ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY FOR CULINARY BLOGS– 2015 METRO ACADEMY, SOFIA, BULGARIA
Last visit 4 June 2016.
Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:
5D score: 5 out of 5.
…. Darin Staykov from Master Chef (currently cooking in Before 10 and a blogger with Fkusno.com), greets you smiling at the door, and offers you a welcome Prosecco;
….. Ivo Stankov and Ilian Dimitrov, drummers, financiers who cook great and for that I wrote in my article about the dinner show NIGHT of CULINARY BLOGGERS – DRUMMERS – FINANCIERS WHIRL THE KITCHEN OF SHOWHOW, SOFIA, BULGARIA. They are the organizers of the second edition of Annual Awards for Culinary Blogs, as well as the authors of the site blogovoditel.com, where you can find the recipes of culinary enthusiasts with blogs from all around Bulgaria.
…. Great looking Gourmet Catering by Chef Dimo Dimov’s Cult Gourmet , immaculate and beautifully arranged to treat the guests after the ceremony;
…. Chef Yuri Velev, Chef and presenter at Metro Cooking Academy, host of the event, known from TV as a guest Master Chef;
…. Chef Valery Neshov, the owner of restaurant Before 10, the Treasurer of traditional Bulgarian recipes;
…. Guests and partners of the event from Metro cash & Carey, Sladeâ, Maggi (Nestle), Sofia Mel, Krina, La Garone, Culinary Journal, Your butchers, Dr. Oetker.
…. The excitement of bloggers when announced as award winners;
…. The sunny mood of Yolly – Yolanta Delibozova from 24 Kitchen TV, also culinary blogger with www.yoli.bg, greeting everybody with “Hello delicious people!” when approached via Viber;
…. Extremely delicate texture of the cake, prepared specially for the occasion by Katya Rangelova’s, a member of Amuse Bouche (I wrote about them) and also culinary blogger with her site sugarmouse.club
…. The positive energy and greetings of winners reached live via Viber, despite of the network interruptions;
…. Ilian’s confidence as a ceremony host, and Ivo’s skills for orchestrating live broadcasts on Facebook and live connection via Viber with Bulgaria and the world.
…. Ilian’s jokes, making the audience laugh;
…. Chef Yuri Velev from Metro Academy with his sense of humor;
…. In the beginning there was no music, but then we heard pleasant Jazz, before the commencement of the ceremony;
…. The applause of the audience and the acknowledgements of winners;
…. How Lucy, the author of Lussi’s World of Artcraft, who won three prizes, said that for her there were two great events this week- the gig of Slayer and the annual awards of the culinary bloggers for 2015: cakes and metal-hand-in-hand, cool, huh!
…. Mouth-watering savor from the rich Catering by Chef Dimo Dimov- salmon, mushrooms, cheese, olives, chocolate, vanilla and any other.
…. Tasty morsels of catering, wine of the year 2016 of Metro, Cavanza, Santa Rita, Chile, selected by sommeliers of Metro cash & Kerry, with optimal quality-price ratio; the drink is in red-Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, 2014 and 2013 2013 Chardoney white.
The Annual Awards Ceremony for Culinary Bloggers, 2015, organized by blogovoditel.com took place in Metro Academy, which is located at Metro store 1 in Mladost district. The hall, in which the event took place is very suitable for such occasions, since it inspires culinary arts with all its details. It can be adapted for bigger audiences or smaller ones, could be used for cocktails or dinner shows.
We spoke on the topic of culinary art and its growing popularity in Bulgaria with the PR manager of Metro Cash & Carry Lyudmil Karavasilev, and discussed the contribution of Metro Academy to this process with its courses for chefs and enthusiasts, organized in its fully equipped professional kitchen. I was glad to learn that this activity will be expanding in the future, so culinary fans can expect even more specialized events in the future. I believe that the culinary arts can contribute also to enriching the experience of tourists visiting our country, presenting high quality meals from Bulgarian cuisine.
Address: UL. Tzarigradsko shose 7-11 km, Metro 1, Sofia, Bulgaria
The winners of the Culinary Bloggers Awards were chosen both by the jury and the audience. The jury consisted of Veselina Popova-gold medallist in carving, instructor and international culinary judge, Elitsa Mineva- editor in Chief of the magazine “Culinary Journal, Yolanta Delibozova- Yolly – musician, culinary blogger and TV presenter in 24Kitchen, Chief Valery Neshov- Treasurer of traditional Bulgarian recipes at restaurant Before 10, Chef Yuri Velev- Chef at Metro Academy, symbolic host and Ilian Dimitrov- creator of Blogovoditel.
Events like awards granting inspires motivation to culinary bloggers who invest efforts and hearts in sharing their cooking secrets. I’m sure these people don’t do it for awards or acknowledgements, but simply for the love of the culinary arts. It’s fascinating to see how a they blush and thank heartily for their efforts appreciation.
Thanks to Ivo and Ilian, and their site blogovoditel.com, the culinary bloggers in Bulgaria began to gather together, became a community sharing experiences and ideas, provoking each other to create even better recipes- more impressive and delicious. Some of them have come up with some interesting names for their blogs, others are skilful photographs, some are young, others in their golden age. They share one common feature- passion for cooking and blogging!
I personally am more a consumer than a serious chef, but I also have some experience in the kitchen. When I need to check up a recipe, I look for it in their blogs and find interesting tips there. And thanks to blogovoditel.com I can see all the variations of a recipe, bearing the personal style of each author. I’d suggest to the owners of blogovodiel.bg to reach for a next step- a site with recipes from around the world in multiple languages.
Two words about the event as a whole: nice rewards for nice people!
Address: 7-11 km Tzarigradsko shose, blvd, Metro 1, Sofia, Bulgaria
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