Тhe winners in the Best Recipe with Hot Chili Peppers Challenge were awarded
The Programme Director of the Culinary Arts Institute, Chef Hugues Boutin, awarded the best three recipies in the hot chili pepper competititon. Runners-up were the CAI students Nikita Vostrikov and Siufung Cheng and the undisputed winner was Ercan Chevik’s recipe.
The idea for the challenge was launched during an open class with students at the Hot Farm near Varna, where the young Chefs were introduced to the limitless benefits, uses and combinations of hot peppers and learned that in every dish, appetizer, main course, cheese, fruit, desserts, coffee, liqueur, wherever used, hot peppers add new flavors, aromas and beneficial properties that help us stay healthy.
The task was given by the guest Chefs from our partner university Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) – Chef Alejandrina Lopez (National Director of Culinary Programmes) and Chef Ahdemir Ariza Tovar (Academic Director of Hospitality, Tourism and Gastronomy).
The students had to choose one of the 150 varieties of hot peppers available in the Hot Farm and come up with a creative recipe containing the chosen product.
Chef Alejandrina and her students in Mexico took the role of a jury in this unique challenge. They prepared and tasted all the suggested recipes and unanimously selected the winner. Soon you will be able to see the recipe, too!