CHEF MIGUEL ARCANJO was the First Indian (Goan) Executive Chef in 1939 at the Taj Mahal Hotel – Mumbai. He rose to be icon for that “Cuisine “ stood for and was considered to be the Culinary Brand Ambassador of the Taj during the 60’s. He has a restaurant named after him at the Taj Exotica where the menu has been curated to showcase preparations of the Legendary Master of Cuisine. Taj Exotica in collaboration with Joe & Odette Mascarenhas family and Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, Verna Goa organised this competition for the best student Chef from the Hospitality Institutes in Goa.
7 Hospitality and Catering Institutes participated in the competition namely St. Anthony s Academy Of Food Service, Curtorim, Guardian Angel Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Curchorem, Institute Of Advanced Management (Iam), Nuvem, Goa, Integrated Mba Hospitality, Travel And Tourism, Goa University, V.M. Salgaocar Institute Of International Hospitality Education, Manora, Raia, , Goa College Of Hospitality And Culinary Education, Vainguinim And Agnel Institute Of Food Crafts And Culinary Sciences, Verna.
Chef Miguel Arcanjo student of the year Award was awarded to Mr. Andrison Alphonso from Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences., Verna Goa. The first Runner up Mr. Praveen B Munde from Guardian Angel Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Curchorem and 2nd Runner Up Mr. Ashbel Dourado from V.M. Salgaocar Institute Of International Hospitality Education, Manora, Raia.
The judges for this competition were Executive Chef Shyam Longani Taj Excotica, Suzie Martins, owner of Mum’s Kitchen, Chef Urbano Rego, Master Chef Taj Group of Hotels. The Miguel Arcanjo Award (Rolling Tropgy) awarded for excellence in Goan Cuisine was handed over by the Vice President Mr. Vincent Ramos along with Joe & Odette Mascarenhas and the judges.
This competition was held at Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, Verna on 1st March 2018.