The president of the association, Shaheda Yesmin aims to showcase Bangladesh’s rich heritage and culinary habits
As spring has sprung in its full glory, the World Association of Master Chefs (WAMC) have arranged a colourful event displaying various Pithas made by the members of the organization themselves. The event was held on March 1 at Banani DOHS in the capital and it was hosted by Shaheda Yesmin and a plethora of culinary artists who are also part of WAMC.
The World Association of Master Chefs is an international association of professional chefs which was established in 1950 when a small group of respected chefs from around the world came together to form a group which was dedicated to promoting the development and exchange of the global hospitality culture. WAMC opened its Bangladesh Chapter in November 2020 and has been active ever since. Shaheda Yesmin, who has spent many years learning different techniques and cuisines from around the world became an Official Executive Member of the association around early 2020, and only later that year, she was chosen as the Country President for The World Association of Master Chefs- Bangladesh Chapter.
The goal of the event was to showcase the richness and diversity of Bangladeshi cuisine and the distinct culinary habits. The lovely open-air occasion displayed some of the most renowned pithas and some new ones showcasing the creativity of these artists. Some of the ones on display where shahi tukras, chitoi, beautifully decorated golap pitha, mug pakon pitha and what is a pitha utshob without everyone’s favorite bhapa pitha, to name a few.
The members of the Bangladesh chapter also held an open event on January 31 with a theme to feed the rural underprivileged.