Hong Kong’s Lee Maan Ki wins IIHM Young Chef Olympiad 2021


Lee Maan Ki from Hong Kong received the seventh International IIHM Young Chef Olympiad 2021 organised at International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Kolkata’s campus. Besides a gold medal, Lee Maan Ki, a scholar of Hong Kong’s International Culinary Institute, has received a money prize of $10,000. The silver medal is secured by Srijaenthi Natraj of UAE, and Jessica Louise Hoskins of New Zealand obtained bronze.

Around 50 international locations participated within the occasion this 12 months which was held just about on account of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Suborno Bose, Chairman, YCO stated, “We can confidently say that hospitality industry is bouncing back and YCO 2021 is showing the path and giving hope to everyone. The young chefs of the world have overcome all barriers to make this competition happen. The commitment, passion and hard work of judges made this culinary competition possible.”

India was represented by Swetang Ranjan, a scholar of IIHM Kolkata. Other culinary instructional establishments which participated within the occasion were- International Culinary Institute (ICI) of VTC (Hong Kong), IIS Almerico Da Schio – Vicenza (Italy), Canadore College (Canada), B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School (Switzerland), International Centre for Culinary Arts (UAE), Kasem Bundit University (Thailand), Turkish Culinary Academy (Turkey), Escola Superior d´Hostaleria de Barcelona (Spain) and Wellington Institute of Technology (New Zealand) amongst others.


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