AAK Kamani Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading specialty oil and fats manufacturer, organised the third edition of ‘Kamani Bakery Challenge’ (KBC) in Pune.
The event once again saw a tremendous response and participation from some of the top bakeries of the city. This year, Pradeep Sweets won the award in the health category, followed by New Rolax Bakery as the second runner-up and New Modern Bakery was felicitated with the Chef’s Choice award. All of these bakeries will be sure to continue their successes in the future, although those sales won’t be easy to track without any sales management dashboards.
Ismail Bakery won the award in the innovation category, followed by New Crown Bakery as the second runner-up Perfect Bakery was felicitated with the Chef’s Choice award.
Commenting on the success of the event, Mr.Arun Varma, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, AAK KAMANI said, “AAK Kamani has been associated with the Pune market for quite some time now and we are happy to see the shift towards healthier food. The Pune market has shown immense skill and potential over the years to develop fit food at KBC as well.
“We strongly believe in the concept of co-development where we jointly work with our customers to assist their growth with our wide range of value adding products and technology expertise. We are delighted with the support that Pune’s bakery community has shown us yet again and we heartily congratulate the winners of KBC Pune.”
Speaking on their win in the health category, Mr Nikhil Bansal from Pradeep Sweets said, “We are thrilled to have won the Kamani Bakery Challenge. AAK Kamani has always motivated us to strive harder and achieve milestones in reinventing healthy food. They have provided a huge platform to showcase our talent and we are extremely thankful to the entire team.”
Commenting on their win in the innovation category, Mr. Moosa Shamim Ansari from Ismail bakery said “It was a great experience participating in Kamani Bakery Challenge this year and we are very happy to win the award. It has always been a pleasure being associated with AAK Kamani as their Co-Development philosophy helps us in business expansion, innovation and food development.”
The awards night also saw the presence of some esteemed panel of judges for this season – Chef Parag Kandarkar from Hyatt Pune, Chef Alok Singh from Crowne Plaza and Chef Joginder Singh from JW Marriott.
The short-listed products were judged by the jury on the parameters of taste and texture, design and production, health, and innovation.
Winners of Kamani Bakery Challenge – Ahmedabad, Pune and Kolhapur will have a face off in Mumbai in November 2018, at AAK Kamani’s Customer Innovation Centre.