Bandabuliya Cooking Competition (17.11.2012)

The Bandabuliya Cooking Competition, organized by Youth Power, continues on Saturday 17 November 2012, 10:00 – 12:30 with another race for the title of Youth Power Master Chef. Three gastronomy students from Lefke European University and Eastern Mediterranean University are scheduled to compete against each other, but more slots for the competition are still available for anyone interested in joining. Entrance and food tasting is free. Dishes prepared by the participants are judged by a committee of culinary experts consisting of Zekai Altan Head of the Gastronomy Department at Lefke European University, Aytac Yildirim Head Chef of the Lefke European University and gourmet Hakan Acil, forming the critics’ award committee and the Bandabuliya vendors act as the people’s choice award committee. 


Music, animation for children and adults, free food tasting and an exciting competition for the title of Youth Power Master Chef are ready to welcome participants at the old Bandabuliya market on Saturday 17 November 2012, 10:00 – 12:30. Organized by Youth Power and supported by UNDP-PFF the event forms part of the initiative to help revitalise the Bandabuliya market in the old part of Nicosia.


Youth Power Project Manager, Sezis Thompson, states:

“We feel that we’re really making a difference in the life of Bandabuliya and the vendors making their living in it by bringing new, youthful faces to the market place. It’s an honour to be able to contribute to this important focal point in the town of Nicosia, which has been alive since 1932.”


For more information please contact:

Sezis Thompson,

Youth Power Project Manager

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (+357) 99233282 / (+90) 0533 871 0088

The activity is funded by the European Union and supported by UNDP Partnership for the Future.