In an exciting Grand
Finale, Nahid Sultana from Dhaka
Division was crowned as the Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017. Humaira Binte Shafi
and Saima Hasan both from Rangpur division became became 1st and 2nd runner up
respectively. Grand Finale and the Award
Ceremony of Shera Rondhpnshilpi 2017,
most popular culinary talent hunt competition of the country was telecast on
December 8 on ATN Bangla. Earlier 12 episodes of the competition were also
telecast by the channel on every Friday.
Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Media Affairs Advisor
to the Prime Minister; Dr. Mahfujur Rahman, Chairman ATN Bangla and ATN News;
Akhtaruz Zaman Khan Kabir, Chairman Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation; Dr. Md.
Nasir Uddin Chief Executive Officer ,Bangladesh Tourism Board; Faisal Mahmud,
Marketing Manager, Bangladesh Edible Oil Limited ; Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor,
The Bangladesh Monitor spoke on the
occasion among others. The ceremony held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka was
attended by a large number of people including corporate and cultural
than two thousand culinary artists took part in the competition by sending over
5,000 recipes and among them 32 contestants were invited to participate in the Reality show.
Participants had go through several phases of the competition to reach the
final round. Nahid Sultana and Morsheda Nahar of Dhaka Division, Saima Hasan
and Humaira Binte Shafi from Rangpur Division and Sajeda Ruma from Sylhet
Division fought for the crown in the final round.
experts and nutritionists Kalpana Rahman, Lobi Rahman, Tahera Wahid, Nafij
Islam Lipi , Nur Ayesha Chaklader,professional chefs Jaheda Begum Head of Food and Beverage ,National Hotel & Tourism Training
Institute, Julean Sital Botlero Executive Sous Chef Le Meridien Dhaka and James
Rozario Sous Chef, Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden served as judges in the competition.
In the Grand Finale
competitors had to make a ‘Quick Bite’ , using the ingredients supplied by the
organisers. Chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, CEO of Bangladesh
Tourism Board and Paul Flett, General Manager of Pancific Sonargaon Dhaka
played the role of guest judges, adding an extra color to the competition.
33 year old Nahid
Sultana, basically a house wife said after winning the crown, “ It was my long
cherished dream to win this prestigious title and today finally made it . I am grateful to my family for
their inspiration and support over the years.”
Talking about her
future plan she said,” Presently i am running a cooking school in a limited
scale. I want to establish a culinary institute and a restaurant. This
recognition will help me in realising my plan”.
First Runner Up
Humaira also won the prestigious ‘ Prof. Siddiqua Kabir Trophy’ for outstanding nutrition knowledge.
It may be mentioned
here that The Bangladesh Monitor introduced the trophy in 2013 recognise one of the competitors for best nutrition
Competition was introduced by the Bangladesh Monitor in 2005. This year, the
13th version of the competition was sponsored by Malaysian Palm Oil Council
and Meizan Fortified Palm Olein of Bangladesh
Edible Oil Limited. National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, Sarif
Kitchen Star, Meena Bazar, Prems Collections supported the event as
partners. Pan Pacific Sonargaon was the
hospitality partner of the Grand Finale.ATN Bangla and The Bangladesh Monitor
jointly organised the competition.
2018 will be announced shortly and recipes will be invited from the interested
culinary artiststs for participation in the popular TV reality show.