Under the aegis of Asian Food Congress & Awards and Hospitality Super Star Awards, celebrity chef Amrita Raichand has been conferred the honours of ‘Most Talented Food Industry Leaders’ citation as well as ‘Hospitality Super Star’ citation recently.
To acknowledge Chef Amrita’s significant contributions to the food industry, she was also requested to lead a standalone discussion on ‘Challenges and awards of being a female leader’ by the Asian Food Congress committee. Amrita directed the session by elucidating on the various roles a woman has to play to keep her home and work life balanced on all fronts. Speaking on the all-encompassing role of females, she noted how women tend to take more work than what can be managed in an effort to be true to their families as well as professional obligations. She went on to speak about her journey of becoming a chef and how she used her culinary talent to instill and promote good eating habits in children. She shared her insight that involving kids in the process of preparing food can have a positive impact on their gastronomic choices.
The Asia Food Congress & Awards is an international dais where those leaders of the food industry are celebrated who have build a sustainable, authentic and responsible food ecosystem while offering people great diversity in their choices. The conference also served as a platform to hold discussions on latest developments in the food industry vis-à-vis start-ups, role of technology, etc.
Sharing her joy Chef Amrita Raichand says, I am indeed honoured to have been considered amongst the most talented food industry leader and Hospitality Superstar. Am sincerely grateful for the recognition I have received for my work or must I say hard work. She adds, “However, each of those tough days when I wanted to give up has not only strengthened me but along the support of my family, has made me the chef that I am today for which I will always be eternally grateful. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my seniors and my friends in the industry for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to push my limits and perform better at each stage.”