Address: The Maynard Elks,
34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard MA 
Sun April 28, 2019, 12 PM - 5 PM.

Live Indian Culinary Contest * Live Art with Dance for Charity

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CUISINART 2019, now in its fourth 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 live art creation by talented artists in the same venue. Attendance at this event will be free with advance online registration.

As in earlier Cuisinarts, 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.

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Cuisinart 2019 Culinary Results



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Cuisinart Culinary Contest Rules:

1. All cooking contestants 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 will be participating in any one of the three rounds of live cooking. Few exceptions to this rule may be allowed for very early contest registrants. The categories for this years cooking contest are:

(a) Vegetarian Medley
(b) Variety India
(c) Hindusthani Fusion

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. 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 limit. 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.

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.


Cuisinart 2019 Culinary Contestants (Announced so far)

Suchismita RC
Verinder Bawa
Shazia Rizvi
Rekha Jain
Mitali Kumar (Slot 1)
Souji Bondalapati
Shreya Vinchhi
Mitali Kumar (Slot 2)
Hirak Biswas
Kalyan Doddipalle
Vicky Kota
Rajeev Cheemalakonda (Slot 1)
Rajeev Cheemalakonda (Slot 2)
Sonal Goel

Chaavi Tiwari Mishra


Live Art Show and Charity Auction

An innovative and novel offering of Cuisinart is the Live Art Show. In this segment, generally one or 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 announced soon. It takes a lot of courage to take on this challenge, so we are very grateful to them for volunteering their services. Accompanying them will be several musicians and  dancers.
Live Artists - Andy Tapaswi & Rahul Ray

Teacher: Mona Mitra
Teacher - Moumita Banerjee
Aadya Goel
Avni Aggarwal
Eesha Soni
Assam Bihu
Debbie Goswami
Akashbanti Borgohain
Aman Nath
Assam Bihu Monalisha Kalita
Himadri Kalita
Jigyasa Roy Phukan
Assamese Solo Dr Drishti Neogy
Bharatnatyam Jeyanthi Ghatraju
Dance Director, Natyanjali
Indian Classical Priya Kumar


Thanks to Subu Kota and Pat Snow for purchasing the live art paintings. All proceeds were donated to Ms Jeannie Meijer, president of Acton Boxboro United Way (


All are welcome to this novel event.

Address: The Maynard Elks,
34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard MA 
Sun April
28, 12 PM - 5 PM.
Free Attendee Registration (till hall capacity) -

For information on Cuisinart, please call 508.740.7848.