The winners of the semifinals of the All-Russian competition "Masters of Hospitality" - the project of the presidential platform "Russia - the Country of Opportunities", have been announced in Murmansk. 118 contestants from 38 regions of Russia took part in the semifinals, showing the best results based on the remote testing.
During the semifinal competitive tests, the participants solved regional cases, presented their projects, and industry experts evaluated them and selected the best ones, and held master classes for all participants.
Thirty participants from 17 regions reached the final. The Ufa residents Venera Bikkuzina, Artur Biktimirov, and Ekaterina Kirillova received a ticket to the final from the Republic of Bashkortostan. Venera Bikkuzina presented a project of the national cuisine workshop "Bishbarmak" for the competition.
Artur Biktimirov reached the final with the project of the scientific tour of the Toratau Geopark.
Ekaterina Kirillova made it to the finals with a line of gastronomic routes along Sterlitamak. There are many local brands and artisans in the city. So it has every chance to appear on the gastro map of Russia.
As part of the semifinals, the organizers tried to immerse the competition participants and experts as much as possible in the Russian North's atmosphere. A traditional husky tent awaited the guests, where they could touch the traditions and culture of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North - the Sami. Everyone could catch the North lights in a special photo zone, and also a gastronomic show "Arctic Dessert" was held for the participants of the competition. The guests were able to taste the Arctic and learn about summer and autumn programs for tourists for picking berries and mushrooms, for their preparation and harvesting.
Regional semifinals of the All-Russian competition "Masters of Hospitality" - the project of the presidential platform "Russia - the Country of Opportunities" in 2021 are held in six cities of Russia: Krasnodar, Murmansk, Kaluga, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Tyumen, Perm.