Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Sunday honoured the finalists of BBC Master Chef: The Professional 2020.
During a program organized in Kathmandu, the team of chefs including Alex Wave, Alex Wave, Bart van der Lee, and Philli Armitage along with Master Chef Santosh Shah was received by the CEO of the Board, Dr. Dhananjay Regmi as well as board members and directors.
“Shah has added a new dimension to Nepal’s tourism by introducing Nepali cuisine to the world,” remarked CEO Regmi.
“Nepal is considered as a beautiful destination by tourists but after Master Chef Santosh Shah introduced Nepali food to the world, it conveyed the message that Nepal is also an important destination in terms of culinary tourism,” he pointed out. Shah said that he was proud to bring Nepali food to the international arena. He also urged the team members that came with him to come back to Nepal and experience Nepal up close again.
Similarly, Wave, Lee, and Armitage said that they were happy to visit Nepal and learn about the art and culture here. Nepal’s tourism sector was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic but is slowly returning to normalcy.
A team of Chefs including Shah has been in Nepal since April 7 during the ‘Master Chef Finalist Tour to Nepal’ program organised by the Nepal Chapter of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) under the post-pandemic tourism revival campaign promoted by NTB.