Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka present The ‘Anchor Pastry Challenge 2015’

29 July 2016 2 Min Read

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka together with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka uncovered the finest local culinary talent as pastry chefs from across the country put their skills to the test at the prestigious ‘Anchor Pastry Challenge 2015’. 

 

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka together with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka uncovered the finest local culinary talent as pastry chefs from across the country put their skills to the test at the prestigious ‘Anchor Pastry Challenge 2015’.  

The ‘Anchor Pastry Challenge 2015’ had chefs compete across two categories – dessert and cake making – where they were judged on taste, texture, portion size, work place cleanliness, working technique, practicality and suitability.   

“We developed this event with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka to recognize talented pastry chefs and to celebrate the industry,” said Kumar de Silva, Head of Anchor Food Professionals at Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka.

“Fonterra and the Chefs’ Guild have had a longstanding relationship and have been working together closely over the past few years to help grow and up-skill the local industry,” he added.  

A highlight of the 2015 Pastry Challenge is that the overall winner qualified to represent Sri Lanka at the ‘Asia Pastry Cup’ in Singapore. In addition to this all-expense paid trip sponsored by the Chefs’ Guild, the winning chef will also received Rs.100,000 in prize money from Fonterra Brands Lanka.  

Chairman of the Chefs’ Guild, Chef Gerard Mendis, says “Competitions like the ‘Anchor Pastry Challenge 2015’ provide local chefs with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their capabilities and develop their skills overseas before returning to give back to the industry back home.”

He added, “Our relationship with Fonterra has been instrumental for this initiative. Having worked together as partners for a long time we have nurtured strong trust in each other over the years. It is a partnership which works well and one we are happy to continue in the future.”   

Fonterra specialises in a range of dairy products for chefs such as Anchor Extra Whip Cream ,Anchor extra yield Cooking Cream ,Anchor Cream Cheese , Anchor Butter , Anchor Mozzarella ,Newdale Set Yoghurt , Newdale Set Yoghurt ,Anchor Slice on Slice are some of the products, and as part of the competition contestants are expected to prepare their final submission using a minimum of three of the  company’s dairy products.