AFTER a fierce contest, winners have emerged in a cooking competition organised by the West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), makers of Ajinomoto, a seasoning ingredient, for members of Home Economics Teachers Association of Nigeria (HETAN), Lagos State chapter.
According to WASCO’s management, the cooking competition was put together to promote ideas and practices that impact and strengthen the well-being of individuals and families.
The competition, which had four female and two male contestants representing the six districts of HETAN in Lagos, saw the participant from district three, Adeyemo Ademola, emerge a winner. His three-course meal of Ogbonor soup, oatmeal, banana pudding, and zobo drink was adjudged the best. At the second position is Ezekiel Ogundele of district six. Ibojo Mercy Bukola of district five came third. The winners smiled home with various prizes. Consolation prizes were given to other contestants, including audience members who participated actively. Active audience members went home with various gift items, including Ajinomoto and other food seasonings produced by the Japanese company.
Adeyemo praised WASCO’s management for enhancing their culinary knowledge through its cooking products, adding that “Ajinomoto is the best seasoning that every home all over the world should use because it truly brings out the deliciousness in food.” As for Ogundele, first runner-up, the seasoning product is the secret of his culinary success. “I am a caterer and I use Ajinomoto for my cooking and my customers love the taste of my food. It is important to know the right quantity to use for each meal and since I have been using it, I have never heard any complaint from my customers,” he said.