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Callebaut India Announces Winner For 2nd Patissier Competition

These contestants have received global recognition from leading craftsmen in the world of chocolate, and have also enjoyed the privilege of nationwide coverage.

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Callebaut, the finest Belgian chocolate brand, announced Chef Prathna Narang (Lavonne Academy, Bangalore), as the winner of the second edition of India’s Callebaut Patissier Of The Year (CPY) 2019, the first runner up was Chef Danish Khan (JW Marriott, Bangalore) and the second runner up Mayukh Mazmudar (Trident Bandra Kurla).
 
Exclusively dedicated to the theme “Future Of Chocolate”, the second edition witnessed a nationwide hunt for India’s best gourmet pastry chef via three boot camps, in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi respectively, from which the finalists were selected. The finale that was held at Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai, observed the jury of seven chefs which had been curated by Callebaut to judge the five finalists.

The winner Chef Prathna Narang was awarded the title India’s “Callebaut Patissier of the Year” won a trip to the Chocolate AcademyTM center in Belgium for a two-day course, Chef Danish Khan won a trip to the Chocolate AcademyTM center in Singapore for a two-day course and Chef Mayukh Mazmudar got a complimentary two-day master class with an international chef at the Chocolate AcademyTM in Mumbai.

The finalists had to experiment with colours, shapes and textures, to tickle the jury’s senses.  The acclaimed jury of Callebaut included a panel of talented chefs- Chef Seung Yun Lee - Head of Chocolate Academy, Singapore, Chef Sarah Todd- Master chef Australia Contestant Season 6, Chef Vinesh Johny- Co-founder and Executive Pastry Chef of Lavonne Academy of Baking Science & Pastry Arts, India, Chef Avijit Ghosh - Corporate Pastry Chef for Hotel Leela Venture Ltd.), Chef Minette - Head of Chocolate Academy center in South Africa, Celebrity Chef Varun Inamdar, and Chef Vivek Kadam, Pastry Chef at ITC Hotels. 

“Callebaut Patissier of the Year 2019 in India is much more than a culinary competition. It is an incredible journey for our chefs and chocolatiers in India to create great tasting delights using the finest Belgian chocolate brand,” said Denis Convert, Vice President for Gourmet, Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific. “As consumers in India are becoming more sophisticated and educated on all things chocolate, we are excited that Callebaut is working with chefs to fuel the excitement about the future of chocolate in India – which is already one of the fastest growing chocolate markets in the world.”

These contestants have received global recognition from leading craftsmen in the world of chocolate, and have also enjoyed the privilege of nationwide coverage.


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