CHEF MIGUEL ARCANJO – EXCELLENCE IN GOAN CUISINE AWARD 2021 HELD AT AGNEL INSTITUTE OF FOOD CRAFTS AND CULINARY SCIENCES ON 19TH FEBRUARY 2021.
Chef Miguel Arcanjo student of the year Award was awarded to Ms. Velima Hilario from Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences., Verna Goa. The first Runner up Mr. Vaz Alphon Simon from Guardian Angel Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Curchorem and 2nd Runner Up Mr. Merrytone Fernandes from Agnel Vocational Training Institute, Verna and the best presentation Award was awarded to Ms. Melita Cardinho from Gesto, Margao.
The judges for this competition were Senior Executive Chef , Holiday Inn, Manjit Singh, Chef Sunit Sharma Hotel & F&B Service Consultant and Vice President Goan Culinary Club, Ms. Suzie Martins Owner of Mum’s Kitchen, Campal, and Ms. Sunita Rodrigues, Entrepreneur and Food Youtuber.
The Miguel Arcanjo Award 2020 (Rolling Trophy) awarded for excellence in Goan Cuisine was handed over by the Vice President Joe & Odette Mascarenhas co-founders of the Goan Culinary Club.
8 Hospitality and Catering Institutes participated in the competition namely, Guardian Angel Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Curchorem, International Institute Of Hotel Management (IIHM), Nuvem, V.M. Salgaocar Institute Of International Hospitality Education, Manora, Raia, Gesto Margao, Gesto Porvorim, St Anthony Academy of Hotel Management, Agnel Vocational Training Institute, Verna And Agnel Institute Of Food Crafts And Culinary Sciences, Verna
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 “ he 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. Joe & Odette Mascarenhas family and Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, Verna Goa organised this competition for the Excellence In Goan Cuisine Award for the students from the Hospitality Institutes in Goa