Dr Rick Stefan appointed as The Goodwill Ambassador to Globalize Nepali Cuisine

  •   2018-02-11      

The organizers of the International Culinary Training workshop hosted a cocktail reception at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu on Friday, February 9th, in honour of the celebrity chef Dr. Rick Stefan, Director of Kitchens, SAT, Singapore, who was appointed The Goodwill Ambassador of ‘Experience Nepal-Culture and Cuisine’ and ‘Campaign to Globalise Nepalese Cuisine.’

The one day workshop was organized on the same day by the Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) in association with the Chefs Association Nepal, Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal, and World Association of Chefs Societies. The programme was also supported by the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Tourism Board. 

The objective of the training was to highlight the campaigns that promote the essence of Nepali cuisine in the international scene. The training received a great response from Nepali chefs, and more than 200 chefs participated in the training programme, where chef Dr Stefan shared his knowledge in culinary arts.

The celebrity chef Dr Stefan is currently the Director of Kitchens at SATS Food Solutions Group in Singapore, one of the world’s largest airline caterer. Alongside, he is also the director of the Chefs Consortium, an educational non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the joys of local foods. In his career, he has worked in major international hotel chains, high-end clubs, and has successfully run his own restaurant for 12 years. To honour his exceptional contribution in the field of culinary arts, Dr Stefan was appointed as The Goodwill Ambassador of the ‘Experience Nepal-Culture and Cuisines’ and the ‘Campaign to Globalize Nepali Cuisines’ by Nepal Tourism Board.

The evening reception was addressed by various personalities of the tourism industry like HAN CEO Nandini Lahe- Thapa, NTB CEO Deepak Raj Joshi, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Hotel entrepreneur Karna Shakya, and HAN vice-president Shreejana Rana. The reception hosted an array of twenty-three authentic Nepali delicacies for the guests, and Dr Stefan emphasized that such dishes should be taught in culinary school. 

HAN believes that the participants of the workshop have learnt a great deal from Dr Stefan, and they will be sure to apply their knowledge and expertise in the promotion of Nepali cuisine internationally.