About ICF

The Indian Culinary Forum, popularly known as the ICF is an Indian association of chefs, established in the year 1987 at New Delhi as an exclusive non-profit association, dedicated solely for the advancement of culinary professionals in India. The Forum’s objective is to act as a link, platform, useful and necessary instrument for the national community of chefs.

The Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) is the peak industry body representing Indian professional chefs, cooks, apprentices & culinary students. At Indian Culinary Forum, we strengthen the cooperation among chefs and all culinary professionals. ICF enables in enhancing and developing the skills of culinary trade.

The role of ICF is to run industry educational & networking events through workshops, forums, dinners, culinary competitions and other industry related events.

The Forum also awards bursaries to some competitors to enable them to travel abroad and receive work experience in high-class establishments. In addition to the professional competitions and events, the Forum also liaises with several other government agencies, including the Indian Department of Tourism and Commerce. READ MORE

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Culinary Forum of GOA
Forum of Indian Food Importers
Cehfs Association of Five Rivers
Western Chef Association


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Expert Views & Interview

Breaking the Pandemic – Getting The Industry Back, Experts Write Series: Chef Davinder Kumar, ICF

Tourism and hospitality as an industry, considered to be the epitome of the service industry will need to reinvent the wheel and figure out strategies to continue providing their high level of service...

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Eating with our ears: Assessing the importance of the sounds of consumption on our perception

Article By: MOUSUMI DASGUPTA (Assistant Professor)Sound is the forgotten flavour sense.You can tell a lot about the texture of a food—think crispy, crunchy, and crackly—from the mastic...

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Recipe of the Month

Crispy Tofu Chilli Crab Sauce

Recipe by;Chef Azad MohammedExecutive Sous ChefChopsticks, Saudi Arabia in JeddahIngredients20 gm  vegetables Oil5 gm  garlic chopped25 gm onion chopped200 gm tofu cut into Batonet large30 g...

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