GETTING FOODY A guide to food production course.
Today due to the internet and technology, people are having information on food like never before. Wellness foods, diet foods, exotic cuisines, local dishes, sweets, cakes, shakes are dominating the social scene. Videos on YouTube, television shows like Masterchef and with interviews of celebrity chefs, mundane cooking has become a serious activity.
The hotel and hospitality industry rely heavily on their kitchens and the F&B departments. This is because for any event like corporate banquets, weddings, family dinners, vacations or leisure outings; food is always the deal maker; it can make or break customer relations. People are eager to taste cuisines from different parts of Indian and even other countries. This has led to the coming up of specialized restaurants like that of Italian cuisine, Lebanese cuisine and so on. Take-away outlets and fast food joint chains are adding up to the food scenario.
All these factors along with the steady increase in domestic and international tourism have led to a massive boom in the food industry. There is a big requirement of skilled manpower in this sector and this is a very lucrative career option now. No wonder that cooking diplomas and food production course has become very popular with students. This course gives an option of getting an employment immediately after completion of the course and one can even start their own food business.WHO CAN JOIN
Students can join these courses after completing Class 12th in any stream. In many institutes this is a part of hotel management. The International Skill Academy offers an ideal food production course in Delhi.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN FOOD PRODUCTION COURSE
Students start out with learning the basics of food preparation like chopping, cutting
They are also taught about various domestic and international cuisines
- Cooking methods and styles
- Culinary art and presentation styles
- Fine details of food preparation
- Food textures and ingredients
- Taste enhancers
- Sanitation, proper storage of food
- Kitchen management
- Food cost management
- baking and confectionary
The International Skills Academy
It is a premier skills training, government funded institute with the objective of imparting skills based quality education to students. It was set up in 2011 and since then it has been educating and training students to skilled and effective manpower.
The academy runs The Hotel School and The Culinary School under its banner. The academy institutes are partners with prestigious bodies like National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), which have been set up by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. The institutes are also training hub partners and affiliated to Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth (SVS) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences- School of Vocational Education (TISS-SVE). The courses offered by these institutes are recognised by UGC and NAAC accredited Universities.
The Hotel School- offers the best food production course in Delhi. It has option of degree and certification courses and has campuses in Haldwani and Pithoragarh also.
Here students can opt for a hotel management course, where students are taught in detail about the various aspects of hotel operations which includes Food Production course, Bakery and Confectionery course, and Food & Beverage management. The students are also trained in soft skills like Functional English, Grooming etiquettes and communication skills so that they can become well rounded professionals The Hotel School also offers various short term certification courses on the above subjects.
The Culinary School – This institute imparts various specialized culinary and confectionery certification courses, which are also a form of food production course.
The International Skills Academy has been constantly making efforts to provide professional education to students. By using modern infrastructure, effective teaching methods, focus on practical training and emphasis on quality curriculum, the institute has been immensely contributing to industry verticals in the form of trained manpower. No wonder then that it has made a name for itself in such a short time. Its mission is to support private sector initiatives in economic growth and development.
The International Skills Academy operates a well maintained website that has details on all the courses offered by the various institutes operated under its stewardship. Admission details for 2020 are already available along with the enquiry section. Students can check on contact details and fee structure from the website.
The institutes have a well-networked placement cell and offer 100% placement assistance.
WHERE CAN YOU WORK
After completion of the food production course, students can start as Assistants or Commission II levels and work their way up the ladder to even Executive Chef. Students can look for job opportunities in kitchens of food chains, 5 star hotel chains , inns, deluxe hotels, homestays, catering units, restaurants, banquet houses, resorts and can even start their own start ups.
If you like working in the kitchen and long hours of cooking gives you a sense of fulfillment and patience and perseverance are your attributes then enrolling in a food production course can be the first step to a successful career.