Students from Kibondeni College are the winners of the Samsung Hotblast culinary competition.
The students, namely Mary Kamau, Catherine Kiilur and Josephine Kibochi managed to impress the judges after battling it out with fellow students from Top Chefs Culinary Institute and Boma International Hospitality College after a six-week cooking challenge, spearheaded by Samsung Electronics East Africa in partnership with Sarova Panafric Hotel and Capwell Industries.
Boma International Hospitality College emerged second while Top Chefs Culinary Institute emerged 3rd in the competition. Kibondeni College gets a Samsung Hotblast Microwave oven and the Samsung Twin Cooling refrigerator while winning students get the opportunity of a three-month internship training at Sarova hotels.
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The contestants were tasked with developing recipes demonstrating the capabilities and highlighting the key features of the Hotblast microwave which include slim fry, bake, and fermentation function, throughout the cooking challenge. After being awarded the first place in the competition, Josephine Kibochi said“Thank you so much Samsung and Sarova for this great chance. We were pushed to the limit …we are also very excited about the internship opportunity we will be getting courtesy of Sarova.”
Before the final announcement of the winning school, the contestants undertook a cook-off challenge on 5th March 2018 and were judged on set parameters as well as the adequate use of the unique functions of the microwave oven. The judges included Shailender Singh, Director Food and Beverage Sarova Hotels, Avraj Marwa, Executive Chef Sarova Panafric Hotel, George Mathu, Sous Chef Sarova Panafric, Godfrey Ouda, Executive Chef Sarova Stanley and guest judge Nev Jiwani, group Managing Director Go Places.