Mumbai’s Ronak Nanda wins Culinary Conflict in US


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Up to date: March 28, 2014 2:31:53 pm

Ronak’s three-course menu impressed diners, visitor judges, and Luce’s Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey.

Mumbai-born Ronak Nanda has gained this 12 months’s Culinary Conflict, a cooking competitors and scholarship fundraiser for culinary college students organised by Le Cordon Bleu Faculty of Culinary Arts, San Francisco, in affiliation with Luce on the InterContinental.

Ronak’s three-course menu impressed diners, visitor judges, and Luce’s Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey. Because the winner of the competition, Ronak will work with Chef Corey in Might to compete within the Final Culinary Conflict in San Francisco towards 4 different groups from InterContinental properties. He additionally acquired a $1,500 scholarship.


Within the ultimate on March 23, Ronak and his sous chef Cavin The, a fellow scholar on the culinary faculty, served an appetiser dish of Crispy Pork Stomach and an entrée of Wild Striper with French Gnocchi to the friends at Luce on the InterContinental. The dessert of the evening was Kumquat Ice Cream.

The competitors invited college students from Le Cordon Bleu Faculty of Culinary Arts to compete for an opportunity to cook dinner with Chef Corey at Luce and have their menu featured on the restaurant. College students submitted menus and corresponding recipes by means of February 2014, and three finalists cooked at Luce to showcase their menu. Occasion judges included a panel of resort executives, native personalities and meals writers, in addition to friends of the restaurant that night.


Having began his profession as a flight attendant for Jet Airways, Ronak moved to San Francisco and enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu’s Affiliate of Occupational Research program in 2012 the place he at present works on bettering his abilities. He desires of proudly owning a restaurant as soon as he’s again in India. Now that he has gained the competition, Ronak is wanting ahead to cooking within the Luce kitchen.

Ronak beat scholar cooks Ruhi Johar and Austin Alexander, who completed second and third, respectively, to say the highest honour. Bahrain-born Ruhi, too, is of Indian origin, although she is an Australian citizen who at present lives within the US along with her husband and daughter.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Ronak all the time beloved consuming and cooking. He did his education and junior school from Dr S R Vidyalaya, Borivali, and HR Faculty of Commerce & Economics, Churchgate, respectively.


Along with his favourite patisserie and baking lessons in school, Ronak likes fusion of cuisines and strategies. So far as Indian meals is anxious, he finds it “nearly as good as some other delicacies”. “A number of (Indian) meals at present is being modernised. Indian meals, being so versatile from north to south and east to west with all of the spices and herbs that we use, can be very enjoyable to work with if modernised,” he had informed this newspaper after securing a spot within the finals.


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