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The Queen of Spices crowned in Lufthansa Star Chef Contest

Winning recipe to feature in Lufthansa flights and The Leela restaurants

Ms. Vandana Sethi was declared the Grand Prize winner of Lufthansa Star Chef Contest in the Grand Finale at The Leela, Mumbai yesterday where 12 aspiring chefs, selected from thousands of contestants across India, vied for top honours in a live cook-out.

Vandana won the battle of taste with her recipe for Khoye ki Subzi, which will feature in the celebrated Star Chef menu on-board Lufthansa’s India and at select restaurants at The Leela.

This contest began as a unique talent hunt on Lufthansa India Facebook page to find the best original Indian recipe. The 12 finalists emerged through a Facebook poll of the best recipes selected by the celebrated Star Chef jury comprising Master Chefs Kunal Kapur, Surender Mohan, and Thomas Brockenauer, all known for their culinary excellence and innovation. MasterChef Kunal Kapur explained

“Vandana’s innovative entrée was a clear winner as she stayed true to India’s culinary traditions,”

Ms. Sethi will fly to Frankfurt for a holiday and visit the LSG Sky Chefs facility in Germany. She also wins a coveted internship at the Leela Group for three months.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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