5 August 2015, Macau
The “Healthy Eating” Induction Cooking Contest organized by CEM, co-organized by the Catering Services & Cooking Training Centre of Macau Federation of Trade Unions and supported by Macau Professional Nutritionist Association is now open for registration. Macau residents aged above 18 who are not professional chefs are welcome to participate in the contest. By encouraging participants to design healthy and nutritious recipes, the contest aims to promote the awareness of the importance of healthy diet and balanced nutrition among the public. In addition, participants will be cooking dishes at the site to experience the advantages of induction cooker, which boasts of a heat conduction efficiency of 90%, much higher than the 40% of flame cookery, and one third shorter cooking time than flame cookery. Induction cooker can transmit the heat to the utensil directly and contribute to an energy reduction of 30% to 45%. Moreover, induction cooker can solve the problem of heat diffusion in flame cooking, thus lowers the indoor temperature by 4-5oC and produces less cooking fumes, making the kitchen environment cooler and more comfortable. Many restaurants in Macau have adopted induction cookers.
Participants are required to submit a recipe based upon the principle of balanced nutrition to the organizer on or before 30 September. At least one of the designated ingredients should be used. Judges will take the conception of the recipe as the selection criteria of the contest. The finalists will take part in the cooking contest scheduled on October 25 at the Catering Services & Cooking Training Centre of the Association of Macau Federation of Trade Unions.
Judges will select the winners at the site, on virtue of the dish’s color, fragrance, taste and appearance; eco-friendly ingredients selection and composition; nutritional value and practicality as evaluation criteria. Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will receive electrical appliance coupons of MOP3,000, MOP2,000 and MOP1,500 respectively. Also, there will be a Green Concept Award, winner will receive electrical appliance coupon of MOP1,500; while five Excellence Award winners will receive electrical appliance coupon of MOP800 and twelve Consolation Award winners will receive supermarket shopping coupon of MOP200. All 20 finalists will receive a gift of kitchenware.
Registration for the “Healthy Eating” Induction Cooking Contest will close on 30 September. Interested parties can download rules and regulations as well as enrolment form of the contest at CEM website www.cem-macau.com, or call 8393 1205 (CEM) or 2848 7366 (Catering Services & Cooking Training Centre of Macau Federation of Trade Unions) for more information.