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Indonesian Consulate in Karachi to promote Indonesian Cuisine through Gastro-Diplomacy

November 24, 2019

Karachi, November 24, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi in collaboration with the Pakistan Young Chefs Club (PYCC) organized the 1st Karachi Pakistan Young Chefs Club Cooking Competition on 22nd – 23rd November 2019. The Cooking; Indonesian Cuisine; Competition Program was part of Indonesia gastro-diplomacy to promote Indonesian cuisine to the Pakistani people especially to the young talented chefs of Pakistan in Karachi. Indonesian Consulate seeks to intensify culinary diplomacy or gastro-diplomacy as part of efforts to increase economic diplomacy that has become the attention of the President of Indonesia.

Pakistan Young Chefs Club is a non-profit career development platform, backed by Karachi Institute of Culinary Arts Foundation, offering the opportunity to the young chefs to show the culinary skill set and get the chance to prove their expertise in this sector. According to PYCC President Muhammad Afzal, low productivity and inadequate skillsets among workers are reflective of a dysfunctional system. He further said that through this competition, participants will garner a rich appreciation for the culture, heritage and history behind the delicious local cuisine and especially Indonesian cuisine.

Consul General of Indonesia, Mr. Totok Prianamto was the Chief Guest of the Award Ceremony and appreciated the efforts of the young chefs a lot in promoting people to people contact. Consul General also congratulated KICA Foundation and PYCC for conducting the successful competition for young talented chefs of Pakistan with special theme “Indonesian Cuisine” and hope such activities and collaborations can keep continue and improve in the future.

This cooking competition is divided into two categories- Individual and Team Competition. There were 50 participants in the competition which participated in this competition from all over the Karachi and they have chosen the one class for the competition. There were 8 classes in which participant can compete and their name are Modern Sushi Platter, Nasi Tumpeng (SASA) Team competition, Indonesian Gastronomy Set Menu, Pasta Challenge, Sea Food Challenge, Organic Chicken “Asian Cuisine” and main course Chicken.

During the Award ceremony a live Indonesian food demo was given by Chef Shoaib. Judges panel include representatives from Industry senior chefs. These judges with keen eyes for perfection and had taken authenticity, technique, taste, presentation, safety and hygiene into consideration.

For more information, contact:
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan
E/1-5 Shahrah-e-Iran, Clifton,
Karachi (Pakistan)
Tell: +92-21-35874623
Fax: +92-21-35874483

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