· More than 300 homemakers/food enthusiasts presented their unique recipes
· Vaishali Pujari was crowned the Kitchen queen of Mumbai.

The city has recently experienced one of its kind culinary show “Kitchen Queen” attended by over 300 home chefs and food enthusiasts at Infiniti Mall Mumbai. The participants from across the city and age groups presented their unique and healthy festive delicacies to Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who also judged the show.

The ‘Kitchen Queen’ cooking contest organised by premium kitchen appliances brand WonderChef saw an impressive turnout of Home Chefs, each vying for the prestigious title by presenting their culinary creations prepared using innovative techniques such as air-frying, baking and steaming. The anticipation was palpable as Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, accompanied by the WonderChef team, carefully sampled and assessed each pre-cooked dish, evaluating them based on an array of essential parameters.

Reflecting on the event, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor said, “The ‘Kitchen Queen’ cooking contest showcased the remarkable culinary talents of our participants. It was inspiring to witness their dedication to both health and innovation which are the two essential aspects of modern cooking.”

The crowned winner, Vaishali Pujari, while expressing her elation, said, “Participating in ‘Kitchen Queen’ has been a personal milestone for me. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s feedback has invigorated my culinary passion and drive.”

In addition to his role as the discerning judge, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor offered participants his invaluable insights and personalised guidance to elevate their culinary skills. This element of mentorship emphasised the event’s commitment to inculcating culinary passion and promoting wholesome cooking practices.

At the heart of the event was the celebration of health-conscious cooking, a philosophy that resonated through each dish presented. The judging criteria encompassed Health Quotient, Taste, Innovation and Presentation, reflecting the dedication of the contestants to crafting dishes that not only delighted the palate but also adhered to mindful cooking practices.

The event was followed by a ramp walk with fashionistas displaying the attractive range of WonderChef appliances.