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img Hunt for India's first food Photographer

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Summary:

Participate for free In "India,s First Food Photography Competition" and become First Food Photographer of India, win dine-in passes and opportunity to photograph at India’s Top Most Hotels, Cash Rs. 20K, Live Round at Delhi, Entry in Mega Kitchen of IRCTC & lots more....

Description:

FPC is a contest to search for FIRST FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER OF INDIA. Food Photography Contest is one of its kind and is happening for the first time in India where we are hunting best food photographer who can blend the taste of food with its stunning decoration through his camera and style of imagery.

It is Online cum live round of photography contest where the participants are allowed to participate into the competition without paying any participating fees.

The online round will be conducted here and post online round, 5 selected winners from this city/ nearby city will get a chance to win dinner passes at respective state hotel. Now breaking the surprise for the winners, this is something which might excite all of them and that is when they get to know that they are going to get an opportunity to perform live at the respective hotels.

Get ready for the Mega news,

If you think that is all for the show, then hold your breathe because this can be a dream come true moment for the participants, 5 lucky winners from across India will also get a chance to celebrate dinner Mr. Montu Saini, Executive chef to President of India – Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and an opportunity never seen or heard before, selected winners will get a chance to click some cool and mouth slurping pictures inside the Mega Kitchen of IRCTC (India,s leading online railway ticket booking portal) and Taj SATS (Indias leading In-Flight Catering).

Last date to participate to the online round is 31st January, 2017. So photographers make yourself feel special and when you have the goal in front of you then why think about New year resolutions ;)

Judges:

Chef Ajay Chopra - Celebrity Chef, Consultant Chef , TV presenter , Restaurant professional 

Chef Montu Saini - Executive chef to the President of India

Miss. Farzana Contractor - Editor & Photographer @ UpperCrust, (Indias first and only food, wine and lifestyles magazine)

Nitin Tandom - Award winning Food Styling & Food Photography (Clients: ITC, Unilever, Cadbury, Pepsi, Amul etc)

Auditions Cities/ Hotel (Winner of respective state will win couple dinner & photography opportunity for Round 2) 

Courtyard Marriott - Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

High Ultra Lounge - Bengaluru (Karnataka)

Lodi - The Garden Restaurant - Delhi 

Cafe Mojo - Goa

Novotel – Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Lebua Resort – Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Swissotel – Kolkata (West Bengal)

Café Mojo – Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Rewards:

After Online Round: We will Select Top 5 participants from the city/ nearby city for free dining upto Rs. 5,000 and an opportunity to click exotic photograph at the India’s Top Most Hotels.

After Live Round: Winner of the competition from across India will be eligible for Cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- and will be known as First Food Photographer of India.

After Live Round: 5 photographers from across India will be eligible for free dinner with Mr. Montu Saini, Executive chef to President of India in Delhi.

After Live Round: Winner of the competition will be featured in Uppercrust Magazine.

Winning Criteria:

Online Round (Round 1): This is the first round of the competition where participant upload the photos clicked by them on our website and the winners will be selected on the basis of Online judges (60%) and number of votes received from public (40%).

Live Round (Round 2): We’ll select upto 5 best performers from the city/ nearby city from the Online Round and invite them for free dinner and Live photography at the restaurant and they have to click and submit their best 30 photographs each of that restaurant and food decoration. Based on the judges rating on photos clicked during the Live Round we’ll select the winner of the Round.

Mega Round (Round 3): This round is the final round of the competition where we will select Top 5 photographers from across India from all cities and they will have to perform Live inside the Mega Kitchen of IRCTC (India’s leading online railway ticket booking portal) and Taj SATS (India’s leading In-Flight Catering). Participants have to click and submit their best 30 photographs each of that restaurant and food decoration. Based on the judges rating on photos clicked during the Mega Round we’ll select the winner of the Round.

Live Round Details:

Live Round (Round 2): Top 5 participants from the city/ nearby city will be invited to dine for free at the restaurant upto Rs. 5,000. However Participants who were selected for Live round will have to come to the hotel by themselves.

Mega Round (Round 3): Top 5 cities from the across India will be invited to dine for free with Mr. Montu Saini, Executive chef to President of India in Delhi. However Participants who were selected for Live round will have to come to the hotel by themselves.

Read more about judges/ Terms & conditions at https://www.whatsurskill.com/active/contests

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img New Year at The Gateway Hotel

As the year come to an end with a few more days to go, soak yourself into the grand celebration of the new New Year - at The Gateway Hotel. The Gateway promises its guests a traditional festive celebration set against a legendary backdrop with a mesmerising display of decorations and sumptuous meals.

 

BUZZ

Buzz at The Gateway is known for delighting its guests with mouth-watering dishes, contemporary décor, and efficient service. During this special time, it brings to the table an array of enticing dishes to give its guest the ultimate dining experience on Christmas and New Year. The lavish offerings include Live Stations like the Mexican counter, Lebanese counter, the all-time favourite Kolkata Mutton and Egg Biryani, Roast Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce on the buffet. Also, indulge yourself with sweet dishes like Plum Cake, Monkey Bread and many other delightful surprises. The Buzz-experience includes glass of Mulled Wine, Eggnog, Spiced Cider or a Hot Toddy as per your choice. Guests also get to experience a Live Crooner singing welcoming Father Christmas as well as the new year.

 

Glimpse of live stations

Lebanese counter with Shish Taouk and Falafel

Seafood Grills with octopus, prawn and squid

Choper Dukan- dim/ mangsho/chingri/chhena/ mocha/ vegetable

Chettinad Gulley – Kottu Parotta with Mutton and Chicken

Mexican counter- Fajitas and Tacos

Thai counter

Khow Suey counter

Highlights on Buffet

Roast Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce

Creole Snapper with Chilli Plum Beurre Blanc

Grilled Pave of Tenderloin with Rosemary Jus

Kolkata Mutton and Egg Biryani

Enchor Kofta

Aloo Potol Jhuri Posto

Palangshager Ghonto

Features on Sweet Temptations

Plum Cake/ Pudding

X-mas Yule Log

Monkey Bread

Stollen Bread

 

Dinner Buffet

31st December 2016 (New Year’s Eve Dinner)

Timings-7.30 P.M. – Midnight

 

Afternoon Brunch

1st January 2017 (New Year’s brunch)

Timings-12.30 P.M. – 3.30 P.M.

 

Pricing: Rs.1650++ taxes per person

Liquor packages(A-La-Carte) available @ Rs.1000 AI per person for 60 minutes.

Unlimited Beer and Soft Beverages (A-La-Carte) @ Rs.700 AI per person for 60 minutes.

 

 

SWIRL

Raise a toast to the year gone by and greet 2017 in an exclusive setting at Swirl. Enjoy an unlimited select bar with cheese station, truffle chocolates and delectable appetizers. The Swirl experience would include In-house Channel Music with an array of wines, alcoholic and soft beverages, and a lot more to spice up your mood.

 

Timings- 7.00 P.M. onwards till late midnight

 

Price: - Cover charge on select bar and unlimited circulatory vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks, varieties of cheese and chocolates

Free pouring of kingfisher beer, wines, soft beverages and preserved juices @ Rs.999 AI per person.

Free pouring of select alcoholic beverages, kingfisher beers, wines, soft beverages and preserved juices @ Rs.1499 AI per person.

 

 

The Gateway welcomes you all to join the splendid celebration with your loved ones for a memorable moment. Enjoy an exquisite array of festivities to celebrate this special time of the year with a splendid dinning, music, and Christmas carols. This and so much more awaits you and The Gateway Hotel looks forward to being a part of your holidays & celebrations.

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