Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka together with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka has initiated the ‘Anchor Pastry Challenge 2015’ that would uncover the finest local culinary talent as pastry chefs from across the country.

The competition sees chefs compete across two categories, namely dessert and cake making. “We developed this event with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka to recognize talented pastry chefs and to celebrate the industry,” said Head of Food Services at Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka Kumar de Silva.

A highlight of this year’s Pastry Challenge is that the overall winner will qualify to represent Sri Lanka at the ‘Asia Pastry Cup’ in Singapore later this year. In addition to this, all-expense paid trip sponsored by the Chefs’ Guild, the winning chef will also receive 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.”

The competition which is currently being held at a regional level, will be completed in Beruwala, Kandy, Negombo, Galle, Habarana and Colombo, before the regional finalists will compete in the Grand Final at the “Culinary Art Competition“ on July 24 at the BMICH.

In addition to the contest, the Chefs’ Guild will also conduct training sessions on ‘Presenting Food at Culinary Competitions’ to interested applicants at each of the regional events.