FHW Staff – Mumbai
The eighth edition of the Great Indian Culinary Challenge 2014 (GICC), a major event of Food Hospitality World (FHW) exhibition, is set to witness participation from more than 100 chefs working with various leading hotels and hotel management institutes. GICC is supported by the Western India Culinary Association (WICA). GICC 2014 event will be judged by Chef Vernon Coelho, president, WICA; Chef Salil Fadnis, executive chef, Sahara Star, Mumbai and general secretary, WICA; and Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, executive chef, Ai, New Delhi. The 21st edition of FHW 2014 will be held at MMRDA grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex from January 23-25, 2014.
GICC is a food preparation competition involving senior and apprentice chefs from India. The competition provides a professional platform for culinary professionals in India to showcase their individual and collective skills, learn, share experiences, partner, and network in a competitive environment.
FHW is organised by Global Fairs & Media – a joint venture between Hannover Milano Fairs India and The Indian Express. The FHW exhibition is expected to host around 300 national and international exhibitors from different segments of the hospitality industry like F&B, interiors, kitchen equipment, housekeeping, bakery to name a few. The international exhibitors will consist of companies from eight countries.
Apart from GICC, other featured events will include panel discussions-Hospitality Think Tank: The GM’s Conclave, where general managers from leading hotel groups will share their insights on the topic – F&B: The Game Changer. The Hospitality Knowledge Exchange: Rooms of the Future will focus on state-of-the-art technologies and emerging trends in room design and interiors across all segments of the hospitality sector.
The Power of Purchase will witness purchase managers and decision makers of leading companies expressing their opinion on the topic – The Timeless Procurement Challenge of Supplier Price versus Cost – Can we nail it? The panel discussion has been organised in association with Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF).
Besides these, other events such as Bar World, where wine and alcohol will be showcased, and tea and coffee tasting and sampling event will be held on all days of the exhibition.