Yesterday was a very exciting day at Team SI. May being peak summer month, yesterday the “Summer” theme was flagged off with a “Fruit Salad Competition”.
The entire staff was divided into 4 teams who chose some innovative names like: Strawberry, Alphonso, Sunshine and Sunflower. Each Team was supposed to make Fruit Salad and points will be given based on Presentation, Taste and Innovation.
Alphonso: They were very creative as they had carved a baby cradle out of watermelon and other fruits and the visual effect was good. It was painstakingly done and everyone was very impressed, as they could come up with something related to our organization.
Strawberry: They did not have a theme as such but it was tastefully decorated. Apart from fruits they had also used plum cake to form a sandwich with fruit toppings, some ice cream. The final presentation looked splendid the taste was different and awesome.
Sunflower: They had carved a bird using waste (mango seeds, grape skin, watermelon seeds, chiku seeds) from fruits; carving and fruit art deco using many fruits, a total of 13 fruits were used. It looked so artistic, did not feel like eating the salad and spoiling the beauty of it but ultimately had to give in to the inviting taste of the salad.
Sunshine: This team had a unique concept. They had created a salad corner with a banner stating their name and they even had a menu card, feedback form and the judges were even handed a bill. It was quite different from other teams in every way.
It was a welcome break from the mundane daily activities. Everyone enjoyed it and each one of them got the opportunity to showcase their talent.
Dr Sudhir and Dr Yash enjoyed the most as they were the judges and they got to sample the delicious salads with different kinds of dressings and toppings.
By the end of the day, both of them piled on some extra pounds. It was not only mouth watering and delicious but a visual treat as can be evidenced from the photos.
The judges as well as all the teams voted and it was difficult to choose the winner as the scores were really close but finally it was unanimously decided to declare ‘Team Strawberry” as the winner.
Seeing the enthusiasm, we all were awarded prizes for participation. Winners in addition got books on delicious recipes.