Published on : Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The two-day Ethnic Food Festival held by Kashmir Tourism Department came to an end today giving away prizes and commendations among the winning and participating women.
The prizes were awarded to the winners by Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani, at a vibrant event.
Shameema Akhtar, Sakina Tariq and Toyyibah Ayoub bagged the first, second and third cash prize worth Rs. 25, 000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10, 000, respectively.
The festival along with cooking competition witnessed around 50 women take part from different areas of Kashmir.
The first round of the Ethnic Food Competition was held at the Institute of Hotel Management, Raj Bagh, Srinagar in which out of 50 female participants 16 were selected by a panel of experts for the final round of a live cooking exhibition held today.
The second and final round of the competition was held today at IHM and Kongposh Restaurant, Zero Bridge, Srinagar. This was followed by a session of ethic food, local craft and culture showcase besides distribution of prizes among the winning participants.
The Department hoped that many more events like this would be conducted in future as well. Several Departments like Handicrafts, Horticulture and Sericulture Departments had put up their stalls at the venue.
The festival highlighted making local ethnic cuisine and foods popular for giving tourists a feel of local culture and ethos besides keeping the fast disappearing recipes alive.
The Ethnic Food Festival was held by the Department in association with JKTDC, Handicrafts Department, Institute of Hotel Management, Srinagar and a local FM radio station (Red FM).