Indian Culinary Forum announces its 10th Knowledge Summit and 19th Chef Awards


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October 11: The Indian Culinary Forum is India’s association of professional chefs of India. It was formed in New Delhi as an exclusive non-profit organization dedicated solely to the advancement of the culinary art of India. The Forum’s objective is to act as a link, a platform and an instrument for the enhancement and overall development of the national community of chefs. The ICF is associated with The World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS), a 110-nation fellowship comprising the world’s various professional chefs’ organizations representing over 9 million professional chefs. The ICF has an international culinary focus in the staging of its various competitions, seminars, and events.

The ICF’s Knowledge Summit has provided a platform for discussion and deliberations on issues concerning the industry. The Summit, which aims to create awareness about the profession among people at large, has been witnessing participation from the who’s who of the hospitality sector, discussing current topics, burning issues, trends, and future projections, and finding the way forward with these, to be able to deal with the vagaries of the ever-evolving industry and to arrive at win-win solutions.

The year 2022 is special as the 10th Knowledge Summit returns to its in-person format, which will be held on the same day as the 19th Annual Chef Awards, on 14th October 2022, as a part of the International Chefs Day celebrations, at Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi. The Knowledge Summit will comprise three exciting panel discussions, a live online interaction, and several meaningful presentations. Eminent personalities, popular culinary professionals, educators, students, home chefs, food bloggers, food critics, food connoisseurs and food writers will participate in this immersive event.

The topics for the Panel Discussions are:

Panel 1: Vision 2030: Do we Foresee a Healthy Future?

Panel 2: The Great Indian Hospitality Hunt – Are we navigating well?

Panel 3: There is more to food than what you see on your plate

The panellists include Mr Rajiv Gulshan, Dean, Le Cordon Bleu School of Hospitality and Tourism G D Goenka University, Chef Ashish Bhasin, Director F&B Service & Culinary, Leela Ambience Gurugram, Mr Sourish Bhattacharya – Managing Editor, IANS, Dr Shikha Nehru Sharma – Founder & Managing Director, Nutriwel Health (India) Pvt Ltd, Chef Akshay Bhardwaj – Executive Chef, Andaz Aerocity, Mr Sanjay Sethi – Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Industry Association, Ms Sangeeta Gandhi, Vice President, Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Mr Rishabh Tandon, Area Director HR, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Mr Anupam Dasgupta – GM, The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Mr Kabir Suri, Joint MD Co-Founder & Joint-Managing Director, Azure Hospitality, Mr Rocky Mohan, Founder & Mentor of Gourmet Passport, Chef Nitin Puri – Director Culinary India, Griffith Foods, Mr Himanshu Bhatt, GM, Marketing, Food Service India.

The participation of students Joshua Leny Thomas and Shambhavi from Le Cordon Bleu School of Hospitality and Tourism, G D Goenka University, and Deep Bahadur Thapa from BCIHMCT make these panels extremely unique, where the present generations with dreams for the future would meet the bright and experienced minds from the past.

The 19th Annual Chef Awards ceremony will be held in the evening, where the winners of 17 categories will be announced.

Every passing year has witnessed an exponential increase in the number of partners, sponsors, supporters, participants and well-wishers, and this has been the powerhouse that ICF has been relying on for its incessant growth.

Registrations are now open for participation in the 10th Knowledge Summit at

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