VERA HOVHANNISYAN WINS THE GOLD FOR ARMENIA AT WORLD CULINARY OLYMPICS
Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:41 AM
Contrary to popular opinion, the Olympics aren't just for sporting
enthusiasts. There's another Olympic competition, designed to challenge
the world's top chefs.
Vera Hakobyan of Moscow won the gold medal at the World Culinary
Olympics held in Erfurt, Germany from 5 to 10 October. She participated
in the competition under the Armenian flag.
Representatives of 53 participating countries were astonished by the
squirrel made of 10 kg of sugar.
The World Culinary Olympics is organized once in four years by the
World Association of Cooks.
Vera first participated in the Olympics in 2004 and won the silver.
"It was my dream to represent Armenia at the Olympiad and with a gold
medal," she told reporters in Yerevan.
It took her about two months to create the sugar figure of the
Ice-Age-figure 'Scrat.' Vera got 100 points out of 100 possible.
President of the Armenian Association of Cooks Armen Mandalyan is
inspired by Vera's success. In the near future those interested can
see Vera Hovhannisyan's works at an exhibition in Yerevan, he said.
Vera is going to live inYerevanand is ready to share her experience
with the youth.
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Sweet News: Armenian confectioner wins gold at Culinary World Cup 2014
Photo:Vera Hovhannisyan's facebook official page
Armenian confectioner Vera Hovhannisyan has won a gold medal and a Cup at the Culinary World Cup 2014 held in Luxemburg. The contest held on November 22-26 featured more than 1,000 participants from 60 countries, as well as 105 national, regional and youth teams.
Hovhannisyan told reporters that her twin sister Rena also joined her in the competitions. We presented two works named Cats and Fishes, made from sugar and caramel. In favorable conditions the compositions can be kept for years, Hovhannisyan told reporters. After the competition, we presented my work to one of Luxemburgs culinary schools. It took the confectioner two months to prepare for the contest.
The young confectioner who has won at a number of international competitions also before said the time and efforts were worthwhile. As Hovhannisyan said, juries from different countries were very happy to see her in the competition again. She also noted that there was another Armenian taking part in the Culinary World Cup. Yervand Kalashyan won a silver medal presenting a picture made of rice.
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