Philips India setup an event for celebrating Healthy Cooking using their products. Chef Ranveer Brar was invited to showcase the use of the products along with Shwetambari Shetty, Fitness Expert at Cut.Fit. The event was held at Vivanta by Taj at MG Road, Bangalore. I was invited along with a select few bloggers to be part of the event.
History of Philips
The brand has been popular for lighting since long time. But since past 1-2 decades they have come up some unique Kitchen Appliance which have become popular. The most captivating part about the Philips products is its finish quality, performance and ease-of-use.
In the present age, everyone is keen on buying products that can be fit anywhere in the Kitchen, drawing room or Living room. Philips fits the bill perfects by making products that just seem to become a part of house. Some of the world class products like – Philips Airfryer, Induction Cooker, Multicooker, Grill, Toaster, Juicer and Sandwich maker look great.
I have also mentioned about Performance and ease-of-use. People nowadays have little time for preparing meals. They want the product to be simple to operate and perform at the highest level. With the available competition in the market, these factors matter a lot in buying product. Philips had made sure that every product fits the bill in all the aspects mentioned above.
The event had various activities with Chef Ranveer Brar, Shwetambari and the audience.
Live cook-off with Chef Ranveer Brar
Chef Ranveer Brar used the Philips Products to prepare some of the wonderful items in front of the live audience. The best part of this session was that, Chef Ranveer Brar seemed to be at ease using the products. Every item seem to have been prepared effortlessly.
Some of the items that he prepared including – Fried Idli Chaat, Chettinad Fish Fingers, White Chocolate Brownie and Green Belt (Healthy Juice). Every item was also plated & presented well making them very desirable. If I were to pick my top favourite, it would be the Fried Idli Chaat.
Talk by Shwetamvari Shetty
Shwetamvari shared a lot of info about the healthy food options for people, wrong food habits, need for keeping track of calories, identifying the right food to be eaten, keeping track of time of eating food. Apart from that she also stressed on the need for exercising to stay fit.
Surprise questions during the cook-off session gave chances for audience to win prizes as Philips product. Every guest was given a chit with a number and the duplicate was put in a fish bowl. Randomly one of the chits would be picked and the person holding the same number, would be asked question. If the person answered correctly, they would get a Philips product (Hand blender) as gift. Some of the question asked were – Origin of word Mocha, Origin of word Moong, Fruit/Vegetable having anti-inflammatory property, Vegetable inside Guacamole and others.
Philips ran a contest few days back to let people come up with Healthy Recipes using the Philips products. They announced the winner and gave prizes.
Q & A Session
This was an opportunity for audience to ask direct questions to Chef Ranveer Brar and Shwetamvari Shetty. People asked various questions like – Need for mentioned Calorie & energy content in every dish, Why there is a stress on using Olive Oil compared to Palm or Soya or Sunflower oil, why is there a need to eat healthy food and many more. Some of the questions were answered convincingly and some were not. Hoping to seek answers in person later.
Photo Session & Dinner
Post the Q&A session, both the Chief guests posed for pictures with the audience. This was then followed by wonderful dinner.
It was a great opportunity to see the use of Philips products live in action Chef Ranveer Brar for preparing healthy food. The ease of preparation can inspire anyone to venture into the Kitchen for making the favourite dish. It also a great opportunity to listen from Shwetamvari regarding health & fitness.
A big thanks to Philips for setting up such a beautiful event. I am looking forward for many more events by Philips in future.
Pictures taken with Chef Ranveer Brar.