Prepare to Showcase Your Pizza-Making Skills in Marcopolo's Third Edition of the Intercollege Pizza-Making Competition of 2023!




Marcopolo Restaurant, renowned for its mouth-watering pizzas, prepared in a wood-fired oven with fresh ingredients and a vibrant ambiance, is thrilled to announce the third edition of its Intercollege Pizza Making Competition. The event is scheduled for May 8th, 2023, and hospitality college students are invited to exhibit their pizza-making skills and compete for exciting prizes.

The competition is open to all hospitality colleges, and registration is currently ongoing until April 30th. Interested participants and colleges can visit Marcopolo Restaurant's Facebook and Instagram pages for further details and to register for the competition.

The Intercollege Pizza Making Competition is designed to inspire and showcase the culinary skills of hospitality college students while promoting the pizza-making culture. With pizza's increasing popularity worldwide, this competition provides an excellent opportunity for young and aspiring chefs to showcase their creativity by crafting unique and innovative pizzas that are not only delicious but also visually appealing. The competition promises to be a fun and friendly environment, allowing participants to showcase their skills while enjoying the company of fellow students and industry professionals.

The competition judges will evaluate participants based on various criteria, including the taste, texture, time, and presentation of their pizzas. The event promises to be enjoyable, with participants getting the opportunity to network with other hospitality college students and industry professionals.

The winners of the competition will receive exciting prizes, including trophies, certificates, a pizza-making session with the head chef of Marcopolo Restaurant, and complimentary food or drinks at the restaurant. Even those who do not win will have the opportunity to learn from the chefs, gain valuable experience, and expand their network in the industry.

To put it simply, Marcopolo Restaurant's Intercollege Pizza Making Competition is an excellent opportunity for hospitality college students to exhibit their culinary skills and compete for exciting prizes. If you are a hospitality college student who is interested in participating, we encourage you to register before April 30th and prepare to showcase your pizza-making skills on May 8th, 2023!


Unveiling the World of Wines: Marcopolo Wine-Tasting Event 2023

Wine is an integral part of the hospitality industry, and aspiring hospitality students need to have a good understanding of wine and its intricacies. From winemaking to bottling, serving, tasting, and selling, students need to learn all aspects of wine to excel in the industry.

To provide hospitality students with a basic understanding of wine and wine tasting, Marcopolo Restaurant, in collaboration with Mid-Valley International College, is hosting a wine-tasting event in the first week of May 2023. The event is being supported by Bottega Wines.

The wine-tasting event will teach students how to read a bottle of wine, open a bottle of wine, serve wine, taste wine, describe wine, and pair wine with food. These skills will enable the students to enhance customer experience and understand the importance and influence of wines in modern Nepali parties.

This event is the first of many wine classes that Marcopolo Restaurant will be hosting for hospitality students in the future. The program will commence with the students of the Mid Valley Int’l College, Gyaneshwor.

If you are an aspiring hospitality student, this wine-tasting event is an excellent opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge of wine and learn from experienced professionals.

Why Everyone Should Eat Pizza: The Surprising Health Benefits

Pizza is a universally loved food that has its origins in Italy. It is made from a round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough, topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and various other toppings, and baked at high temperatures. While pizza is often thought of as a guilty pleasure food, it actually has several surprising health benefits that make it a great addition to your diet. In this blog, we will discuss why everyone should eat pizza and how it can be a healthier option than you might think.

High in Proteins

Pizza is an excellent source of protein, with an average slice containing around 12 grams. Protein is essential for building muscle, making hair, blood, and tissue, as well as producing antibodies and enzymes. Eating enough protein is essential for good health, and pizza can be a great way to get the protein your body needs while enjoying a delicious meal.

Facilitates to absorb of lycopene

Lycopene is an antioxidant found in tomatoes, which are a key ingredient in pizza sauce. Lycopene helps to reduce blood pressure and lower high cholesterol, making it an essential nutrient for heart health. Cooked tomatoes contain more lycopene than fresh tomatoes, making pizza a great way to absorb this important antioxidant.

Fresh Vegetables

Many pizza restaurants offer a variety of fresh vegetables as toppings, including tomato, artichoke, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, and olive. These vegetables are a great way to add additional nutrients to your diet, such as vitamin B3, vitamin E, and antioxidants. Artichokes can also help to regulate blood pressure and lower "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Thin-Crust Pizza

If you're looking for a healthier option, try ordering a thin-crust pizza. Not only does it have fewer calories than regular pizza crust, but it also has a much better balance of carbs, protein, and fat. Thin-crust pizza can be a great way to enjoy pizza while sticking to your health goals.

Breakfast Option

Pizza can be a better option for breakfast than some cereals, as it contains a good balance of carbs, protein, and fat. Whether it's piping hot out of the oven or out of the fridge, it's a great first meal in the morning. So, next time someone tries to make you feel guilty about your breakfast choices, remind them that pizza is healthier than various breakfasts and cereals.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust

Whole-wheat pizza crust adds fiber to your diet, which can help you feel full faster and eat less. Fiber is essential for maintaining good digestive health and preventing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The whole-wheat dough also has fewer carbohydrates than white dough, making it a great option for those looking to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Cheat Meal Option

Whether you're on a short-term diet or making long-term changes to your diet, you should definitely schedule a cheat day for yourself. When you try to eat the right things every day, there comes a time when you only want to eat what you shouldn't. Depending on how long you've been ignoring your cravings, you can plan to enjoy your favorite pizza with a cheat meal so you can stay consistent in your food choices and don't have to deal with guilt.

Stronger Bones

Dairy products such as cheese are good sources of calcium, which is essential for maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis. Cheese also contains protein and fat, making it a great addition to a healthy diet. When ordering pizza, consider asking for a "light cheese" option to reduce the amount of cheese and calories in your meal.

Freshly Made Pizza can be high in Calories, Carbs & Sodium

Freshly-made pizzas often contain healthier ingredients than the prepared pizzas sold at convenience stores and fast-food restaurants. Most Pizzerias make their dough from scratch using simple ingredients like olive oil and flour. Depending on the shop, there are also shops that use healthy toppings such as sugar-free homemade sauces and cream cheese. For the most part, freshly baked pizzas are high in calories and sodium, as they are usually topped with cheese, salty meats, and other high-calorie toppings. Also, some Pizzas have added sugar in the crust, certain toppings, and sauces. Additionally, choosing a pizza or deep dish with a thin crust helps to maintain the carbs and total calorie content of the slice.

In conclusion, Pizza is a food that everyone should enjoy once in a while. It is a delicious and versatile treat that can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet. By choosing simple crusts and healthy toppings, you can enjoy the nutritional benefits of Pizza while also satisfying your cravings. So, the next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal, consider treating yourself to a slice of Pizza.

Marcopolo pizza making competition

Gateway College of Professional Studies Wins Marcopolo Pizza Making Competition 2023


On Wednesday, April 5th, the second edition of the "Marcopolo Pizza Making Competition 2023" took place at the Chhaya Center in Thamel. Sponsored by Annapurna Royal Camp, Hydroponics Nepal, QFX Nepal, Alpine Sherpa Gear, Kathmandu Suppliers, and Deep Jyoti Group, the event aimed to motivate students and showcase their culinary skills while promoting the pizza-making culture.

The competition featured some of the best culinary schools in Nepal, including NCTTM, Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management, IST College, Gateway College of Professional Studies, and IIMS College. The contestants were judged by a panel of esteemed judges, including Shanker Shrestha (Head Chef of Marcopolo Restaurant), Saroj Baniya (CEO of Smartly Yours), and Chef Bisho Ram Thapa, Executive Chef of Royal Singi Hotel.

The competition provided an excellent platform for young students to showcase their culinary skills and learn from experienced chefs. The participants showed exceptional talent and dedication in the competition, impressing the judges with their creativity and skills. However, there could only be one winner, and Gateway College of Professional Studies emerged victorious, while IIMS College was named the runner-up. The event was monitored and cheered on by Suman Pandey, the well-known tourism entrepreneur of Nepal & owner of Marcopolo Restaurant, along with Ratindra Singh, the CEO of Marcopolo Restaurant, who wished the participating students good luck before the bake-off began.

In addition to the exciting competition, the event also featured the School of Coffee Beans, whose Barista Instructors provided participants and judges with a unique coffee-tasting experience using Himalayan beans grown and processed in Nepal. It was a great opportunity for the attendees to taste the local flavors and learn about the coffee culture of Nepal. The School of Coffee Beans played an important role in enhancing the overall experience of the event and we thank them for their contribution.

In closing, Marcopolo Restaurant congratulates Gateway College of Professional Studies with Trophy & Night Stay at Annapurna Royal Camp, Pokhara on its well-deserved victory and IIMS College with Food Vouchers to dine at Mulchowk Restaurant for its impressive performance as the runner-up. Thanking all the sponsors, judges, and participants for making the "Marcopolo Pizza Making Competition 2023" a huge success. We look forward to the next edition of the competition and hope to see even more promising talents in the future.

Pasta @ Marcopolo

Nothing beats a large plate of pasta when you are feeling down. Finding creamy and silky textured pasta is hard and every restaurant has pasta on its menu. Pasta is easy and convenient food, made of simple ingredients such as wheat flour, spelt flour, buckwheat, water, and another type of flour. It is considered a healthy, appetizing dish as it contains many vegetables, fruits, fish & chicken and is cooked from fibrous grain.


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