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Pavlova was crown as the champion for the Aurora MasterChef Competition 2017. Dr. Shamala Ramasamy from the Psychology Department together with Ms. Bushra Farooq (PS 115) and Ms. Ong Yee Chen (BP215) has team up to prepare a delicious Italian delicacy.

Pavlova was one of the twelve group that was competing to win the grand prize of RM150. All of the group has showcase their best cooking skills and most definitely had put on a good show. The rule of the game was to create a group of three people that consist at least one staff (either academic or non-academic staff) and two students. The team then need to prepare a cuisine based on the theme provided, Italian cuisine. All of the ingredient was provided by the committee and the winning team was decided by evaluation of the invited judges.

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The invited judges are Associate Professor Rokiah Binti Don, Dr Chang Sui Kiat (both are from nutrition and dietetic department) and Mr. Lim Foo How (President of IMU Food Freak Club). While the Pavlova was announce as the winner, the Homecook team (Miss Nur Farazilla from Academic Service, Nur Amalin binti Rosly (CH 115) and Anndriana Kelety anak Udin  (BP 114))  manage to grab the 1st runner up tittle.

Another category that was competing are the popularity award, where 20 audiences was recruited and evaluate the food based on taste and presented dish. The audience vote is based on the number of likes in Student-Staff Interaction Activity’s Facebook. The award goes to the Ametuer Cooks, which consist of Ms Shirley Evelynn (Foundation in Science Lecturer), Ms. Sadiya Parvin(FIS 117) and Ms.Tan Chen Hui(FIS 117).

Aurora Master-Chef Competition is a part of the Student-Staff Interaction Activity (SSIA), it is a collaboration between the Students Ambassador and IMU Food Freak Club. The Student-Staff Interaction Activity is an annual initiative by the Student Ambassador which aim to develop a close-knitted community among students, academic and non-academic staff within IMU. Other than the MasterChef Competition, the SSIA Committee also organized various activity such as Aurora of the Day and Aurora in IMU.

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The committee express their gratitude toward the IMU Nutrition and Dietetic Department for lending their laboratory as well as the sponsor: Runner Café, Go-Getter Café, Peekaboo Café and Deka Wafer Roll.

Credit to Photography Club

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/SSIA2017/

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