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Cooking competitions among 65 young chefs kick off in Peshawar

Peshawar: The four-day cooking competition among 65 young chefs of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa kicked off at Peshawar Services Club on Tuesday.

On the first day, more than 65 contestants from Peshawar, Swat, Malakand, Chitral, Abbottabad, Battagram, Orakzai, Khyber, Mardan, Kohat, Charsadda and other districts of the province took in the cooking competitions.

The event is organised by the Directorate of Youth Affairs under the aegis of Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Culture, Museums and Youth Affairs Department.

The initiative is aimed at providing a platform to the cooking talents to exhibit their skills and improving the hospitality sector in the province.

During the initial contests, which will continue from March 16 to 17, top twenty chefs will be picked up from the lot, who will then take part in another contest to be held on March 18 to select the top five cooking experts from them.

The final will be held on March 19, which will be followed by a delightful music program as well.

The online registration of professional and amateur chefs between 14-29 years age has already been completed and now the contestants are participating in making various dishes and dines.

Talking to the media persons, Director General Youth Affairs, Salim Jan said that the activity was meant to provide an opportunity to the youth to exhibit their cooking skills and come forward to further excel in this field and promote the hospitality sector in the province as well.

Salim Jan said that the excelling chefs would be awarded commendation certificates and prizes besides arranging more such events to encourage them.

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