Kochi: UST Global's Network of Women Ussociates (NOWU), an internal volunteering team that facilitates the empowerment of the company's woman employees, recently organized its annual culinary festival cum fund raising event Yummy Aid 2019. UST Global Yummy Aid is an annual festival that aims to bring together all the employees to raise funds for the upliftment of women and children in our society.
This is the 8th year and the company has raised close to Rs 1,15,000, which will be used towards various CSR initiatives for the underprivileged women and education of children.
The food festival and culinary contest witnessed participation from 18 teams who cooked and brought lip-smacking food from home and sold them at UST Global office in Infopark. The 18 teams also competed for the 'best stall' and 'best signature dish' and 'best charity partner' title. 12 individuals competed for 'Master Chef' title.
The judge for the contest was Vivek Pillai, executive chef, Marriot Hotels. Sonia Thomas was chosen master chef; Ruchikoottu 2.0 got the prize for the best stall; Thodi's Mexicano and Varnaputtu (stall name: Ruchikoottu 2.0) were adjudged best signature dish; while Foodies Paradise was awarded the Best Charity Partner prize. The judge gave away the prizes to the winners. Around 2,000 employees participated from across the offices at Kochi.