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[Press Release]Himanshu Saini wins Rohini Dey’s Chef Search in Delhi for Amazing Culinary Talent

[Press Release]Himanshu Saini wins Rohini Dey’s Chef Search in Delhi for Amazing Culinary Talent

Delhi, 30 April 2013 – The 26years old talented Himanshu Saini from Delhi, who presented a dish Sarson Ka Saag Qusedilla with Butter Milk foam, beat his fellow contestants during the live cook-off on which they were given 2.5 hours to cook and plate their dishes.  He was crowned the winner of an exciting salary of upto $70,000 to work at a renowned restaurant Vermilion in New York & Chicago plus US permanent residency sponsorship.

The renowned judges Rohini Dey, Sharmila Tagore, Marryam Reshii, Karen Anand, Rocky Mohan & Anoothi Vishal reviewed each participant on 3 criteria’s: taste, presentation, Indian-Latin creativity attributing ten points each to these qualities.
The presentation, flavor, originality and creativity was what gave him an added edge over his fellow participants & garnered a score of 128 points from the judges. The Judges were extremely impressed with his beautiful presentation, mix of Indian & Latin flavours and his cooking skills.
After he was adjudged as the ultimate winner, Rohini Dey said: “Today marks a wonderful achievement in the culmination of Indian talent and we are thrilled to congratulate Himanshu on a superb performance and he is definitely a worthy winner.”

The winner said: “I am unbelievably excited, not every aspiring chef has the opportunity to work at such a wonderful restaurant in the US and receive support and guidance from a renowned restaurateur like Rohini Dey! I look forward to showcasing my style of food and creativity. I can’t wait to start working at Vermilion”.

Besides winning this live cook-off challenge at Q’BA, Connaught Place Himanshu and Aseema will receive a salary of up to $70,000, a chance to work at 2 highly lauded kitchens in New York & Chicago and grow his/her culinary skills, an opportunity for a US permanent residency sponsorship and leading Vermilion expansion opportunities.


Pawan Soni is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. He is a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is also the Founder of The Big F Awards. The Big F Awards are the biggest Restaurant and Food Awards started by a non commercial - Non Media entity. He also owns and manages Gurgaon Food Freak, Indian Food Bloggers Network, Gurgaon Wine Club, Mumbai Food Freak, Ranchi Food Freak, Hyderabad Food Freak, Bangalore Food Freak, Gurgaon Travel Freak, and Noida Food Freak, Chandigarh Food Freak amongst many other on Facebook.
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