The demand for delicate foods is no longer restricted to the few adults, but teenagers have developed their unique palette and the younger ones seem more than ever to know what they want to eat and cook. Yes, that’s right their passion for food is at an ever high and their interest in cooking is not only a welcome surprise but also one of lots of joy.
Welcome to the inaugural “JUNIOR SUPER CHEF” competition sponsored by SunGold and SunRice starting 14th September at the Westgate Shopping Mall.
The selections have started and it has been a great response from parents, schoolteachers and friends. The age category is 8 years to 16years old, with three members in the group, one of who has to be between 8 and 10 years old.
The judges’ panel includes Shailendra Singh, Karan Suri, Elaine Dang and Mohamed Raghib. This interesting combination is made up of international expertise, taste and youthfulness.
Chef Shailendra Singh is the Group Executive Chef to Sarova Hotels and his vast experience with Kenyan catering allows him to take a look at the competition with a wise taste.
Chef Karan Suri is the Group Executive Chef to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya and he comes in with a young, innovative and artistic approach. Karan has rose from ranks and built his style from working with the Oberoi Group, New Delhi to the New York Le Cirque and the Raffles Dubai.
Elaine Dang is the General Manager at EatOut. With such a role, Elaine is regularly eating at some of the best restaurants Nairobi has to offer so she has refined her palate for what a quality meal should look and taste like. Prior to EatOut, Elaine lived in California where her love and critique of food first developed. She also taught high school math for two years and worked for a primary education company in Kenya; Elaine is still an active advocate for education and children.
Mohamed Raghib was the SunGold SunRice Super Chef 3 finalist 2013. His passion for cooking showed no boundaries as he put the adults under stress with his talent, and hunger for elegance and creativity.
The juniors are all set to stir up the spices, dip in the sweets and add a little sour to heat up a competition that the audience is going to enjoy. The competition will run from 14th September – 5th October