Dehradun girl Guneev Sachdeva has won the 8th season of the Young Chef India (YCI) Schools. Guneev from Welham Girls’ School proved her mettle in the competition, beating 30,000 students from over 2,800 schools. This is the country’s largest culinary competition for school students.

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The top chef specialises in lip-smacking royal feasts. In the mega final of the competition too, which was held recently in Delhi, she competed with seven opponents from the North, East, South and West zones and won over the kitchen. The competition was also aired as a five-episode special series on a popular food lifestyle channel.

It was months of effortless experiment with cuisines and a tough culinary battle comprising five tough rounds that Guneev became the best school student chef of India.

“I still can’t believe that I have actually won the competition. The immense support from my friends, family and school, kept me motivated till the end,” Sachedva told APN News

She added that “the experience was immensely enriching as it taught me to cook in a competitive, time-bound and demanding atmosphere”.

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Speaking about her family’s response to her YCI stint, Guneev says, “The happiest part was my family seeing my final plating and saying, “Okay Guneev, we didn’t know that you could do it so well!”

They’ve always been extremely supportive towards my endeavours. Their happiness brings a certain sense of achievement. I’m hopeful that in future too, I’ll continue to make my family proud.”

India offers the best culinary experience in the world and young prodigies are the most excited about making a profession out of it. SheThePeople.TV wishes the young chef the very best!

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