BIHC represents Kenya at the Young Chef Olympiad 2021
Each year, over 55 countries participated in the World's Biggest Culinary Competition, spread across 5 cities of India and spanning over 7 days of competition with the finals being held in the iconic city of Kolkata.
However, due to the global pandemic, the International Hospitality Council has decided to host and organize the entire Young Chef Olympiad 2021 virtually. Nevertheless, the Spirit and Essence of YCO remains intact- spreading the message of camaraderie and friendship among young people from all around the World and creating a positive vibe among young people of the World, despite the global pandemic.
Over the last six years the world has seen the birth of culinary stars and dreams being celebrated on the global Culinary stage. The prestigious Gold Medal has been won by students representing Malaysia (2015, 2018 and 2020); Canada (2016); Singapore (2017) and France (2019). Not only have each of them won the Gold Medal and coveted Trophy to carry home, but also a great opportunity to further their culinary dream of becoming a leading Global Chef.
Naomi Georginah represented BIHC at the YCO 2020 in India earlier this year, accompanied by her mentor, Chef Loice Katungwa.
The BIHC Team did extremely well, finishing in the top 10 Plate Trophy and 12th overall, out of 55 states. It is our aim to bring this much-coveted trophy and title home this time round!
We have now developed the BIHC Culinary Championship, which is an internal competition among students. The purpose of the competition is to allow the students to showcase their culinary skills for the chance to win exciting prizes and be included in the newly-established BIHC Culinary Plaque of Fame. For the November 2020 series, the winner will also automatically qualify to represent Kenya and BIHC at the YCO 2021!