There is always the first time for everything. And for me ‘Master Chef’ was a far fetched idea. As a young child, I used to enjoy watching Master Chef. It used to be fun to see how people would take up unexpected challenges and prove to the judges that they are the best. The determinations and enthusiasm they had in theireyes, was the right opposite for us. As an organizer and a participant, I could see both of the sides of the event. From 20th, we were informed about the competition and we were told to make the recipes. When the group brain stormed their ideas, we came up with unique and challenging recipes. At first, we didn’t realize the threat we had put the participants in. It was all smooth until the day of the event. Once a responsibility is taken, I take it too far. I had mistaken the timings of the event and ended up calling all the participants 30 minutes early. This not only made commotion in the cafeteria but led to stress of starting the event quickly. We ended up delaying the event. But once we started, we had no clue what do to. Even though we had the recipes in front of us, we were still clueless. As they say, ‘Take a walk in my shoes, it’s not as easy as it looks,’ this completely sums up how a chef feels. As the first time in the field of cooking, it was completely memorizing to see so many ingredients and machines to be used to make, just, one dish. My partner was very supportive and understanding. She tired to follow the procedure and ended up making complete sense. For me this activity was like a trial and error game, it made me appreciate the dedication and preciseness of the people around. When the time was up, we were he first group to present outer dish. At that moment of doubt and fear, made me realize the thrill of all those Master Chef participants. We ended up making a satisfactory main course and inedible desert. And through this unexpected journey we managed to get the second price!
Master chef Competition.
So, my name is Shreya's and I’m going to be talking about my experience during the Master chef
At first, I was excited, like really excited. So exited that I started planning how everything will turn out in my head without even thinking what the dish we were supposed to cook was. My cooking partner was also my roommate in the boarding, Ashish. He is pretty lazy and didn’t really care if we do a good job or not. And neither did he bother to help me write this when I asked him....
So, it started out simple, a teacher giving us instructions and the meals we had to prepare.(For non vegetarians, and everyone had vegetarians, it was burgers it was barbecue chicken pizza to make the dessert, which was an apple pie I had no clue how to cook and I still don’t. But that didn’t bother me, as long as we had the recipe. The teacher gave us 45 minutes to cook our dishes. That was a lot of time, one may think but believe me when I say that pies take a long time to bake. Anyway, I start of with a chunk of dough which I used for making the pizza base. I spent around 15 to 20Minutes just making the pizza base! I gave the base a break and went to the chicken. There were small pieces of cut chicken in a bowl that is to be put on the pizza.
I put the tiny pieces of chicken in a black and silver tray which I earlier covered with olive oil. If you’re
wondering what my cooking partner was doing, he was making weird shapes out of the dough and shouting and showing it around making people stop working and laugh at it.....back to the chicken, I went ahead and gave it to the a chef who put the tray with the chicken in something which I didn’t see. When I came back, I took a bowl of barbecue sauce and spread it on the pizza base. That’s what the recipe said. After that I put cut onions on it and also some cheese whose name I don’t remember. Ashish started arguing with me for putting half the bowl of barbecue sauce. He said “ why are you using half of the bowl? We still have to put it on my pizza and the chicken!” I told him that we had another cup of barbecue sauce. Hearing that he cooled down a bit. He was still making the base of the pizza.......5 minutes later, my pizza was already in the oven along with my partner’s pizza. Before we put it in, we had a little bit of spices in a few bowls. I used them on my pizza first and then gave it to Ashish. He put half of the whole bowl on his pizza!! The spice was red in color. I just behaved as though I didn’t notice that. (that spicy pizza actually tasted pretty good) Once the pizzas were in the oven , I started with the apple pie. I put flour, eggs, sugar powder, brown sugar , etc. the end result of that was something that looked like dough but darker. The teacher who was checking everyone’s
dishes came by our table and saw the base. She took a piece of it and tasted it. I told her it wasn’t cooked yet.
She told me that it’s still edible. How is raw eggs edible? I tried it too and I was delighted by its taste. So
sweet but not too sweet. The teacher told me that I got the perfect taste and everything I put it in was in
perfect proportion. I was so happy to hear that. The only thing that worried me was the pizza. My pizza
became a little squished before it went in so..... just imagine this-
Become something like this- Okay, so after I made the base, Ashish put the apples in it. I took it to the kitchen and asked them if they can bake it. After waiting for a long...time, Actually it was just 10 minutes I guess . When the timer hit zero, the pies were removed. If you ask me, they looked more like a tart rather than a pie. 1 because they were not bulging at the the top like usual pies it is It was more like- Those are crumbs falling off Once everyone’s ✌pies us one by one and tasted our food. At that moment, I was pretty nervous because our pizzas looked eh...pretty bad. My pizza looked as though someone stepped on in and Ashish’s pizza had so much red and brown in it because of the spices that it looked like cow dung. After everyone’s dishes were tasted, I went into my room and relaxed for a bit .✌ we’re ready, the judges called
Later, Ashish came in and told me that we had actually WON FIRST PLACE!! If you know Ashish, you will also know that you should never believe him. But I still went out and saw the notice board and hey!
We actually won!! We won because all 3 judges gave our so called pie a 5/5!!