India’s largest Gourmet Festival ‘World on A Plate’ to host Chef Marco Pierre White at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore

Touted to be Bangalore’s biggest edition till date, WOAP Season 4 edition 2 will also showcase over 10 Celebrity Chef Masterclasses and 22 food pop-ups by exceptional restaurants that span regional Indian & global cuisines.


After a triumphant Mumbai Edition, Gold Rush’s ‘World On A Plate’ is launching the second episode of Season 4 at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore on June 1st and 2nd, 2019. 

Popular demand has fated the return of the ‘Father of Modern Cooking’ aka the revered Chef Marco Pierre White for his South Indiadebut at India’s largest gourmet festival, where he will curated a thematicfine-dine dinner and brunch paired with India’s best wines and cocktails, and also host 2 exclusive masterclasses, alongside the biggest and best culinary talent from across cultural borders. He will also headline WOAP’s initiative to fight hunger in India as they donate over 1,00,000 meals for underprivileged kids in association with HUG Foundation (part proceeds from each ticket sold during the festival will contribute to this noteworthy cause).

Touted to be Bangalore’s biggest edition till date, WOAP Season 4 edition 2 will also showcase over 10 Celebrity Chef Masterclasses, 22 food pop-ups by exceptional restaurants that span regional Indian & global cuisines, unique desserts showcases, an impressive cocktail program and live music to headline a memorable 2019 for every Indian foodie.

Themed around an exuberant new look aka ‘Garden of Eden’, WOAP will recreate a luxuriant paradise, spread across multiple acres of an al-fresco garden designedspecifically for the festival at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore. Celebrating food in its truest and most delicious form and co-created by the masters of culinary art, exciting elements include a ‘Taste Theatre’ that will host live cooking workshops by celebrity chefs, a wine and cocktail mixology workshop by Anna Maury (Brand manager - Jacob’s Creek, Campo Viejo, Brancott Estate & GH Mumm Champagne) and the brand ambassador for Ballentines, an organic produce marketplace featuring some of India’s best entrepreneurs in farming,a funbeer corner, a unique ‘dessert market’ and one of the largest open-air cocktail bars under Bangalore’s star lit sky that will host the city’s most exciting Sunday Sundowner on June 2 with live performances by DJ Ivan and others.

Joining the 2019 Bangalore bandwagon are celebrity chefs such as Bruno Cerdan(Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore), Rakhee Vaswani (TV Chef & Owner of Palate Culinary Academy), Vicky Ratnani (Culinary Director of Everstone Capital),NeethMedappa (Pattisier& Chocolatier), VineshJohny (Lavonne Bangalore), Joonie Tan (180 Degrees Celsius), Sebastian Simon (LavasaltMelbourne), AbhijithSaha (Capeberry), Vikas Seth (Sanchez), Gautham Balasubramanian (Toscano)and Santhosh B &GeetuMohnani (Third Wave Coffee Roasters), to spread education on exploratory cuisines, teach gourmet food pairings and impart somelesser known tips and tricks learned in kitchens across the globe.

“Inspired by culinary legends from across the globe, WORLD ON A PLATE gives Indian chefs an opportunity to showcase food as a form of a genuine expression of passion. I believe this is no ordinary food festival, but one that captivates all senses to create a fine line between taste and art, making it the biggest and the most credible International Food Festival in the country. Giving chefs a global platform, Chef Marco Pierre White is an integral part of our growth and vision as we invite gourmands, aspiring college graduates, home chefs, professional chefs and foodies alike to pitch in and raise the level of culinary level of the country,”feels Kiran Soans, CEO, Gold Rush Entertainment.

World on A Plate Season 4 will also centre-stage unique tete-a-tete between Chef Marco, Manu Chandra and other Indo-global culinary stalwarts as they discuss the nuances of cooking across cultures along with an exclusive opportunity to meet and greet the godfather himself, who will also sign memorabilia for attendees.

“Namaste India! A few months ago, I had the honour of being a part of World on A Plate Season 4 in Mumbai, where I got to experience the love and passion India has for food. I have so much to consume and learn from this magical land that a single visit couldn’t suffice. I'm excited to announce that I'm coming back, but this time to Bangalore, to understand the differences between the regional cuisines of the two cities and its famous local delicacies,”mentions Chef Marco Pierre White. “As I mentioned during my last visit, India gave me more than I gave India. It’s time I give back some more by sharing my kitchen secrets & favourite cooking techniques while preparing some of my Signature Dishes using only the finest fresh local produce available in Bangalore. I can't wait to see you all at The Garden of Eden at the Ritz Carlton in Bangalore on the 1st and 2nd of June for WOAP Season 4. I hope Bangalore can surprise me as much as Mumbai has!”he opines.

Featuring exceptional restaurants and dessert pop-ups by the city's top restaurants, master classes by renowned master chefs, exclusive curated dinners & lunches, competitions amongst amateur and seasoned chefs, Chef Marco will also live-judge over 16 of the city’s best restaurants to award the respected ‘World on A Plate Restaurant of the Year’ trophy to the most deserving talent in India. Other award categories will be judged by some of the world's most influential culinary artists and will include ‘Popular Choice Restaurant of the Year’, ‘People’s Choice Restaurant of the Year’, ‘Britannia Amateur Pastry Chef of the Year’, ‘Wonderchef Home Chef of the Year’, ‘Food Photographer of The Year’, ‘Food Blogger of The Year’ and ‘Patisserie of the Year’.

“At The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, we are inspired to curate opportunities that create meaningful and indelible experiences and memories for our guests. We have always been front runners in hosting innovative and progressive global events that take the baton forward and set benchmarks in the Culinary, Art and Hospitality landscape. My team led by our Executive Chef Bruno Cerdan looks forward to hosting WOAP Season 4 with Marco Pierre White, and we are positive it is going to be a one-of-a-kind experience in the city"mentionsAmitabh Rai - General Manager - The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore.

Competing for the ‘World on a Plate Restaurant of the Year’ are Bangalore's top restaurants that include The Lantern (The Ritz-Carlton), Yataii (Shangri La), Ministry Of Food (Hilton), Layla (The Den), Caperberry, Toscano, Sanchez, The Reservoire, NevermindBar & Social, Aioli BBQ & Grill and Alchemy (ChanceryPavilion). The festival will also feature the city’s top patisseries such as Ganache (The Ritz-Carlton), Aubree Haute Chocolaterie, Indulge Cupcakes, Smoorand Dolci. Each participating chef has to prepare their signaturedish for Chef Marco on June 1st for a stage-wide live showcase, with the top 3 winners being declared live on finale day aka June 2nd In order to make gourmet food accessible to all food lovers, these restaurants will also put up 16 unique pop-ups spanning cuisines from across the globe during the culinary weekend.Restaurants also stand to win ‘World on a Plate’s Popular Choice Restaurant of The Year award’ basis the highest dishes sold during the event.

This year, Gold Rush presents ‘World on a Plate’ in association with Nolte India, Britannia GooddayChunkies and Philips (Kitchen Appliance Partner), Foodhall (Ingredient Partner), Jacobs Creek (Beverage Partner), Wonderchef (Kitchenware Partner) and Singapore Airlines. The hospitality partner for this edition is The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore.

The weekend event is co-sponsored by Tour to Feast (powered by Cox & Kings) - an initiative to redefine culinary tourism across popular gastronomic destinations.

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