FIRST THOUGHTS ABOUT YCO
I was immensely happy that Young Chef Olympiad would be held in India, especially Kolkata, with all the contestants coming to our country from all over the world and availing themselves of the opportunity to learn as well as excel in their chosen field. The competition has lived up to the expectations in all senses.
The biggest learnings I took with me from YCO were the true personal accounts of the stories of all the different leaders of cuisine and hospitality, about how their careers were built with endeavour and perseverance. The contest makes one laugh and accept one’s own failings and the person allows himself to learn from others in a positive way.
MOST VIVID MEMORY
Meeting all the contestants and seeing how they were interacting with other contestants in the friendly way that they were doing. It really was a pleasure to meet all of them as well as the local students from IIHM.
YCO – BIGGER & BETTER
Publicity of the event at local, Indian and international levels through different media is what I would recommend.
Currently : Clinical psychologist and professor at the University of West London.
Experience : More than 38 years in UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and social service settings.
Awards : Award winner of The British Psychological Society (B.P.S), The British Medical Association, The International Alliance of Women, Asian Achievement Award.
Author : Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2003).