Bhubaneswar:15/5/23: Odisha Millets Mission is taking major strides in collaborating with Restaurants and Chefs to promote Odisha’s millets.
Odisha’s mission of bringing its Millets from Farm-to-Plate is on the rise, as the State Government is taking various unique initiatives to promote the consumption of millets across the State. One such drive was seen at the ongoing Millet Food Festival.
Odisha Millet Mission, along with Michael’s Kitchen, a fine-dining restaurant in Bhubaneswar, is organising the Millet Food Festival to commemorate the International Year of Millets 2023. The 15-day festival, scheduled from 5th May till 20th May, features various organic national and international dishes, with millets as the lead ingredient. The festival, being attended by various celebrities along with the people of the Capital City with gusto.
The festival also featured a masterclass from May 7th till 11th, helmed by the celebrated master chef and owner of the restaurant himself, Chef Michael. The master class aims at orienting how to manage a restaurant and how new dishes and food items can be made from millets. The session was attended by 30 participants from Mission Shakti WSHGs, eager to learn how to manage their own businesses
.While the food festival helps promote state produced millets, such training sessions help upskill and empower Mission Shakti WSHG members. The Millet Food Festival concludes on 20th May, till then people can visit Michaels Kitchen and savour various local and international dishes prepared in-house by Chef Michael and his team.