Welcome Team Spain to Young Chef Olympiad

Spanish cuisine as opposed to other national cuisines in Europe, is heavily influenced by regional cuisines and the particular historical processes that shaped culture and society in those territories. Geography and climate, had great influence in cooking methods and available ingredients, and this particularities are still present in the gastronomy of the various regions that make up the country. Spanish cuisine derives from a complex history, were invasions of the country and conquests of new territories modified traditions and made new ingredients available.

Popular Spanish Cuisine

Popular Cuisine

  • Croquettes
  • Tortilla Espaniola
  • Gazpacho or salmorejo
  • Pisto – Spanish ratatouille
  • Pulpo a la gallega
  • Bean stew
  • Paella
  • Fried milk
  • Red or white sangria and tinto de verano

Popular Beverage


Popular Dessert

  • Turrón
  • Mantecados
  • Polvorones
  • Flan
  • Catalan Cream
  • Churros
  • Bunuelos de Viento Recipe
  • Spanish Hazelnut Custard

About Young Chef Olympiad

Young Student Chefs from 67+ nations after getting selected from different colleges from 67+ nations, will fly down to India on 26th January (67th republic day for India) to represent their country in a cook-off that will last 4 days starting 29th January to 1st February. The results will be collated and the Grand Finale is scheduled on Monday 1st February 2015 at Kolkata.

Young Chef Olympiad Team for Spain


Student Chef: Ipshita Kumar


College: Les Roches Marbella


Hosting Team IIHM Delhi

About Young Chef Ipshita Kumar


I am a third year student and ambassador at Les Roches Marbella from New Delhi, India aiming for a bachelor´s degree in International Hotel Management. My niche for culinary arts and customer service makes me extremely passionate for hospitality. My inclination towards different cultures, food, writing and arts nurtures my craving for traveling and experiencing the unique things the world has to offer. With the aim of opening my own hospitality entity one day, I am looking forward to learning and making the best out of this experience in India at YCO.

About the participating college


Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Marbella in Spain, branch campus of Les Roches Switzerland, is a co-educational hospitality management school offering higher education programs. It is accredited by the Commission on Institutes of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), it is ranked number 1 in Spain and among the top in the world for an international career in Hospitality Management, offering Bachelor and Postgraduate Programs in International Hotel Management and a Postgraduate Program in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism.
Les Roches Marbella provides instruction in English to students of any race, nationality, sex, color, religion or creed who have successfully completed a full secondary school program. We expose our students to a broad range of hospitality management courses covering the inter-related areas of the travel & tourism industry, by means of theoretical and practical work within the school and by regular periods of internship in recognized hotels, restaurants or related institutions around the world.
Students’ intellectual abilities are further developed through the general education component of the programs. Our objective is to train and educate students to a level of all round competence in the varied operations of the hospitality industry. Graduates of Les Roches Marbella, having developed competence in a range of technical, organizational and administrative skills, will be able to progress through the ranks of the management hierarchy. We develop students’ abilities to initiate and manage change by confronting them with contemporary issues and challenges that the industry faces today.The international environment at the school, with almost 70 nationalities on campus, promotes awareness and understanding of national and cultural differences and encourages students to work together in a team to improve inter-personal skills.

The Country's Culinary World

  • Top Chefs
    • Ferran Adrià
    • José Andrés
    • Joan Roca i Fontané
  • Top Colleges
    • Le Roches Marbella

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