Chef Dr. Rick Stefan appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Nepali cuisine by NTB
Hotel Association Nepal in association with Chefs Association Nepal, Restaurant & Bar Association of Nepal and World Association of Chefs Societies and with the support of Nepal Tourism Board and Department of Food Technology & Quality Control has successfully organized one-day workshop on "International Culinary Training" today at Hotel Annapurna Kathmandu. The training program has received huge response from Nepali chefs. More than 200 chefs have actively participated in the training program where internationally renowned celebrity chef Dr. Rick Stefan imparted his knowledge on Culinary Arts. The program was also graced by the Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Prasad Devkota.
Dr. Rick Stefan the Director of Kitchens SAT, Singapore, Director of the Chefs Consortium and celebrity chef was the resource person of the program. He was born in Australia and now lives in Singapore. Dr. Stefan has reached the pinnacle of profession after working in major international hotel chains, top end clubs, owning his own restaurant for 12 years. He is the Director of Kitchen at one of the world’s largest airline caterer and also the director of Chefs Consortium.
Dr. Stefan is a mentor to a large brigade of chefs in Asia and Australia and has been instrumental in the salubrious growth of culinary profession in Asia. He shared his wealth of knowledge on latest global culinary trends, and commercial kitchens though live demos on plating, garnishing, presentation and other practical methods to the participants from hotel & restaurants in Kathmandu
The objective of the training was to highlight the Experience Nepal-Cuisine and Culture Campaign and support to globalize the Nepalese cuisine. Since food is directly related to lifestyles, cultures, festivals, geography, nature and climate of a country and its people, the campaign claims that international tourists can explore our true cultures and traditions through our authentic cuisines. Hotel Association Nepal believes that the participants of the workshop have learned a great deal from Dr. Stefan and will apply their knowledge and expertise in promotion of Nepali cuisines internationally.
To honor his phenomenal contribution towards culinary arts, later in the evening, Dr. Rick Stephen was appointed as The Goodwill Ambassador of the Experience Nepal - Culture and Cuisines and Campaign to Globalize Nepali Cuisines by the CEO, Mr. D.R Joshi of Nepal Tourism Board. All the stakeholders in this Campaign are confident that Dr. Stefan will play a strong role in helping us promote the Campaign globally.