Among the thousands of Indonesian culinary, Soto is a dish that can be found in almost all parts of the country. Different province presents different variations of Soto with its own style in the processing and presentation of this comfort food. For this reason, Tristar Culinary Institute Batu explored and introduced the diversity of Indonesian Soto at the 'Nusantara Soto Festival 2018'.

On Thursday (8/3), Culinary Art students learned Indonesian Cuisine. As Soto was the main topic for the meeting that day, the students cooked numerous kinds of Indonesian Soto. For example, Mi Soto and Coto Makassar.  Mi Soto (Noodle Soto) from Bogor, the rainy city, has unique taste and uses yellow noodle in it. In addition, this Mi Soto is uniquely served with Crispy Risol as complement. The other kind of Soto is Coto Makassar which consists of meat and some offal and uses special spices. Its delicious savory flavor is able to make its connoisseurs be addicted.

               During the Soto Nusantara Festival there were other five kinds of Soto presented at Tristar Culinary Institute Batu, namely Soto Betawi, Soto Madura, Soto Kudus, Soto Banjar, and Soto Ayam. The seven kinds of soto were served warmly in clay cauldrons which added the ethnical and traditional touch. Each of the Soto was of course accompanied by a variety of their respective condiments.

               On this occasion, Tristar Culinary Institute Batu was honored because the Sub-district Head of Batu, Mr. Arif, could attend this annual event. He also expressed his appreciation to the institute as the first biggest culinary academy in the city. Besides Mr. Arif, we also invited Chef and Manager of F&B of Pohon Inn Batu to participate at the event. The F&B Manager explained that the F & B Department was considered very crucial in hospitality industry. In fact, many of the high-ranking positions in hotels were handled by people with F&B backgrounds. According to him, this was because people with culinary backgrounds had not only expertise in their fields but also strong mentality to survive in the field.

               From the statement above, it proves that a career in the world of F & B is a perfect choice because of its good career path and wide range of business opportunities. So why are you still doubtful? Join Tristar Culinary Institute Batu! And be a professional chef with us! [AD]