Marriott International Inc, the largest hospitality chain and AXN, the destination for best English entertainment shows, have joined hands for a one-of-its-kind association.
Together, they are curating a unique culinary show ‘AXN Ultimate Cook-Off - The Marriott International Challenge’, which promises a thrilling, action-packed and never-seen-before gastronomic experience for viewers. AXN will exclusively premiere this cook-off on October 12. The show will be a nail-biting, high-stakes, head-to-head faceoff between four celebrated chefs from various brands within the Marriott portfolio. The contestants will display their skills through different culinary challenges and will be scored on their versatility, proficiency, and creativity. The winning dish will make it to the menu of more than 100 Marriott International hotels across India.
Chef Toine Hoeksel, Senior Culinary Director, Marriott International, who leads more than 30 brands under the Marriott family, visited India to judge the cook-off. Other judges included Chef Himanshu Taneja, Culinary Director, India, Marriott International, and famed actor-cum-producer, Chitrangda Singh.
Marriott International Inc. and AXN’s partnership will bring to life innovative content as well as memorable guest experiences. Viewers will also get to know 5 celebrated Marriott chefs through vignettes aired on AXN showcasing their expertise and passion for food. Additionally, Marriott International Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for the much-awaited Top Chef Season 14, scheduled to air this month on AXN - Mon-Fri, 9 pm.
“This association gives us yet another platform to showcase our cooking styles, abilities and innovations in the F&B domain while offering diverse, culinary experiences of the highest standards and celebrating the progressive culinary talent of our Chefs across Marriott.” Said Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc.
“Innovation and differentiation is at the core of everything we do. AXN’s Ultimate Cook-Off – The Marriott International Challenge is another such initiative, which is inspired by people’s love for food. The common passion for food between Marriott International, AXN and Chitrangda Singh is what makes this association so special.” Said Tushar Shah, Business Head, English Cluster, Sony Pictures Networks India
“I am honoured to associate with Marriott International and AXN - two highly-respected names in the country, and the world over. This association gives me a chance to truly explore my passion for food, as the chefs whip up their magic and produce sensorial delights. I also look forward to making my very first tie-up with AXN a memorable one.” said Chitrangda Singh, Actor and Co-Judge.