The Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE) and Hands in Hospitality Chef’s Association to organize a Cooking competition in Nizamabad tomorrow. It will be held at Hotel Vamshi International, Nizamabad. The theme of the competition is Paushetik Vegetarian.
Neetu Kiran, honourable Mayor of Nizamabad Municipal Corporation will be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the contest. Smt. Shilpa Reddy, Entrepreneur, Co-foundewr of Ekam Earlt and Influential Socialite will be the guest of honour.
The Cooking competition” is titled as “Mera Swad Mera Swaasth”
It is a four city contest being held in Telangana. It was started from Karimnagar on 17th August, 2022 and already held at Warangal. Subsequently it will be held in Mahabubnagar on 22nd September. The finals will be held on 16th October in Hyderabad. Anyone can participate.
There is a nominal registration fee of Rs 200/-. All the participants will be given Prizes, Aprons and Certificates. Ms. Sandhya Reddy of COWE disclosed that all the women who are interested in participating need to take cooked vegetarian based food cooked at home and display it at the contest arena. COWE is inviting all the enterprising women to showcase their culinary skills.
The contest is not just aimed to test culinary skills, but to spot entrepreneurial talent among rural women and nurture their future entrepreneurial aspirations. It is a contest with a unique purpose. COWE aims to turn 150 rural women into food entrepreneurs.
Any aspiring woman can participate. The chefs will judge based on the healthy nature of the food, concept, innovation, presentation. Best participants of each center will participate in the final where they need to cook live in a live kitchen. Prior to the final a workshop will be run for them. Three best winners will be picked up in the final. Based on their interest, ambitious women will be nurtured and groomed to become women entrepreneurs.
1st, 2nd and 3rd plus 5 consolation prize winners will be selected for the finals. 100 to 150 women are expected to participate in each center. About 500 women are expected to participate in the contest. 35% of these women will be converted into women entrepreneurs.