Samsung Electronics East Africa, in partnership with Sarova Panafric Hotel and Capwell Industries, has launched a Hotblast cooking competition to be held among three culinary colleges. The culinary colleges include Top Chef Culinary Institute, Boma International Hospitality College and Kibondeni College.
Competitors chosen from these colleges underwent intense training on how to effectively use the recently introduced Samsung HotBlast Microwave Oven, by the Sous Chef at Sarova Panafric, George Mathu, ahead of the contest. The students will be tasked with developing recipes over a three-week challenge demonstrating the capabilities and highlighting the key features of the Hotblast microwave.
These include slim fry, bake and fermentation functions, which will be tested throughout the cooking challenge. “This microwave incorporates a new technology that makes it possible for a convection microwave to cook food quicker than a traditional convection oven.
We have confidence that these students will be able to showcase what the HotBlast Technology can do,” said Charles Kimari, Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics East Africa Limited. The contest is expected to run for the next six weeks.
On the final day of the event, the contestants will undertake a cooking challenge. They will then be judged on set parameters as well as adequate use of the unique functions of the oven. The select panel of judges will then evaluate the practical face off challenge.
Moreover, the public will also be allowed to vote for their favourite weekly recipe on social media during the six-week competition when the contestants will be making their recipes of the week on the Samsung Kenya Facebook page.
The HotBlas technology brings a whole new way of cooking to Kenya, producing food that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. It is also fast, powerful and stylish, enhancing the cooking experience while saving users time and energy in the kitchen. The microwave is available at select Samsung Brand Stores and authorised dealers countrywide at a recommended retail price of Sh30,000.