Attention Junior Chefs, time to show off your cooking skills!

A real foodie isn’t a person who just loves to taste the variety which is being served across the globe. Instead, he’d like to serve them with his/her own savor. And if you are one of them and dreaming to build a career in the same. This is the right opportunity for you and you’d be crazy if miss this one out.

Forum Junior Chef Competition
Forum Junior Chef Competition

The opportunity:

Hello Parents and kids! We are looking for Kids with Big Talent!

Forum Junior Chef Champ is the signature event organized by the renowned Forum group. Forum Celebration Mall is all set to bring in the new edition of ‘Forum Junior Chef Champ’.

Let your kids showcase their cooking talent in one of the biggest Junior Chef Championship which is held across 8 Forum malls spread across 6 Cities.

Forum Junior Chef Champ Details:

  • Last date to register: 20th June 2019, 9 PM


  • Categories in Forum Junior Chef Competition:

Category 1 (Ages 7 – 10)

Category 2 (Ages 11 – 15)

  • Entry Fee: The competition is free of cost for all the contestants.


  • Cooking Facilities during Competition: Forum Junior Chef is a cooking competition without fire. All the ingredients along with cutlery are to be brought in by the contestant. However, induction stove will be provided by the organizers. No pre-prepared or pre-cooked ingredients from the contestants is allowed. Equipment/cutlery can be brought by the contestants.
  • How can you register: Participants can register by visiting the Mall Information Desk and fill out the application form or register online through



  • Criteria for judging the dish: Innovation, Creativity, Taste, and Presentation.


  • Time Duration Allotted: 45 minutes for the preliminary round and 90 minutes for the finale.


  • Date of the events:

o    Prelims: 22nd June 2019

o    Finals: 23rd June 2019


  • Venue: Forum Celebration Mall

It is an exceptional and unmatched opportunity for all the cooking lovers out there.

The winnings you don’t want to miss:

Top Winners in each category will be awarded Trophy & free Gift vouchers from the mall.

So all the junior chefs out there in the city, the perfect opportunity is knocking your doors. You don’t want to regret it later missing the event, we can bet on this.

Terms & Conditions Apply.


Interview with the Famous Chef: Vimal Dhar

chef vimal dhar

Vimal Dhar is a renowned Chef. A Kashmiri Pandit who was born and brought up in Ranchi, Bihar. He did his Schooling from some remote areas of UP. His entry into hotel management was purely incidental. He started his career as a chef at the age of 21 and worked as for 15 years and since two and a half years he is working as an Entrepreneur. Excerpts from an exclusive interview with Mr. Vimal Dhar by Deepankshi Chittora and Siddharth Nagar from

UB: What eagerness brought you to this field? Did you have any other career options before you opt for this profession?

A. Well actually, I did have an option to go for the Architectural Engineering. But my inclination was more in Arts and the creativity it involves. I used to help my mother in the household job especially in kitchen which fascinated me a lot. This drove me to join Hotel Management course.

UB: Please tell us about your achievements so far.

A. The biggest achievement, I think, is that I am a happy man. I never thought that I would be pursuing my passion. And since I am doing my work, this is my biggest achievement.

UB: How have been your experiences as a Chef?

A. I have been an average person throughout the life. So, I realized that mehnat to karni padegi [the only option I had is to work hard] which I did do. I achieved a level beyond which there was nothing to achieve. So my experience was like being so high on the 7th heaven.

UB: What is the source of inspiration behind your success?

A. It’s me only. You have to work hard to get to a level where you achieve something. It’s the individual who has to decide and it’s the blessings of the almighty that do the rest.

Vimal Dhar Udaipur

UB: As you just said that you realized that mehnat to karni padegi. At what point of time did you realize so?

A. Well, Once I had to repeat my class 11th. This event shocked my conscience. But I have no regrets as I took this positively. It provided me an opportunity to work hard and I did work very hard and performed even better than my normal.

UB: We have heard that you worked with Taj Lake palace. So can you share with us some of your experiences at Lake palace?

A. Yes, I started with Lake Palace. I was actually the lucky chap in my college to get 1st campus placement at Taj Lake Palace. So, I was very happy. I joined there as a trainee and got promoted. I worked there with the greatest chefs and got brilliant exposure.

Chef Vimal Dhar

UB: What is you motto of life ahead?

A. We have to grow the brand now. Udaipuri has to come in different cities of Rajasthan atleast. And Kabab Mistri’s next level is to reach cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, etc.

UB: How you found Udaipur as far as culture and taste is concerned?

A. Udaipur is nice and versatile. The people accept everyone. Initially he had a mixed experience and being a small city everyone will approach Udaipuri but those who remain with us for the next 2 years they are the actual customers.

UB: As a chef which is the best restaurant you have ever been and why?

A. There are so many actually and not just one. In India Maurya Sheraton & Bukhara of Delhi are quite authentic with their non vegetarian stuff. Another is Diva (an Italian restaurant) again in Delhi. La Piazza at Hyatt, Delhi, which is again serving some good Italian stuff.

UB: Which one do you feel is the best – Indian Food or of any other country?

A. Well, as a chef I have respect for all the food. All that matters is the originality must not be lost. It has to be natural and one should not fiddle with the taste by mixing colours etc.

UB: In the contemporary world the junk foods are buckling down the traditional foods. What is your take on this?

A. I don’t see anything like this. No food is buckling the other. They both have their respective clienteles in their own respective spheres.

UB: Do you think Udaipur is growing?

A. Yes, it is but not at a satisfactory pace. I find people here are reluctant towards spending money unlike people in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc who spends liberally which is good for people like us [Laughs].

UB: What is your perspective about

A. It is good. You people are doing a great job. I get positive vibes and the best part is that youngsters are doing this, so, that energy is visible. I wish you all good luck in your Endeavor.