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European Flour Culinary Contest


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About Us

Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA)

The Indian Federation of Culinary Associations is a nodal body of culinary professionals in India and is an independent, apolitical, non-religious and voluntary organization of culinary professionals. IFCA was formed with the idea of developing the culinary profession and to showcase Indian cuisine on the global platform. IFCA hopes to promote culinary knowledge and propagate various kinds of food and bring obscure culinary styles and practices to the forefront.

The main objective of IFCA is to live up to the general interest of the profession and to knit a closer link between the professionals, culinary institutes, allied food service industry professionals and to develop a high ethical standard of the culinary art. IFCA is a forum dedicated to connect culinary professionals across the geography of India with people and places with the knowledge they need to succeed.

Pure Flour from Europe

Pure Flour from Europe is a marketing and promotion programme launched in India under the charge of ITALMOPA, the Italian Milling Industry Association and co-sponsored by the European Union. It aims to increase the awareness among professionals, opinion leaders and consumers in India towards the quality and uniqueness of flour from Europe as well as their versatile applications in classic EU and local recipes.


Today’s European milling industry combines traditional skills with advanced modern technology. Approximately 47 million tons of rye and soft wheat are processed each year, with more than 3,800 companies employing 45,000 people. The EU flour milling sector is the single largest consumer of domestic wheat, rye, and oat, resulting in 600 various types of flour, which meets the high standards and unique demands of the consumer.

The chef online contest is intended to engage the members of the Federation to create new dishes using the promoted product which is flour from the EU. Recipes will use flour for the preparation of various dishes (hors d’oeuvres, starters, pizza, bread, finger food or desserts).

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Vote for your favourite recipe

Now, you can decide which of the finalists get the chance to win this amazing contest and go on an all-expenses paid trip to Italy in 2023. Vote for your finalist, and the entry with the maximum votes by 5th September 2022 would be declared the winner

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Exciting Grand Prize!

Here’s your chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Italy in 2023. All you need to do is create a recipe using our principal ingredient The European Flour.

The grand prize will be awarded to the chef who engages the most in promoting the entry and getting the maximum votes for their recipe.

Meet the Jury

Chef Manjit Singh Gill

Dr Chef Manjit Gill is a culinary professional par excellence. Reputed for his constant innovation in the world of gastronomy, his is a name to reckon with in the national and global hospitality and culinary industry. He was the first Indian to be bestowed with the exclusive honorary membership of WorldChefs.

Chef Vijaya Baskaran

Chef Vijayabaskaran is an alumnus of Sainik School and gold medallist from IHM Chennai. He has been featured in multiple books on the culinary world, and had been a part of many international events including Asian Games, SAARC meet and Aero shows. He was the president of the Indian team for Bocuse d'Or Asia Pacific 2014.