Cvrry emerged as the champion of the Plant-based Perfection Challenge 2021, a competition that looks for the most innovative plant-based meat alternative that best represents Asia, with an associated business concept.
Jointly organised by ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition, and NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the Plant-based Perfection Challenge aims to promote and popularise plant-based protein meat alternatives by challenging aspiring chefs and students to create the best dish tailored to Asian palates.
Cvrry beat three other teams in the finals with their Cvrry Chicken Puff which was wrapped in a delicious crispy and delicate vegan pastry, combined with a spiced plant-based chicken and curried potato filling.
The three-person team was awarded S$3,000 worth of cash prizes and opportunities with ADM, which include an internship, trial production with ADM ingredient solutions, and technical and regulatory support.
Out of the top four teams, three were made up of NTU students. In addition, NTUitive will offer support and opportunities to the winning teams in the form of access to funding and grants to spinoff the commercial potential, as well as continued mentorship.