Pakistani students at Battle of the Chefs Competition-2022 in Malaysia. Image Credit: Sindh Culture and Tourism Department

Karachi: A Sindh team comprising three girl students has secured the bronze medal in the recently concluded Battle of the Chefs-2022 competition in Malaysia.

The three-day culinary competition was organised by the World Association of Chefs Societies in Penang.

Sonia Mujib, Bisma Ejaz and Nida Sheikh are from the Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (PITHAM) in Karachi that works under the aegis of the Sindh government’s Tourism and Culture Department.

Two teachers of the institute, Amir Iqbal and Mehreen Mushtaq, supervised the work of the three students.

It was the first time that the PITHAM participated in an international competition. Students of the hospitality training institutes of a number of countries took part in the competition including Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand.

Sindh Education, Culture and Tourism Minister, Syed Sardar Ali Shah, congratulated the students, teachers and other staff of the PITHAM on the success of the institute’s team.

He said the distinction achieved by the students was another beautiful gift for the Pakistani nation on the 75th birth anniversary of the country after the recent achievements of the Pakistani athletes in the Commonwealth Games.

He said the achievement showed that the PITHAM had been working well to promote the professional culinary and hospitality skills among the aspiring youth who are also motivated to earn their livelihood honourably through self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Shah said the Sindh government was proud of the achievement.

PITHAM Director, Nazar Malkani, said the students who had secured distinction were enrolled in a one-year diploma chef course of the institute.

He said that over 750 male and female students were enrolled at the institute in diploma and certificate courses related to culinary and hospitality skills.