Address: The Maynard Elks,
34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard MA 
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12 PM - 5 PM.

Chief Guest: Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General of India
Invited Speaker - Senator Jamie Eldridge


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* Largest India Art Sale in New England * Live Indian Culinary Contest * Live Art with Dance for Charity

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CUISINART 2017 is another novel concept event from Calcutta Club USA, building on the exciting foundation of CUISINIER 2016, the live Indian culinary contest. Fusing food and art, Cuisinart (on Feb 26, 2017, Maynard Elks Lodge) will host the combination of a fine Indian style cooking competition among non-professional chefs and an exquisite art exhibition by 10 South Asian artists in the same venue. Attendance at this event will be free with advance online registration. Here is the final schedule:

Grand Sponsor - Herb Chambers BMW of Sudbury (Pranav Gill, General Manager)
Silver Sponsor - Urban Public Companies, Denver, CO
Food Vendor - Mehfil Indian Restaurant, Tewksbury
Brochure Sponsor - Neelam Wali,, Printing and Graphic Services, Billerica
Culinary Awards Sponsor - Masala Bay, Littleton; Holi Restaurant, Bedford; Mehfil Indian Restaurant, Tewksbury

Cuisinart Art Exhibition & Sale Rules

The exhibition will promote artists of South Asian origin and will be held on Feb 26, 12 - 5 PM at Maynard Elks, Maynard. A maximum of 10 artists works will be showcased. Asian themes are preferred for most works, but a few fusion/general categories are also acceptable. 

ALL 10 Artist Slots are SOLD OUT at this time. Here are the selected artists:

Anusuiya Bharadwaj
Dimple Shah
Garima Parakh
Sudakshina Bhattacharya
Indranil Ghosh
Latha Subramanian
Anushka Ghosh
Gopika Narula
Indrani Choudhury
Poppy Charnalia

1. Each registered artist will be given a long table for displays. No separate easels will be provided. Artists can bring their easels but they will have to be displayed within the allowed table area. You are advised to bring additional spotlights (we have ceiling recessed lights). Paintings and drawings can be shown. Photographs are not allowed.

2. Most medium of painting will be permitted, except for perishable goods. If in doubt, please ask us.

3. Framing a picture is advised but not necessary.

4. All items shown should be available for sale with clearly identifiable names and price tags. Artists should have a significant portfolio (at least 8-10 pieces) for display.

5. Calcutta Club USA will handle the financial transactions of all sales, in cash, check or credit card. Sales tax will be collected by host from the buyer and given to the artist; it is the artists responsibility to report all sales tax on sold properties to their state.

6. To be considered as an exhibit artist, please send us a scan of two representative pieces of your artwork. Once approved by our board, you can register online as an Artist at Please also send your brief bio as an artist. We reserve the right to use the submitted artwork copies for Cuisinart promotional material only, including flyers, brochures and website.

7. Each product for sale should display a name, a price, size of poster, medium and artist name. For example:

An Indian Summer
Naveen Jaswal
Watercolor on Canvas
16" x 3"
USD 900

8. Special in Cuisinart 2017, we will have a Live Art program to the accompaniment of music & dance. The following dancers will participate in a dance sequence for 30 minutes during which two artists will paint real time on canvas. The live paintings will be auctioned and the proceeds donated to ASHA for EDUCATION.

Priya Kumar Kuchipudi
Krishnakali Dasgupta Manipuri
Srabonti Bandyopadhyay Odissi
Jeyanthi Ghetaraju Bharatnatyam

Cuisinart Culinary Contest Rules:

1. All participants and attendees must register for the event online.
There is no cost for just attending, but you must register online. We can accommodate maximum 4 live cooking spots per category.

2. You can select any one type of dish to make - Appetizer, Main Entree and Dessert. All items must be considered Indian sub continent dishes. The participants will be allocated to one of the following  rounds:
(a) Men's 4 x 30 min Free Style (b) Women's Traditional Round (c) Global Outreach (non Indian origin contestants)

All above live round slots are SOLD OUT at this time. Participants are:

Men's Free Style Praveen Misra
  Prithvi Banerjee (Runner Up)
  Harish Dang
  Maneesh Srivastava (Winner + Best Cuisinier Award)
Women's Traditional Round Sandipa Barat
  Anjana Roy
  Pushpa Karna (Runner Up)
  Kamalika Roy (Winner)
Global Outreach Round Joanne Sarkar
  Rachel Joarder (Winner)
  Heidi Singh (Runner Up)
JUDGES Eliana Hussain
  Niranjana Anandakumar
  Aroop Sircar
  Sunanda Pepalla

It must be possible to complete cooking the dish live at the venue within 30 minutes using an Electric skillet or Portable single burner (no ovens or stovetops). You need to bring your own skillet Assume 110V only power supply. Again, you can only enter for one live category in Cuisinart. Also bring a printed recipe of your dish for judge's evaluation.


4. In the finals, each selected contestant will cook their dish in front of the audience and the judges within 30 minutes time linit. You must bring your own ingredients and cooking vessels. After 30 minutes, the chefs will have to stop and place their cooked dish on the display table within 5 minutes with table settings for maximum 4 judges. The judges will come by, taste the prepared food and ask you questions, which you should be ready to answer.

5. A winner and runners-up prize will be awarded for each category.

6. All interested contestants must be at least 18 years of age to participate. The contest is open to all genders.

7. For any questions, please write to calcuttacluboffice AT calcuttaclubusa DOT com.


All are welcome to this novel event.

Address: The Maynard Elks,
34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard MA 
Sun Feb 26, 12 PM - 5 PM.

For information on Cuisinart, please call 508.740.7848.