The Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) in cooperation with the Nepal Tourism Board and the Chefs Association Nepal has taken the lead to putting The Experience Nepal - Cuisine and Culture Campaign and the Campaign to globalize Nepalese Cuisine on the table literally. The Twenty Signature dishes and four sauces depicting the best of Nepals cuisine, chosen by a panel of experts was prepared and showcased at the Patan Museum Cafe by the Chefs team for filming and photographing for the purpose of making the recipe booklets and infographic DVDs for distribution to Nepalese Restaurants and diaspora abroad, potential visitors and Agents for cooking guidelines and promotional purposes. The filming of the process is supported by NTB as a part of the ongoing campaign
The infographic videos will feature the dishes with preparation demos interspersed with footage of Nepal’s cultural and natural attractions. This will not only serve as a cooking guideline to the restaurants aboard but also as destination promotional Dvd . The recipe booklet will serve the same purpose. The menu will cater to all palates: Non-Veg, Veg and Vegan. To meet international standards, the prepared dishes will be sent for nutritional certification and calorie breakdown to the National food lab.
Taking forward the ongoing effort to globalize Nepalese cuisine led by Nepal’s veteran tourism pioneer Karna Shakya, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has launched the global ‘Experience Nepal’ to promote Nepali Cuisine and Culture in the international arena in 2018. The Experience Nepal C ad C and the Globalization of Nepalese Campaign plans to promote authentic Nepali cuisine abroad in cooperation with the ever growing number of Nepalese restaurants and Nepalese Diplomatic Missions established in foreign countries by serving authentic Nepalese food.
Mr. Binayak Shah, HAN Spokesman and GoNCC Coordinator said “ We aim to make Nepalese Cuisine with its immense varieties, natural origins and unique flavors the next new tourism product of Nepal”. Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, NTB’s Hon PRR for Ireland is the Chief Coordinator abroad for the ‘Experience Nepal’ campaign. Shakya said, “The campaign plans to establish Nepalese restaurants in various countries as promotion hubs of Nepal by serving authentic Nepalese food in their menu. Mr. Sakya has been actively promoting the Campaign via social media and promotional programs abroad.