Results of Culinary Contests Posted Below.




Address: The Maynard Elks,
34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard MA 
Sat March 17, 2018, 12 PM - 5 PM.

 * Largest India Art Sale in New England * Live Indian Culinary Contest * Live Art with Dance for Charity

Ms Chitrita Banerji, internationally acclaimed Indian Food Historian and Novelist will be our Chief Guest.
NEWS - Over 300 people already signed up for Cuisinart this year


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CUISINART 2018, now in its third year, is another novel concept event from Calcutta Club USA, and is the only live Indian culinary contest in New England. Fusing food and art, Cuisinart will host the combination of a fine Indian style cooking competition among non-professional chefs and an exquisite art exhibition by leading South Asian artists in the same venue. Attendance at this event will be free with advance online registration. Chief Guest Chitrita Banerji will speak during one of the cooking rounds. The schedule of events will be:


Cuisinart Art Exhibition & Sale Rules

Participants of the Cuisinart 2018 Art Exhibition are:


The exhibition will promote artists of South Asian origin and will be held on Mar 17, 12 - 5 PM at Maynard Elks, Maynard. A maximum of 6 artists works will be showcased. Asian themes are preferred for most works, but a few fusion/general categories are also acceptable. 

1. Each registered artist will be given a long table for displays. No separate easels will be provided. Artists can bring their easels but they will have to be displayed within the allowed table area. You are advised to bring additional spotlights (we have ceiling recessed lights). Paintings and drawings can be shown. Photographs are not allowed.

2. Most medium of painting will be permitted, except for perishable goods. If in doubt, please ask us.

3. Framing a picture is advised but not necessary.

4. All items shown should be available for sale with clearly identifiable names and price tags. Artists should have a significant portfolio (at least 8-10 pieces) for display.

5. Calcutta Club USA, as the show gallery host, will handle the financial transactions of all sales, in cash, check or credit card. A percentage of sales will be set aside for the host. Sales tax will be collected by host from the buyer and given to the artist; it is the artist's responsibility to report all sales tax on sold properties to their state.

6. To be considered as an exhibit artist, please send us a scan of two representative pieces of your artwork. Once approved by our board, you can register online as an Artist here. Please also send your brief bio as an artist. We reserve the right to use the submitted artwork copies for Cuisinart promotional material only, including flyers, brochures and website.

7. Each product for sale should display a name, a price, size of poster, medium and artist name. For example:

An Indian Summer
Naveen Jaswal
Watercolor on Canvas
16" x 3"
USD 900

8. As in Cuisinart 2017, we will have a Live Art program to the accompaniment of music & dance. This year, we are hoping to add several young talented artists in the Live Art segment. Several dancers will participate in a dance sequence for 30-45 minutes during which the artists will paint real time on canvas. The live paintings will be auctioned and the proceeds donated to charity after costs deductions. Interested young artists and dancers are welcome to contact us through channels provided below.

Cuisinart Culinary Contest:

Participants of the Cuisinart 2018 Culinary Contest are:

Results of Culinary Contest:


Contest Winner Runner-up
Surprise Ingredient Mitali Kumar Prithvi Banerjee
Men's Round Subhayu Basu  Arup Dey
Women's Round Nidhi Thomas  Nisha Bawa
Grand Cuisinier Subhayu Basu  



1. All participants must register for the live cooking slot online.
There is no cost for just attending, but you must register online free. We can accommodate maximum 5 live cooking spots per category.

2. You can select any one type of dish to make - Appetizer, Main Entree and Dessert. All items must be considered Indian sub continent dishes. The participants will be allocated to one of the following  rounds:
(a) Men's round (b) Women's Round (c) Surprise Ingredients round.

It must be possible to complete cooking the dish live at the venue within 30 minutes using an Electric skillet or Portable single burner (no ovens or stovetops). You need to bring your own skillet Assume 110V only power supply. Again, you can only enter for one live category in Cuisinart. Also bring a printed recipe of your dish for judge's evaluation.


4. In the finals, each selected contestant will cook their dish in front of the audience and the judges within 30 minutes time linit. You must bring your own ingredients and cooking vessels. After 30 minutes, the chefs will have to stop and place their cooked dish on the display table within 5 minutes with table settings for maximum 4 judges. The judges will come by, taste the prepared food and ask you questions, which you should be ready to answer. Our Culinary Judges for Cuisinart 2018 are:

- Mr Vijay Narang

- Ms Arundhati Tuli Banerjee

- Mr Joydip Kundu

- Mr Bharat Singh

- Ms Vandana Tiwari Sharma

- Mr Subhrangshu Dutta

- Mr Praveen Misra

- Judge Coordinator: Mr Trinanjan Sengupta

- Rules and Procedures Advisor: Ms Ruma Neogy

5. A winner and runners-up prize will be awarded for each category.

6. All interested contestants must be at least 18 years of age to participate. The contest is open to all genders.

7. For any questions, please write to calcuttacluboffice AT calcuttaclubusa DOT com.


Live Art Show and Charity Auction

An innovative and novel offering of Cuisinart is the Live Art Show, introduced last year. In this segment, two artists make a timed canvas painting in approximately half an hour, to the tune of an exotic musical choreography. Last year, the dance theme was Indian classical music. This year, we will celebrate folk dances from multiple states, performed by students of Boston area schools. It's a spellbinding show, which has no rehearsal - as art takes form rapidly. As soon as the program ends, the painting must complete - after which, they will be auctioned to charity. Last year, we raised enough money to donate to ASHA Students Organization of Acton Boxboro High School, which supported one year of education of 6 girls from Prerna Girls School in Lucknow. We hope to achieve a similar target this year.

Our live artists this year will be Meera Singh and Giridhar Pottepalem. It takes a lot of courage to take on this challenge, so we are very grateful to them for volunteering their services. Accompanying them are the following dancers:


Devotional Folk
Shikha Bajpai
Tina Chetan 
Purbi Rana
Punjabi Bhangra
Devishi Jain
Kaushiki Thatikonda
Namya Arora
Tanvi Gahlot
Rajasthani folk
Rumely Chattopadhyay Sengupta
Sulagna Sanyal
Suchismita RoyChowdhury
Swadhina Guhathathakurta
Bengali Folk
Sunanda Ghosh 
Ishita Basu
Joyeta Chatterjee 
Shilpi Verma
Assam Bihu
Debbie Goswami
Minasri Borah
Priyanka Ray Barua
Narmeen Iftikhar
Poly Barman
Gujarat Garba
Viprali Bhatkar
Shraddha Baride
Deoshree Khadse


Thanks again to all participants of Cuisinart 2018


All are welcome to this novel event.

Address: The Maynard Elks,
34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard MA 
Sat Mar 17, 12 PM - 5 PM.
Free Attendee Registration (till hall capacity) -

For information on Cuisinart, please call 508.740.7848.