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Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 16th October 2019 Inaugural Day

The 18th edition of Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble commenced with a grand inaugural ceremony on 16th October 2019, with much enthusiasm at the campus’s auditorium of Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology with

The 18th edition of Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble commenced with a grand inaugural ceremony on 16th October 2019, with much enthusiasm at the campus’s auditorium of Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology with a record presence of Hospitality Students, Industry Experts, Trade Media and Faculty Members.

  • Ribbon-Cutting

The three-day mega event mirrors the traits of creativity, passion and innovation thereby grooming hospitality students in all aspects. It is an arena where participants discover their passion for hospitality and their ability to perform complex tasks in a time-bound manner. It offers a great opportunity for the industry in order to discover a new generation of leaders and help them hone their skills.

  • Chef Prem Ram
  • Mr. R.K.Bhandari

The Lamp Lighting Ceremony was followed by a Curtain Raiser to mark the event open, in the presence of Chief Guest – Mr. Ajay Sampige, General Manager, Novotel New Delhi Aerocity & Dy. General Manager, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Mr. Srinivas Rao, Director, Talent & Culture, Pullman Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, Ms. Smriti Lamba, Learning & Development Manager, Pullman Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, Chef Ajay Sood, Chef Consultant, Mr. Prabhjot Bedi, CEO, Eclat Hospitality, Mr. R.K.Bhandari, Principal BCIHMCT, Chef Prem Ram, Coordinator- CHE as well as Chef Ranojit Kundu, Dy. Coordinator-CHE, along with other hospitality professionals, sponsors, trade media, participating teams, students, faculty and staff members of the institute. As Lord Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings, students offered gratitude by giving a graceful performance on ‘Ganesh Vandana’.

Mr. Ajay Sampige

Mr. R.K.Bhandari, in his addressing speech, welcomed the esteemed guests, media professionals and participants indicating that this ensemble is a forum inviting future hotel professionals that will serve as an absolute opportunity to showcase talent at National level. He mentioned that “The event has created a niche for itself and gives an opportunity to budding professionals to showcase their learnings as well as interact with hospitality professionals already working in the industry.” Mr. Bhandari also announced that “India International Hotel and Travel & Tourism Research Conference 2020” will be held on 14th & 15th February 2020 based on the theme of “Transforming Hospitality & Tourism Sustainable Goals & Strategies For Future”.

  • Inauguration Ceremony
  • Unveiling the Champions Trophy

Chef Prem Ram, enlightened the august gathering with his words of wisdom, emphasizing on the concept of “Vasudeva Kutumbakam”. He stressed the adoption of Sustainable Practices in the food sector and related the theme of Gala Dinner PANCHTATVA deliberating on five elements of Universal Law of Life. He briefed about the various challenges to happen throughout the event and motivated students to put in their best efforts.

Mr. Ajay Sampige encouraged the budding hospitality professionals by giving an insight of his journey as well as the ideology of grooming & developing “Leaders of New Generation” in this ever dynamic industry. While talking about his expectations from the students, he emphasized on the concept of Heartist implying that service is an art that should be driven by heart. He further advised students stating “Be worldly-wise and thoroughly aware about the world at large, as it will, in turn, help you to grow as a professional.”

Mr. Prabhjot Bedi, declared the Awards being presented by Eclat Hospitality to the top performers and their teachers, during the event. ‘ECLAT Young Talent Award’ for the top

performer and ‘ECLAT Hospitality Education Professional of the Year Award’ for the supporting professor/teacher.

Chef Ranojit Kundu proposed a vote of thanks and cheered the teams to participate with zeal in all the competitions. He stated that “The best team will win Champions Trophy of Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2019.”

The various competitions to be held during the three days Mega Event are R-Pure Regional India Culinary Contest, Barwizard Bar Challenge, Future Chef Contest, Live Sushi Challenge, Taj Hospitality Brain Twister, Food Service India Biryani Competition, Asian Culinary Challenge, Dress the Cake in 90 minutes, California Walnut Festive Culinary Challenge, IHG “Manage The Damage” Contest, Floral Decoration & Towel Origami Competition as well as Fruit & Vegetable Carving Competition.

“PANCHATVA” themed dinner will be organized post valedictory function on 18th October to celebrate the true spirit of Hospitality. As the name suggests, it would comprise of dishes related to all the elements (tattva) of the universe, namely earth, water, fire, sky and space.


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