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The three-day IIHM food festival in Kolkata begins today

Kolkata is known globally for many things, from yoga to its variety, from its tourist destinations to its rich history, but one thing that Kolkata excels at is celebrating festivals, and there are many of them.

A country with a wide range of religious and cultural influences India as a nation celebrate festivals of all forms, tastes, and colours, which is what makes the country’s celebrations unique.

The beloved International Food Festival canceled in recent years due to health concerns. So, after the pandemic corona, now the IIHM Kolkata is back with the boom of events for the International Food Festival. In this blog, you will get to know;

1. What is an International food festival?
2. Place and time for this event?
3. Which are the countries that took part?
4. What are the events that will take part at International Food Festival?
5. Lastly, what IIHM benefits the student for the course hotel management?

So before you feel more boar let’s get straight into this blog.

1. What is International Food Festival?

A food festival is a festival that focuses on food, usually produce, as its theme. These festivals have always served to bring communities together by celebrating harvests and giving thanks for a bountiful growing season.
It can help to unite and strengthen community bonds, as well as maintain a group’s common identity. Food is used differently in different countries to help celebrate special occasions such as Christmas, New Year’s, weddings, and birthdays.

2. Place and time for this event?

The grounds of Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan will be transformed into a melting pot of flavours and culture on April 22, 23, and 24, as celebrated chefs from 14 countries take part in the International Institute of Hotel Management’s (IIHM) annual International Food Festival. The three-day event will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day, with the final day also commemorating International Hospitality Day 2022.

The International Food Festival, presented by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and supported by the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), will be inaugurated on April 22 at 4 p.m. by state ministers Chandrima Bhattacharya and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay.

3. Which are the countries that took part?

Malaysia, Sweden, Turkey, Armenia, Mexico, Bangladesh, Namibia, Italy, Iran, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Japan, England, and India are the countries participating. The food festival will toast international cultures, cuisines, and flavours. The chefs, dressed in traditional attire, will serve traditional fare from their respective countries for Kolkatans to explore and enjoy.

4. What events will take part at the International Food Festival?

● The arrival of Ministers and their escorting to the sofa/seating area.
● Emcee’s welcome address.
● Greetings dance.
● Greeting and inviting Chandrima Bhattacharya to the stage.
● Welcome and invite Shobhandeb Chattopadhyay to the stage.
● Welcome and invite Debaditya Chowdhury to the stage.
● On-stage welcome and invitation to Dr SUborno Bose.
● Welcome and invite Mrs Sanjukta Bose to the stage.
● Dr Bose, Mrs Bose, and Debaditya Chowdhury congratulate and present gifts.
● Lamp illumination.
● Dr Bose’s address and requests the rest of the dignitaries to take their seats in the sofa area.
● Speech by Chandrima Bhattacharya.
● Speech of Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay.
● Chefs invited to appear on stage.
● Thank you address by Emcee.

5. Lastly, what IIHM benefits the student for the course hotel management?

● The Largest Hotel School Chain in India
● The organizer of the World’s Largest Culinary Competition “Young Chef Olympiad,” in which over 50 countries compete.
● Only at IIHM can you get a dual degree advantage.
● NDTV Goodtimes hosts the “Young Chef India Schools” and “Young Chef India Junior Schools” competitions for school students.
● Wine Education Tour – The only college in the world that takes deserving students for free to the vineyards of Italy, Spain, and France to teach wines for ten days.
● WSET stands for Wine and Spirit Education Trust (UK). Wine studies certification. Along with IIHM, there are only 7 Program Providers in India. The hospitality industry seeks WSET certification from IIHM.
● Postgraduate Degree Programs at IUBH University of Applied Sciences and Hospitality in Germany and BHMS in Switzerland
● Provide International placement
● Over 30 million Facebook fans and followers
● Advantages of Social Media: Student Engagement on Social Platforms provides an early mover advantage.
● IBN 18 recognised IBN as the Best Hotel Management Institute.
● Competition Success Review Magazine has named us the Top Hotel Management Institute in India for the last six years in a row.
● Prime Time bestowed the Global Education Excellence Award on me.
● Dr Suborno Bose, CEO of the International Hospitality Council in London, addresses and manages hospitality issues globally.


All the points mentioned above give you an idea of what IIHM Kolkata provides you as the best college in hotel management. Take your time, think about it and call our customer support for admission.

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

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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)
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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."

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. "

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."

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. "

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."


"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."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

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Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
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