City students learn about career in hospitality at edu expo

City students learn about career in hospitality at edu expo

Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) Twenty-year-old Amartya Roy

can't wait to fly to Switzerland, where he is all set to enrol

in a hospitality course before trying his luck in the hotel

industry.

A student of a hotel management institute here, Roy

nurtures a dream to own a restaurant chain some day.

Priyangi Ghosh, who is in her early 20s, is equally

determined to make it in the baking industry, with outlets of

her own venture spread across the globe.

The Sreerampore resident is keen on taking up a course

at an institute of international repute, which would prepare

her for the 'business of baking industry'.

Coming to the aid of such young aspirants striving to

make a mark in the sector, a Mumbai-based education consultant

recently organised a global hospitality education expo in the

city, which brought together top hotel management schools and

industry leaders.

Students keen to explore world-class hospitality

education need quality, first-hand information and those

undecided require the right exposure, said Mitali Rawool,

Assistant Director, Zista Education, the expo organisers.

'The hospitality industry has evolved over the years,

giving rise to a wide spectrum of career options. If we can

showcase the opportunities that are available in the broader

hospitality domain, more students will be attracted to join

our dynamic industry,' she said.

Bela Brahmbhatt, the area manager of Blue Mountains

International Hotel Management School in Australia, feels that

acceptability of hospitality and tourism management as a

career option has increased among parents in India.

'Students not just get to learn about the culinary

industry, its nitty-gritty, they also get to know about menu

engineering, something that would help them turn their

ventures profitable.

'Parents have also warmed up to the idea of sending

their children to hotel management schools. I think

counselling sessions and education expos play an important

role in clearing misconceptions,' she said.

A special masterclass was also arranged at the expo,

where Urvika Kanoi, owner of 'The Daily Caf' in south

Kolkata, gave students tips and ideas about indigenous and

superfood ingredients.

'We presented a demo of five to six dishes, harping on

the fact that it is important to be sustainable without

wasting food. The students were eager to find out about the

techniques and the substitutes which can be used while

cooking. It was an enriching experience,' she added. PTI RMS

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