Saturday, February 19, 2011

CEO Chefs Share-a-Smile Lunch - Genesis Foundation - Photo Essay

Genesis Foundation conducted its 7th CEO Chefs Share-a-Smile Lunch at Petal Garden, The Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon on the 29th of January.

Genesis Foundation is an NGO in India that raises funds for medical care of under privileged children who are critically ill.

There were 10 CEO chefs in attendance cooking a variety of cuisines ranging from Japanese and Malay to Indian chaat and flambeed crepes. While the CEO chefs were in charge of cooking one dish each, served up hot on the spot, the Crowne Plaza kitchen staff had put together a wonderful mini-buffet associated with each cuisine.

The food was excellent and our contributions were for a good cause, so it was a win-win situation all round. 7 children are hopefully ging to be treated with the 15lakhs collected at this event.

The pictures are way more evocative than any words that I could write so here they are:

The Grey Goose Bar

One of the cocktails specially created for the occasion.

Fresh Oyster in Bloody Mary shots

The Sushi Spread

Martin Jones, CEO, Marks & Spencer rustles up some salads.
Manu Anand, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India. mixed up some Laksa

Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India (P) Ltd and Antti Öhrling, Co-founder, BLYK Media India (P) Ltd were at the Chinese counter making spicy spinach and nut wonton stir fry and ginger fish

Sanjay Coutinho, CEO, Barista Coffee Company Ltd stuffed up some shawrmas with an array of Lebanese dips on the side.

Sashi Mukandan, CEO - BP Group Companies was in charge of the vegetarian kebabs and an interesting Benarasi chaat served in hollowed out tomatoes.

While, Vineesh Kochhar, CFO, DuPont India (P) Ltd took on the non-vegetarian kebabs

The Indian Buffet

The Dessert Station

An extremely apt spelling error :)

Aditya Ghosh, President of Indigo Airlines flambeeing Crepe Suzette with Grey Goose.

The Flambeed crepe suzette with chocolate

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