Bangalore, February 13, 2016: India’s most trusted wholesaler METRO Cash & Carry today launched '25 of India's Biggest Chefs’, a compilation of all-time favourite recipes from the repertoire of India’s top 25 chefs. Authored by Dr. Saagarika Ghoshal, Director - Human Resources at METRO Cash & Carry India, the book chronicles stories of 25 celebrated and award-winning chefs in India, their journey into the culinary world and some innovative recipes from their kitchens. The cookbook was launched in the city by the author, at a special event hosted by METRO to honour the country’s top chefs.
From Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Shaam Savera to Chef Kunal Kapur’s Haleem Kebab and Chef Vikas Khanna’s Star Anise and Bay Leaf-Infused Lamb Chops, each curated recipe introduces readers to a new gastronomic journey across a global culinary map. The carefully crafted recipes use readily available ingredients, require little effort and taste amazing. Said Chef Manjit Gill in a video message played at the event, “I reckon it’s the first time such a compilation has been put together. It gives me immense pleasure to be one among the list. Congratulations Dr Ghoshal, on this commendable effort. I love it!”
METRO’s presentation of '25 of India's Biggest Chefs’ is a step towards honouring the creative force that drives the hospitality industry - the chef. In more than a decade of operations, METRO has built a reputation for the quality of food products and services it offers to hotels, restaurants, catering businesses. The company takes pride in the lasting relationships it has forged to support the food and hospitality sector, and has created the well-recognised Chef-o-logy platform to support and nurture promising culinary talent. The latest recipe book launch is a part of METRO’s continued efforts to showcase such talent among food lovers and cooking enthusiasts.
Speaking at the event, Dr Saagarika Ghoshal reiterated METRO’s commitment to serving the industry. “The chefs in this book have distinguished themselves by the quality, refinement and creativity they bring to each and every dish they serve. METRO hopes to fuel this passion for food not just amidst established chefs, but more importantly, ignite it in future culinarians who dream of blazing a trail in the world of food”, said Dr. Ghoshal.
On the occasion, Dr. Saagarika Ghoshal also felicitated chefs from across the hospitality industry for their unique creative contributions. Those honoured included chefs Abhijit Saha, Kunal Kapoor, Sabyasachi Gorai and Vicky Ratnani, among others. The recipients comprised a veritable Who’s Who of India’s best loved chefs, who have combined their unique cooking methods with classic recipes from global cuisines, to offer authentic flavours in their very own signature styles. Finishing off the event was an informal culinary demo by award-winning Indian chef Sabyasachi Gorai, who presented a quick and delicious recipe with the flair he is renowned for.
About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 26 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of about 117,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of about € 31 billion in the financial year 2013/2014. Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of METRO GROUP, one of the largest and most international retailing companies. In the financial year 2013/14, the Group generated sales of around € 63billion.
METRO Cash & Carry commenced operations in India in 2003 with the opening of its first wholesale distribution centre in India at Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. In India, METRO Cash & Carry currently has nineteen operational wholesale centres – five in Bangalore, three in Hyderabad, two each in Mumbai and Delhi, and one each in Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Indore and Jaipur.
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