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Hospitality 2.0: Global Classroom for Global Careers

Summary of discussion

  • No society can live without travel and tourism. Hospitality is the soul of a place and is also important economic support. The hospitality industry has already started to get back to normalcy in this pandemic, with restaurants in India seeing a 70 percent occupancy.
  • In hospitality education, it is not just the theory and what is taught through books that are vital. Practical lessons play the most important role.
  • Behind the glitz and glamour of star hotels are people who work very hard. So, you need to be prepared to toil with a smile.
  • To become a good chef, knowing the journey of ingredients from the time of rearing to the kitchen is very important. Unless the chef knows the story of each ingredient, they cannot create art out of it.
  • Wine tasting and sommelier as a profession are increasingly becoming popular in India.
  • To become a good sommelier, it is important to know about the wine regions, the art of winemaking, vineyards, the story of the grapes, harvesting, and the wine cellars. To gain this knowledge, it is a good idea to visit the wine regions of the world and study them.
  • Getting into a hospitality course in India that allows doing a part of the program abroad can be stepping towards having a truly global career. While choosing your hospitality course, opt for institutes that have tie-ups with reputed international institutes.
  • In order to be successful in the hospitality industry, you need to be confident. No matter how much you study, if you do not have confidence you will not be able to implement your learning when the situation arises.
  • Learn to never say ‘no’. In the hospitality industry, ‘no’ is never an answer. If you do not have a solution, you can say, ‘I will get back to you on this’.
  • For those aiming to work abroad, remember that you would be working in a new environment and a new culture that will take time to understand and adjust to. But if your institute can offer you an international internship and you do well at work, you might return with international experience as well as an offer letter.
  • You can go for a post-graduation degree in hospitality at some of the best colleges and universities in the world. That education and exposure will also prepare you for a global career.

Summary of discussion

  • No society can live without travel and tourism. Hospitality is the soul of a place and is also important economic support. The hospitality industry has already started to get back to normalcy in this pandemic, with restaurants in India seeing a 70 percent occupancy.
  • In hospitality education, it is not just the theory and what is taught through books that are vital. Practical lessons play the most important role.
  • Behind the glitz and glamour of star hotels are people who work very hard. So, you need to be prepared to toil with a smile.
  • To become a good chef, knowing the journey of ingredients from the time of rearing to the kitchen is very important. Unless the chef knows the story of each ingredient, they cannot create art out of it.
  • Wine tasting and sommelier as a profession are increasingly becoming popular in India.
  • To become a good sommelier, it is important to know about the wine regions, the art of winemaking, vineyards, the story of the grapes, harvesting, and the wine cellars. To gain this knowledge, it is a good idea to visit the wine regions of the world and study them.
  • Getting into a hospitality course in India that allows doing a part of the program abroad can be stepping towards having a truly global career. While choosing your hospitality course, opt for institutes that have tie-ups with reputed international institutes.
  • In order to be successful in the hospitality industry, you need to be confident. No matter how much you study, if you do not have confidence you will not be able to implement your learning when the situation arises.
  • Learn to never say ‘no’. In the hospitality industry, ‘no’ is never an answer. If you do not have a solution, you can say, ‘I will get back to you on this’.
  • For those aiming to work abroad, remember that you would be working in a new environment and a new culture that will take time to understand and adjust to. But if your institute can offer you an international internship and you do well at work, you might return with international experience as well as an offer letter.
  • You can go for a post-graduation degree in hospitality at some of the best colleges and universities in the world. That education and exposure will also prepare you for a global career.
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