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IIHM Kolkata Organized and Distributed the Award On The Occasion Of IHD 26th April 2022

On April 26 National Hospitality Day honors the hardworking service sector employees who work relentlessly to provide the best in comfort and luxury. The hospitality sector is frequently mistaken for the hotel industry, which is not the case. The former is a subset of the latter. Hotels, restaurants, bars, theme parks, tourism, and other businesses are all part of the hospitality industry. These businesses’ presentation, originality, entertainment, and excellence are all down to their hospitality staff, that is why we are honoring them today!

International Hospitality Day celebrated on April 26th. The International Hospitality Council (IHC), London, and hospitality evangelist Dr Suborno Bose. On April 2, 2016, International Hospitality Day was founded by the Chief Mentor of the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) and CEO and Convenor of the IHC, London, to honor and appreciate this part of human nature. The idea was to devote one day a year to the hospitality industry in order to celebrate, market, and educate.

The International Hospitality Day commemoration began with a global event attended by international members of the International Hospitality Council. Prof. David Foskett, MBE, Chairman of the International Hospitality Council (IHC), presented an inspiring message to all those involved in the hospitality industry to kick off the global celebration.

On the International Hospitality Day, the International Hospitality Council (IHC) in collaboration with the International Institute of Hotel Management Kolkata (IIHM) recognised the enormous contributions of hospitality and culinary experts from around the world.

The International Institute of Hospitality Management (IIHM) inducted Alistair Birt, John Wood, Lord Karan Bilimoria, and Sarah Hartnett into the Hall of Fame.

David Foskett, MBE — a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts and the Craft Guild of Chefs — began the convocation ceremony by introducing the award achiever to people. And Dr suborno bose also complimented the awardees.

Among the hospitality professionals who have received the IIHM Fellow status are:

Alistair Birt- recognised as one of the most promising young British chocolatiers. In 2013, he was awarded the Acorn Award, which recognises those under the age of 30 who have made significant contributions to their profession. He moved from William Curley to Harrods as Head Pastry Chef after winning the UK&I Chocolate Masters championship.

It was only natural for Alistair Birt to join the Chocolate Ambassador Club under the auspices of Cacao Barry. The Chocolate Ambassador Club is made up of around 200 pastry chefs and chocolatiers from all over the world. Their common denominators are a lover of chocolate and talent. He was awarded the IHC Rising Star Of The Year Award.

John Wood- has over 35 years of expertise in the food and beverage industries. He began his career at The Savoy and has since worked in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, including Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten (ranked the world’s second-best hotel), Mount Nelson Hotel, and Island Shangri-La Hotel, Dorchester Hotel, and Cliveden House. He was the Executive Chef of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, where he was in charge of 37 restaurants and 500 chefs. In 2007, John co-founded Kitchen CUT, a company that provides management solutions to restaurant owners. The tools were created by John himself. He was awarded the IHC Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

Lord Karan Bilimoria- who founded Cobra Beer, is the Chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, a joint venture with Molson Coors, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. The Cobra range has received 121 Gold and Grand Gold medals in the Monde Selection, one of the most prestigious quality awards in the world for beer, since 2001, making it one of the most decorated beers in the world. He was awarded the IHC LifeTime Achievement Award.

Sarah Hartnett- is a dynamic Irish pastry chef and chocolatier who brings over 20 years of international and five-star hospitality experience to her stunning creations. Sarah from Midleton, Co. Cork has a fascination for all things pastry since she was a child when she worked her first summer job at the legendary Ballymaloe House under the teaching and watchful supervision of culinary maestro Myrtle Allen. Sarah first developed an appreciation and regard for fresh food, quality ingredients, and painstaking preparation at this renowned cookery retreat, which is still very much at the core of what she does today. She was awarded the IHC Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.
The primary goal of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows is to actively establish and support the student and academic communities in a variety of ways. Inspirational leadership will further strengthen the educational and career objectives of all students and graduates in the hospitality industry.
IIHM is a subsidiary of the Indismart Group, which manages the Indismart Hotels. Students who graduate from the IIHM armed with an international degree from the University of West London as well as global hospitality abilities that allow for simple placements in any hospitality brand around the world.

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"I am currently working at Novotel, Ahmedabad formerly workeday The Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. I've also worked at Zee Cine Awards. In the industry I am glad, I learned from the best IIHM. It taught me all disciplines, all the values and what hospitality is all about. Whatever I doing and will be doing always be related to IIHM & all the faculties."

Rahul Mehta – Sales and Marketing
Novotel , Ahmedabad

"I love my entire career to IIHM. IIHM inculcated Discipline,Relationship building & Team Management Skill. Without 3 assets of the service industry I would not be where I am without IIHM. Thank you IIHM."

Santanu Ghosh – Sr. Director
JLL

"IIHM made me realize my passion for cooking. Thank to all faculty members for lighting up the desire in me. IIHM enable me to secure a job in Australia which helped boost my career."

Bernard Lee – Sous Chef
QT Hotels & Resorts, Canberra, Australia

"I could not have been more fortunate and IIHM is always going to be a very very important part of my life and it is all thanks to them that I am here."

Somya Mishra – Event Co-ordinator
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Post my pass out I joined Oberoi and I moved to Marriot. Over here I am working as a Housekeeping Executive and as far IIHM concerned its the college where from the very first day the faculty, the director they make sure that you are groomed in such a way that you are ready by competition of 3 years, you are ready to work with hotels "

Mr. Sumanta – (Housekeeping Executive)
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Started my career with Raheja Group of Hotels, worked 10 years in the Taj group of hotels, now working in Fort Jadhavgargh. IIHM is a very good college whatever I am today to become something. To become something you need to have a base what I have got from my college. What I have learnt at IIHM is helping me today."

Biswajit Biswas – (General Manager)
Fort Jadhavgargh

"IIHM has been a wondrous platform for me for achieve my goals. Along with the constant support of my faculty. Wishing IIHM all the success."

ASHITA SARAF
Marriot Marquis Miami, USA

"I was a student of IIHM in 2011-2014 Batch & specialized in F&B Service. It is a glorious brand I'd say because it is recognised globally and everyone knows what IIHM stands for, its fun and its learning mashed up together. I wish the faculties,the alumnies & the students of IIHM a beautiful & glorious success. "

CHIRAG PRAKASH ARORA – Learning Officer
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"Forever thankful to IIHM for what I am today. I would love to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of IIHM for the grand success and the mark that they made last 26 years."

ESHA GHOSH – Associate Director (Event Sales)
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

HOVAZ DILANCHIAN – Cook
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
Hotel Westin , Pune

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

SEVAK
IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."

SOHEE LIM
Marriott

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

HOVAZ DILANCHIAN – Cook
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"It is the finer aspects of training & transparency that keep our talents intact. We at Siyaji believe the company is only as good as its people. Hence we are proud to have maximum leaders from within. This has resulted in the growth of our culture, talent & organization. "

Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
AN AFTER TASTE THEY TREASURE FOR LIFE
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