Recipe for growth
or serving food to people is an important part of the multi-disciplinary
hospitality industry. And at the heart of all catering operations is the
chef. It is the chef who holds the recipe for the success of an eatery
or a catering business. To become a chef one can opt for a three-year
degree course after plus two after clearing the entrance examination for
any one of the 24 Ministry of Tourism-run IHM institutions all over
India. Besides this, there are several reputed private organisations
like the Welcom Group Graduate School of Hotel Management, Manipal, the
Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, New Delhi, and other
institutions that impart training in this field.
Khana has khazana of prospects
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor really needs no introduction. The 40-year-old chef,
a celebrity in his own right, has been hosting the TV show ‘Khana
Khazana’, that has aired 600 episodes since 1993, is the author of
eight best-selling cookbooks, a restaurant consultant and winner of
several culinary awards. Receiver of the Best Executive Chef Of India
award by the H & FS magazine and the Mercury Gold Award by the Inter
Flight Catering Association at Geneva, he has established upmarket
restaurants in the country and abroad. Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana at Al
Nasr Leisureland in Dubai, UAE, has been adjudged the Best Indian
Their main interest is not to train as cooks, but to learn the recipe of success.
Choices you can count on
to success need not necessarily be paved with an MBA degree. There are
other equally successful choices one can consider. Among them, the study
of commerce, that includes subjects like accounting, statistics and
economics, is often selected by students for the doors it opens to a
wide variety of career options.
Mind your body language
Ur body language plays a big role while you are
facing interview for an important job. Your preparation may go
waste, if you fail or falter on this count. Similarly, your having
qualified in the written test may also come to naught.
IT is a matter of degrees, not experience
Seema Hakhu Kachru
An MBA degree scores over experience when it comes
to earning fatter paycheques in the technology sector, a study by
the University of Michigan has found. A two-year MBA programme can boost a person’s
salary by as much as 8.2 per cent, according to a research conducted
by Prof M.S. Krishnan and Sunil Mithas of Michigan’s Ross School
Where there’s no retirement age
Promoting a proactive work culture enables an
employer to create a highly productive team. Pramod Sadarjoshi,
Director and Head HR, CSC India, outlines the HR policies that
distinguish and define his company.
fairs have plenty to offer
trends go, education and career fairs are like sale bonanzas. Under
a single roof, you get to choose from a vast array of educational
information, criteria for admission and selection and, of course,
job options, all first hand. What these fairs offer in plenty is
exposure to a world, intangible and unreachable as yet, but
certainly within grasp. For countries like ours where students
outside metros rarely get a chance to such options, these fairs make
for good common sense.
Youngsters explore opportunities at a job festival.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Groundwork the key to success in interview
Anureet Sibia Dhillon
W. Crawley Jr had said: "Most people fail to get the job they
really want not because they are not qualified but because they
failed in the interview. And most failure occurs because they aren’t
prepared." Before going for an interview an interviewee is
stressed and anxious about what kind of questions will be asked and
how he will fare. To feel relaxed and confident it is important that
one prepares for the event.
Delegating smart is a great way to get more work
done and move up quickly in your career. Delegation earns you the
respect of your team and frees you to do more of what you are best
at doing. Are you among those chanting the mantra, ‘Too
much to do and too little time’? May be, delegation is just what
you need. Much has been written about the skill called delegation,
yet there are very few who actually understand it and, of course,
implement it successfully.
Delegation of work can be used as a dynamic tool for motivating staff to realise their potential.
Sugar technology promises
With the oil prices shooting up in the
international market every now and then, the need of finding
substitutes — like blending alcohol with oil — to rein in the
prices is being felt acutely for the past couple of years. Experts are of the view that this substitution
could bring down the prices of oil to some extent and bring relief
to the burgeoning middle class that is feeling the maximum pinch.
A training session of the sugar and alcohol technology course in progress.
Test the waters