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It’s interesting to note that Chicken tikka masala was declared “Britain’s true national dish”. The fact is that due to its vibrancy Indian food is getting more & more popular and also because it is available across the globe.IMGA0601

Chefs are highly skilled professionals and creative individuals. They are great team players and eventually need to be strategic thinkers. They are in high demand and highly respectable individuals in every developed country in the world.

There are hundreds of hotel management institutes of varying quality in the country, but culinary arts or food production as it is called, is taught as one of the dozens of other subjects in the Indian syllabus. Culinary can’t be mastered in just (2days a week X 4 hours X 10 months) 80 hours of class room learning. One will do justice if one spends at least (5days a week X 8hours X 10 months) 400 hours of practicals.

Culinary education typically starts after 12th standard, though you can take up the course after graduation or even later if you have a passion for it. There are different levels of study ranging from diploma and degree to post graduate. The training typically includes both cookery and bakery and later individuals specialise through post graduation or most specialize on-the-job.

If you enjoy working with your hands, if you are creative and have a passion for food then culinary arts makes a great career. It is a field in which practical ability is valued more than theoretical knowledge. Most students join organisations at trainee level but growth is quick, it comes with practice and ability. The growth path may start from being a trainee chef to assistant chef, section head chef, executive chef (in charge of all the kitchens) and food & beverage manager or go as far as the general manager of a big league hotel any where in the world. As one grows in an organisation, chefs draw salaries that can be envied by others if compared with other industries, including the IT sector.

MAHAR is specialising in culinary arts.

  • Specialization- specialization in culinary arts, diploma, advanced diploma and degree options.
  • Individual work stations- guided by an instructor each student works independently giving them the space and confidence to learn and succeed.
  • Equipment- from day-one students learn using state-of-the-art commercial equipment.
  • Ensuring individual attention and guidance.
  • Training in multiple cuisines and catering formats- at the academy and during internship as well.
  • Exposure to professional chefs- workshops and demonstrations conducted by visiting Indian and international chefs.

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