Regional semi-final of Hyatt’s culinary competition concludes at Andaz Delhi

Hyatt recently concluded the Regional semi-final of the third edition of its annual culinary competition, The Good Taste Series – India at Andaz Delhi. The Good Taste Series, an annual competition since 2017, is a testament to Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to excellence and creativity in food and beverage. The competition which is held globally cultivates emerging culinary talent at Hyatt hotels around the world and celebrates cultural diversity.

The 2019 India edition saw 21 participants from across Hyatt hotels In India; spend two insightful days celebrating Hyatt’s food philosophy – “Food-Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served”. The participants had to prepare signature recipes using the unique ingredients presented to them in the mystery box.

At the recently concluded regional area finals held at Andaz Delhi , Chef Satya from Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Chef Balaji Baskaran from Park Hyatt Chennai and Chef Balpreet from Andaz Delhi were adjudged winners who will now represent India in the next round at Vienna in November 2019. At the Vienna competition, three chefs will be selected to face off with six other Hyatt chefs in the global final – which will be held in the Middle East in March 2020.

The India edition was judged by an eminent panel comprising of Chef Manish Mehrotra, Marryam Reshii, Sourish Bhattacharya, Chef Anahita Dhondy, Chef Radhika Khandelwal, Sneh Yadav, Rupali Dean, Rajyasree Sen, Chef Warren Pearson from Grand Hyatt Gurgaon and Andaz Delhi’s Chef Vikram Ganpule. The Good Taste Series provides everyone from line cooks to executive sous chefs with an opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their culinary flair.

As a global hospitality company which believes in caring for people so they can be their best, Hyatt aims to develop and recognize ingénue chefs through this initiative to stimulate their creativity and drive to learn. Understanding that guests value holistic experiences that go far beyond luxurious accommodation, Hyatt is cultivating emerging culinary talent on a global platform to ensure we focus on excellence and creativity in its food and beverage offerings


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