and organized by IIHM
Trisha Reddy of Hyderabad Public School won the India's biggest culinary hunt for class 12 students 'Young Chef India' supported by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism and organized by International Institute of Hotel Management. The event reached its grand finale after screening 30,000 student chefs for 6 months and shortlisting 8 best Young Chefs across four zones - East, West, North and South to the grand finals of IIHM Young Chef India Schools 2017 on NDTV Good Times. These selected 8 were keen to cook up a storm in IIHM's Delhi campus with only 2 hours on the clock to cook a main dish with 2 accompaniments and a pre-decided dessert - Malpua Sandwich. The eight sharpened their knives and set off to the meal that could win them the title and bring a cool Rs. 5 Lakh cheque home.
Trisha Reddy, Winner IIHM Young Chef India Schools 2017 remarked, "As we neared the day, I lost sleep. I was very tense but when they announced my name, I was shocked. I couldn't believe it was me. For the cook off, my game plan was Hyderabadi flavours. The tang of the tomato and spice from the cloves is a winning combination and I had to use it to my benefit. None expected me to win. I am happy now and with this money that I won, I would love to donate to a blind school In Hyderabad, while the rest will be kept for my future."
The panel of Judges along with Celebrity Chef, Kunal Kapur had special awards as well to be handed over to the worthy winners. The Jury Award was given to Ekta Ganwani while The Digital Chef Award was handed over to Mansi Verma. The Best Organised Chef Award was taken by Muskan Hossain.