On 13th March 2021 Food and Beverage festival was organized at Biratnagar, also felicitating renowned Chef Mr. Santosh Shah. Chief Minister of Province No. 1 Mr. Sherdhan Rai, Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Forest & Environment of Province No. 1 Mr. Jagadish Prasad Kusiyait, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Mr. Dhanajaya Regmi and NATTA President Mr. Achyut Guragain were invited to this festival.
The festival was organized for the promotion of tourism destinations of Province no. 1 and also for the promotion of their local foods with having stalls where they showcased various authentic local foods.
Also, on 2nd March 2021, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Chairman of NTB Mr. Yadav Prasad Koirala appreciated and felicitated celebrity Chef Mr. Santosh Shah at the program organized by Nepal Tourism Board in promoting the authentic cuisines of Nepal via the popular culinary show, introducing Nepal as a destination for gastronomy tourism in the international arena.