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  • 30 Mar 2019
    We all love food, eating at restaurants and staying at hotels. But have you ever wondered who provides you that cozy and delightful environment? Well! This is where the hotel managemen...
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  • We all love food, eating at restaurants and staying at hotels. But have you ever wondered who provides you that cozy and delightful environment? Well! This is where the hotel management team comes into action. We have heard the term “hotel management” but what exactly do the people in that industry do? Here’s what they do: Hotel management team are responsible for managing employees and for planning, marketing, coordinating and administering hotel services such as catering and accommodation facilities. Let us comprehend it with details and explanation. INTRODUCTION: Hotel Management is an area of study that covers a wide range of topics concerned with the operational aspects of hoteliers. Educational courses in hotel management are varied and cover topics as wide-ranging as marketing, eco-tourism, leisure, business administration, and management. The people in this industry are confident, approachable and adventurous. They aren’t afraid to try new things and are excited to experience new cultures. Teamwork is the most important aspect. It is an evolving industry and has great demand all across the globe. HOTEL MANAGEMENT IN THE LAST DECADE: Ten years ago, the hotel management industry in India was not as demanding as it is today. It had been struggling to maintain it’s standards comparing with International countries. The opportunities were lesser, the number of candidates opting for the course and profession was very few, people were not aware of the pros and popularity. Many facilities were not available and introduced in various sectors in the industry like online reservations, Free Wi-Fi, the availability information was unclear and confusing, categories of rooms required were limited, the menu list did not have a variety of recipes, the different kinds of suites weren’t available. THE COURSE OF GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: The hotel management industry is different from any other industry in that the skills and education you acquire will allow you to work anywhere in the world. It is indeed a course of golden opportunity since it offers great job and career opportunities. On what basis do we select courses for our academic? To learn new things, to grow to be a better person through the learning and experiences and also to earn a decent wage based on our needs. Well! that is exactly what happens in the hotel management industry, you get to meet a lot of people, it helps you develop your overall personality and plus you get to apply your core competencies in the job. Chances of choosing sectors based on one’s own interest are permissible. Great understanding and professionalism, good exposure, brings out the creative person in oneself and no age barrier. 100% employment is guaranteed and people can do wonders and reach great heights in their career are some of the perks of choosing hotel management. CHOOSING HOTEL MANAGEMENT AS A PROFESSION: There are soo many career choices and options once you have completed any course for that matter but choosing a profession in the hotel management industry comes in with a lot of benefits. Some of them are: ● Fast growth and career development opportunities. ● Every day would be a different and interesting day. ● Good pay and promotions based on performance. ● Multiple job profiles are available. When you look at a hotel the first and foremost quality you’ll find is teamwork. Different people from different department working as a team and satisfying all the needs of a customer during their visit. Every department strives in providing the best service. The various departments you can find in a hotel are the Housekeeping department, Engineering Department, Front-Office Department, Accounting Department, Human-Resource Department, Security Department, and Food & Beverage Department. EDUCATION: The principal objective of the hotel management courses in India is to make the students ready to confront the difficulties in this world which is full of the contest. Hotel management forms an important part of the contemporary service industry. Many reputed institutions are offering the course. Minimum qualification necessary for joining a hotel management course is 10 or +2. One can decide if he wants to do a diploma/bachelor’s/course degree in a particular field. The best institutes in India often have an entrance examination, candidates are required to clear the examinations to be able to get admission in the particular college. Examination like NCHMCT JEE or National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination are conducted in various top colleges in India whereas other colleges do not prefer any entry-level tests. There are various courses available in hotel management and choosing it solemnly depends on the individual’s passion to grow consistently in the sector. SCOPE IN INDIA: Every day new numbers of hotels are set up in India. India is being considered as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Tourism has become an important resource in the revenue and economic development of India and so there’s a great market for hotel management since a lot of tourists stay up in hotels. Today, Hotel Management is not only restricted to hotels but has gone a long way to catering, clubs, food and beverage industry, resorts, airlines, cruise and many more. In hotel management and catering field, one can achieve a long term career in life. Through this course, you can join the government and non-government sectors. THE FUTURE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND IT’S IMPORTANCE: With the escalating demand of hotels in India, the hotel management industry has huge growth potential in the near future. The demand for smart and skilled professionals in this industry is growing at a fast pace, not only in India but also worldwide. There is a dire need for skilled and retainable professionals. In this era of social media, everyone is aware of what to expect in a hotel and the standards one needs. Advanced technologies are introduced in the industry such as Mobile door key instead of plastic cards, Mobile hub spots where everything in the room can be controlled by one remote room phone. Faster Wi-Fi’s having better bandwidths. These technologies will revolutionalize the hotel industry to the next level. As technology innovations continue to transform every industry and job role, the hotel managing industry is certainly no exception. In the near future automation will be a great part of hotel management industry too: Speak to order platforms will be trendy by which a virtual assistant will manage everyday mundane tasks, such as taking simple food orders and explain all the queries a customer has. Cloud services will be available such that a person will have entertainment on tap. You no longer have to visit restaurants anymore, the food and services you need will avail to you at home, ordering food online has become a recent update provided. The hotels will help us in having a smarter and meaning experience in the next decade. VISION: The hotel management industry anticipates a customer of his needs, attention to detail, distinctive excellence, warmth, and concern. The hotel management team make great efforts to achieve integrity. By embracing ever-changing economic influences and technological advancements, it achieves a more global understanding of the customers making it one of the best professions ever. CONCLUSION: The best way to live is to live in the service of others, providing and making a customer feel secure and safe is the most desirable quality ever. The hotel management team indeed are compassionate and help in building a better community. The foundation of tomorrow lies in the service of the hospitality industry.
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  • 30 Mar 2019
    Whenever we order outside food the first thing that comes to our mind is “ WOW! This taste’s delicious”. That is the kind of impact the cook or the chef makes in our lives. Does the f...
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  • Whenever we order outside food the first thing that comes to our mind is “ WOW! This taste’s delicious”. That is the kind of impact the cook or the chef makes in our lives. Does the food involved is more than just satisfying the hunger pangs and taste buds? Does the delicious taste sink deep within your soul and make you crave for some more? It definitely does because we love eating good mouth-watering food. A chef is a culinary artist who makes scrumming yummy food which has the best flavors as well as it is well presented. Not everyone gets to be Remy-the rat in Ratatouille. Being a professional chef does not happen in one day, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and determination to be one. “No one is born a great chef, one learns by doing”. If you're passionate about cooking and love the idea of creating new dishes you may as well as want to choose to become a chef as your profession. QUALITIES REQUIRED FOR BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL CHEF: A few attributes are necessary if your willing to cultivate to be designated, culinary chef. · Passion: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Be passionate and love the profession. · Creativity: Brainstorm yourself. Think out of the box. Incorporate in bringing new impressive dishes in the menu and improve older recipes. Creativity and imagination will keep customers coming back to the restaurant. · Attention To Detail: There is a lot of difference between good and perfect. Being good is being satisfied but being perfect is beyond satisfying. In order to be perfect, you need to focus on giving attention to detail to even a tiny work in the kitchen. · Physical Stamina: The commercial kitchen is a hard place to work; long hours on foot exposed to heat, grease, high pressure and odd working hours; a chef needs the stamina to remain focused and consistently produce top quality food. · Multi-tasking: You’ll have to prep vegetables, continue sautéing chicken, and grab ingredients from the fridge all at once. Being effective should be an important key factor. · Ability to handle the high-stress environment and willingness to accept criticism: Being a chef is an extremely stressful job. The temperature is often high due to lots of open flames and steam, there are dozens of things going on at any one time and you still need to ensure that plates are going out perfectly and in a timely fashion. So make sure that you're up for it. There is no guarantee that everybody will always love the food cooked by a chef. A chef will sometimes face criticism and he/she has to be able to handle it with equanimity, analyze the feedback and take appropriate action on it. · Curiosity and desire to learn and do more: A professional chef is not content to cook the same dishes over and over again. Instead, they are curious about new developments in the culinary world, unusual flavor combinations and ingredients they haven’t yet heard of. · Practice. Practice. Practice: You won't get a dish right unless and until you keep practicing it enough. By experience, you learn to become a professional chef. HIERARCHY OF CHEFS: If you work in hospitality or catering, it’s probable that you have heard of the Brigade de Cuisine. Think this is the first time you’ve heard of the Brigade de Cuisine?. Then no problem. Brigade de Cuisine is a French brigade system adopted to ensure kitchen operations run smoothly. It is basically known as the kitchen hierarchy, that is the chefs are ranked according to their experience and held various positions in the overall function of the kitchen. · Executive Chef: The Executive chef sits at the top of the kitchen hierarchy; their role is primarily managerial. Executive chefs tend to manage kitchens at multiple outlets and are not usually directly responsible for cooking. · Chef de Cuisine (Head Chef): The Head Chef manages the whole kitchen and in the absence of an Executive Chef, they’ll be on the top of the hierarchy. For example, they supervise and manage staff, control costs and make purchases, and liaise with the restaurant manager and suppliers to create new menus. Aboyeur : The aboyeur accepts orders from the dining room, relays them to the appropriate stations of the kitchen, and checks each plate before it leaves the kitchen. Communard: The communard prepares the meal served to staff at some point during the shift (also called the family meal). · Sous Chef (Assistant Chef): The Sous Chef supervises all the other chefs, including teaching them, correcting techniques and cooking as necessary. · Chef de Partie (Senior Chef or Station Chef): As a Chef de partie you get to oversee a section of the kitchen, be it pastry, butchery, fish, sauces, vegetables and so on. Saucier (Sauce Chef): Prepares sauces and gravies that accompany dishes for all the stations; also soups, stews and sautéing. Poissonnier (Fish Chef): Poissonnier or the Fish Chef is responsible for the preparation of all fish dishes in the kitchen. This can include acquiring fresh fish on a daily basis from local fishermen or other merchants, as well as bringing in non-local catches, as needed, to supplement the menu. Rotisseur (Roast Chef): They are responsible for roast meats or braises and all kinds of meats, cooking them slowly in the oven or on the stove; responsible for getting meat from suppliers or having it delivered. Grillardin (Grill Chef): They are responsible for any foods that must be grilled. This can include meats, poultry, or even vegetables. Friturier (Fry Chef): This member of staff prepares and specializes in, fried food items. Entremetier (Vegetable Chef): They prepare vegetables, soups, starches, and eggs. In larger kitchens, this role may split into two: Potager, who is in charge of making soups, and Legumier, who is in charge of preparing any vegetables. Tournant (Swing Chef): Experienced in all stations, this chef fills in when any station needs help, moving from station to station as one gets busy or filling in when a chef is absent. Garde manger (Pantry Chef): The Pantry Chef is responsible for the preparation of cold foods, including salads, cold appetizers, pâtés, and the like. Boucher (Butcher): They prepare meat and poultry before they are delivered to their respective stations. Patissier (Pastry Chef): The Patissier makes, bakes or prepares all baked goods, from bread and croissants to desserts and chocolate. Being in a culinary industry where you get to prep, cook and present food is not an easy job. It is an industry that strives in the well-fare and serves the community. Becoming a professional chef is an honorable profession. A professional chef is always on the top of his game, proficient in all aspects of food preparation and makes us the delicious food ever. So if you are really into cooking and have just completed your schooling. What is the wait for? Become a pinnacle of professionalism and skill by becoming a professional chef.
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  • 30 Mar 2019
    Aryavarta, Bharat, Hindustan, though it takes several names, India has always been the land of mystery, the vast glorious land, being blessed with diverse culture and intensely beautiful lan...
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  • Aryavarta, Bharat, Hindustan, though it takes several names, India has always been the land of mystery, the vast glorious land, being blessed with diverse culture and intensely beautiful landscapes. The cradle of civilization; powerful dynasties and empires by indigenous rulers; the medieval period has led to the development in the field of languages, culture, and religion. Known for its rich heritage and history, India has not only been a tourism icon for the past few decades, rather it has been a tourist spot since the British visited for trade in 1757. Considering the fact that they loved India so much, they did not want to leave it. But what makes India, a place of interest? PLACES TO VISIT: Ancient India is also known as the golden era in the field of historic architecture and buildings. ARCHITECTURAL STYLES: Various architectural styles emerged at different periods and ages in India, it also had something to do with religions and tradition. Some famous architectural styles are: • Buddhist architecture-monasteries like Tawang Monastery which is the largest monastery in India & stupas –Sanchi stupa. • The classical period was mostly Monumental stone architecture. • Rock-cut architecture led to the construction of caves. • South Indian architecture had temples • The Rajput architecture was popular in forts • Mughal architecture followed Persian style, they built several tombs and masjids • The invasion of Portuguese, French, Dutch & British introduced European style into construction like Victoria Memorial and many churches were built. THE MAJESTIC MONUMENTS AND BUILDINGS: India Gate, Qutub Minar, Charminar, Gateway of India, Golden Temple, Hawa Mahal, Monuments Of Mahabalipuram, Jama Masjid are marvelous tourist attractions in India. • Forts like Agra Fort, Amer Fort, Fatehpur Sikri fort, Red Fort stand tall and keep guard. • Ajanta caves, Ellora caves, Elephant caves of pre-historic time gives us knowledge about the ancient period. § Pillars- Ashoka Pillar is the most famous, Fateh Burj also known as Victory Tower is the tallest minar in India. § India is known as the Land of Palaces as various kingdoms resided. Mysore Palace, Taj Lake Palace, Lalgarh Palace are some of the royal Mahals. § The mind blowing and mind boggling Taj Mahal also known as the pride and face of India located in the banks of Yamuna in the city of Agra. The Ivory-white marble mausoleum was made with cost estimation of 32 million Indian rupees which is not only one of seven wonders but also the symbol of love. It has 7–8 million visitors per year. • The statue of Unity unveils as the world’s tallest statue and Shiv Smarak (or) The Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial, an upcoming monument under construction will also pave way for the development in the scope of tourism in India. AWE-INSPIRING TRADITION AND CULTURES: From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, every state has different traditions, ethnic wear, types of ornaments and jewelry and each follows a unique culture much different than the other. COLORFUL FESTIVALS: Since people in India follow different religions, people celebrate various festivals like Diwali-popularly known as the festival of lights, Eid-ul-adha, Ganesh Chaturthi, Christmas, Navaratri, Holi, Pongal, Bakr-eid and many more. TEMPLES AND PILGRIMAGE PLACES: While the north is known for palaces, forts, and pillars, the South Indian territory is known for its popularity in temples. The Meenakshi temple, Brihadesvara Temple built by Rajaraja Chola are some of the grand temples of the south. In the north we have the Sun Temple and Lotus Temple are extra-ordinary temples that attract visitors. THE BREATHTAKING GREAT HIMALAYAS: The Himalayan range has a length of 1,400 miles and an average elevation of 20,000 ft. The Himalayas also have the highest peaks in the world and Earth’s highest mountain “The Mount Everest”, having an elevation of 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) CLASSICAL, FOLK DANCE FORMS AND YOGA: Every state in India has a huge number of dance forms. Bharatanatyam from Tamil-Nadu is the most famous dance form all over the world, other classical dances are Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam. The famous folk dances are Fugdi, Dandiya raas, Bhangra, and Ghoomar. Indians were the first to introduce the concept of Yoga several thousands of years ago. Many yoga centers draw the attention of tourists. BEACHES: Surrounded by three great water bodies: The Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and The Indian Ocean, India has several beaches. Marina Beach having a length of 13 km is the second largest beach in the world. Some of the most visited beaches are from Goa-Palolem, Agonda, Arambol and Kerala-Varkala Beach and many others. RELIGIONS AND CUSTOMS: India is the home of different religions. ”Unity in diversity”-is a term very well known to describe the togetherness even in the differences. Hinduism being the majority, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity are other religions that are followed. INDIAN CUISINE: There is no substitute for desi Indian food with various spices and recipes having desi tadka. ”Briyani”-originated from Persia and brought to India by the Mughals has a great demand and craving all over the world. Butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, malai kofta, chole, and South Indian meals are some other food that is quite famous. WEDDING RITUALS: Due to various religions, customs and traditions, the wedding rituals have also caught attention by the tourist. IMPACT OF TOURISM IN REVENUE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT : The future of Indian tourism is increasing year by year. India offers many tour packages to its visitors. India shows exponential growth in the tourism industry because of the support given by the government. Different segments of Tourism are available: 1. Eco-Tourism: There are numerous Botanical and Zoological Gardens in India, which are working towards the enhancement of the Ecosystem. · Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore · Government Botanical Gardens, Ooty · Semmozhi Poonga Botanical Garden, Chennai · National Zoological Park -Delhi, New Delhi · Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park -Pune, Maharashtra are a few famous botanical and zoological gardens in India. 2. Health Tourism: Medical tourism is a growing sector in India. Indian system of Medicine has attracted tourist in great numbers. The Ayurveda, Siddha System, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy, and Homoeopathy use natural herbs and remedies that cures so many diseases without any side effects and naturally. 3. Adventure Tourism: A thrill seeker will be spoilt for choice in India. From a snow leopard trail in the Hemis National Park in Ladakh to a motorcycle tour to Gurudongmar, the highest lake in India, and even an entertaining rickshaw challenge across the country makes tourists get excited. Trekking in Ladakh, Motor Bike Expeditions in Leh-Manali Highway, River rafting in Uttarakhand, Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur and Lonavala, Scuba Diving in Goa and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands, Wildlife Safaris and Camping are best ways to have an adventure tour in India. 4. Cultural Tourism: The most popular states in India for cultural tourism are: · Rajasthan · Tamil Nadu · Uttar Pradesh · Uttaranchal 5. Heritage Tourism: India’s rich heritage is amply reflected in the various temples, palaces, monuments, and forts that can be found everywhere in the country. This has led to an increase in India’s heritage tourism. 6. Wildlife Tourism: The wildlife attractions of India are colossal and worth appreciating. Indian wildlife preserves a number of endangered and rare species. Jim Corbett National Park is the first wildlife reserve of India. Ranthambore National Park, Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary are famous ones. Tourism has become an important resource in the revenue and economic development of India. According to a survey held on 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, out of 323 million international tourist arrivals in the Asia-Pacific over 15.5 million were from India resulting in a tremendous increase by 6.7% from 2016 that is around 0.9 million. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report for the year 2017 ranked India 40th among 136 countries. It has a great impact. Tourists from all over the world visit the nation for it’s peculiar and astonishing characteristics, which comprises of my “Incredible India”.
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