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French Masterclass with Chef Patrick Albert, Maître Cuisinier de France, on Occasion of French National Day

French Masterclass with Chef Patrick Albert, Maître Cuisinier de France, on Occasion of French National Day

On the occasion of French National Day, a spotlight will be trained on lesser-known and classic methods of French cooking during an upcoming French Masterclass conducted by Chef Patrick Albert, a member of the prestigious Maitre Cuisinier de France and Head Chef Faculty at the Verna-based Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts (KCCA). The French Masterclass, held in collaboration with Alliance Française Panjim which is an international organisation that aims to promote the French language and francophone culture around the world, will take place at KCCA on Saturday, July 13 from 3 pm to 5 p.m.

French National Day, also known as Bastille Day, one of the most revolutionary days in the history of France and now a national holiday in the country, is celebrated with a blend of solemn military parades, lively dancing, and spectacular fireworks. In honour of this day, Chef Patrick will guide participants through the preparation of French cuisine, featuring dishes such as tarte tomate (tomato tart), les îles flottantes (floating islands), and poulet à la
diable (devilled chicken).

This French Masterclass offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in mastering the lesser-known and classic techniques of French cooking, providing an enriching experience for lovers of the finest French cuisine.
“We are looking forward to the event with KCCA that is keeping with our July 14 celebrations. We also look forward to future collaborations where with KCCA and Chef Patrick, we can indulge the Goan palate with French delicacies,” said Shamika Andrade, Chargée de développement (development manager), Alliance Française Panjim.

French Masterclass with Chef Patrick Albert, Maître Cuisinier de France, on Occasion of French National Day

Chef Patrick, a distinguished member of the Academie Culinaire De France, the world’s oldest association of Culinary and Pastry Chefs, and Maître Cuisinier de France. This honour places him among an elite class of chefs dedicated to fostering the French culinary arts and promoting professional development. With an illustrious career that spans continents, Chef Patrick remains deeply connected to his French roots and is particularly
passionate about celebrating Bastille Day, observed annually on July 14 in France.

“I am dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the tradition of great French cuisine. Sharing these timeless techniques and flavours with young, aspiring professional as well as hobby cooks is not just my passion, but a deeply cherished responsibility,” said Chef Patrick.

Siddharth Savkur, CEO of Kamaxi Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “We are honoured to have Chef Patrick Albert share his expertise and passion for French cuisine with our students and the community. This event is a testament to our commitment to culinary excellence and our dedication to celebrating the rich traditions of French cuisine”. French cooking is widely regarded as the world's most prestigious and respected cuisine.

Known for its formal techniques, emphasis on fresh ingredients and simple flavours, pride in presentation, and rich and colourful history, French cuisine has set the foundation for many other culinary styles and specialities.

Registrations for the French Masterclass are open. To register for the French Masterclass, click on the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsFXPABRDx1sRbnHmZWMlnqBXVGaomfyfr

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