Cooking is one aspect of chef’s skills and profession. There are other aspects like the presentation of food, garnishing, Carving/food sculpting which are unique and very interesting. Guinness world record holder Indian Chef Devwrat Jategaonkar has mastered the art of Margarine Sculpting. He has won many international accolades in his career, including the First silver medal for India,at IKA Culinary Olympics 2012, Germany, and Guinness World Records. He had created a story of Cinderella at the IKA Culinary Olympics He is best known for this Margarine carving skills.
OMG ! Yeah Mera India (History TV 18) is one of the most popular programmes in India as well as abroad. This programme covers unique inspirational stories of individuals who are passionate about their craft. Chef Devwrat’s culinary journey, will be telecasted in this programme on 17th May 2021 at 8 Pm. Chef Devwrat has created a beautiful Margarine sculpture especially for OMG! Yeah Mera India, which will be shown in detail in this episode. To make this sculpture, He has taken inspiration from stone sculptures located at Krishna Temple at Humpi (Karnataka). While talking about this sculpture, he says “India had always been known as the land that portrayed cultural and traditional vibrancy through its conventional arts and crafts. The Vijayanagar Empire was one of the richest states then known to the world. Several foreign travellers, who visited the empire during the 15th and 16th Centuries, have left glowing accounts of its splendour and wealth. The monuments speak volumes about the history of Hampi that used to be a prosperous and rich kingdom that was eventually ruined owing to the attacks made by the Moghuls. Making this sculpture for OMG! Yeah Mera India season 7, was a unique and satisfying experience. I have named my sculpture as ‘Gratitude’. Every Individual has his own dreams. But his mind is filled with lots of doubts and fears which are his own Demons, he needs to fight with. You can only achieve the dreams if you have a sense of gratitude towards near and dear ones and God. With gratitude and passion, you can achieve the unthinkable! That is the message I want to convey through this sculpture.”
Chef Devwrat’s Youtube channel ‘Dev’s Kitchen’ is known for interesting recipes and food sculpting. Dev’s kitchen is a platform where he shares his recipes and carving tutorials. He was associated for almost 10 years as Chef Anchor for ‘Aamhi Sare Khavvaye’ which is a very popular cookery show in Maharashtra. He is a household name in Maharashtra, due to his cooking skills on the show. In 2017 he created the ‘largest Margarine sculpture in the world’ (1506.8 kg, Trimurti Sculpture), which was recognised by Guinness world records.