Mumbai, 24 February, 2018 (GPN) : “Whenever I see youngsters cooking I feel so hungry and want to taste whatever they have cooked”, a legendary ‘trend setter’ chef Satish Arora expressed his excitement with these words at the inauguration of ‘Roast & Coast’ food fest by Kohinoor International Management Institute (KIMI ) at Solitaire Restaurant, Kohinoor Continental on Saturday, 17th Feb.
Legendary culinary Chef Arora was the first youngest chef in India who headed the chef position in 1970 when he was just 26. He is the only chef who worked for same hotel i.e. Taj for more than five decades in his career. Thus inauguration by the hands of this ‘trend setter’ and idol of every aspirant made the food fest very special to students. He was accompanied by a senior food journalist Mr S. S. Ram, Mr Mukund Kamat, VP- Kohinoor hotels, Mr Sanjeeb Pal, principle- Kohinoor international management institute, Mr Ivan David, HOD- F&B faculty, KIMI and Mr Sagar Parab, GM- Kohinoor Continental.
Chef Arora was very happy to see all youngsters on mission. He said, “Whenever I see youngsters cooking, I feel so hungry. I am here today to eat whatever and however they cook. I simply loved few of the food items prepared by students, but few of them still need to be improved. Considering this a first day of the fest, students are doing the great job. They may get nervous to see so many guests but I am sure they’ll overcome it in couple of days.
In our times either we had to go to experienced chefs to get training or chefs used to visit our college. Butconducting entire food fest at commercial level was not our fortune. These children are very lucky to have such dynamic institutes where they get real exposure to real time market even before their career is started. I really appreciate the efforts taken by Kohinoor international management institute and Kohinoor Continental. The way these people are supporting their students to succeed in career is incredible. All my best wishes to these future chefs in making.”
Mr Sanjeeb Pal, Principle of KIMI was all excited with the fest said, “Kohinoor is again on the verge of recreating history by handing over a running star hotel restaurant to the final year students of KIMI. The entire concept is a brain child of Mr Kamat, VP of Hospitality division and his strong trust on the young budding Hoteliers. As a young student it is always an achievement to accept this kind of a challenge of running an already successful restaurant all alone. We did things differently during our times, but it’s simply fascinating to see how this young generation do the same tasks differently and more smartly. We are proud of our students. It’s not that we make them, it’s they who make us.”
The menu for dinner includes coastal cuisines from the east to the west of India. It is planned with a lot of research to maintain authenticity. Students have explored these recipes with the help of their grandparents. Hence recipes here cannot be found on YouTube or internet but just down in the memory lane.
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