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 SPOTLIGHT
Celeste: A Chocolaty Story
Chocolates are indispensable part of festivities and celebrations. While market is flooded with mass produced chocolate products today, gourmet hand-crafted chocolates are something avid chocolatiers are churning out for people who appreciate its taste. Nidhi Bhageria is one such passionate chocolatier who has established her artisanal chocolate brand - Celeste. Hospitality Biz meets the Master Chocolatier to understand the craftsmanship behind brand Celeste
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 DAY IN THE LIFE OF
Chef Manjit Singh Gill, Corporate Chef, ITC Hotels
Chef Manjit Singh Gill, Corporate Chef, ITC Hotels wears many leadership hats beyond the four walls of the hotel group. As President of Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), Chef Gill was instrumental in getting Indian culinary traditions and the artists behind it, the Chefs, recognitions and laurels at the global forum of Chefs – WACS. Hospitality Biz meets with Chef Gill to know how he spends a day in his life
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 INTERVIEW
‘Our students have the benefit of learning in the backyard of Chicago’ - Emily Williams Knight, President, Kendall College
Founded in 1934, Kendall College is a leading hospitality management school in Chicago, USA. The college is a member of Laureate International Universities, and has a global network of more than 75 institutions in 30 countries. Emily Williams Knight, President, Kendall College talks about the benefits of pursuing BA in Culinary Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking & Pastry with Hospitality Biz
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is planning to revise the hotel classification guidelines to make the bars optional for hotels above the four-star category. ...read more>>
 
The decision of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to effect a 50 per cent water cut on commercial establishments including star hotels has upset the hospitality industry in the city . ...read more>>
 
International hospitality major Starwood Hotels & Resorts has planned to have up to 65 operational properties by end of 2015 in India as part of its expansion strategy. ...read more>>
 
FineWinesnMore, the Mumbai based fine wine retailer, importer and distributor opened a tasting room in the existing retail store at Andheri for the wine connoisseurs in Mumbai. ...read more>>
 
Cerana Beverages, which had recently received seed funding to expand its specialised craft beer business in India, is all set to introduce their ‘Biru’ brand of Indian craft beer in August in India. ...read more>>
 
HRAWI had organised a lecture on the implication of union budget on hospitality industry at The Ambassador hotel in Mumbai on July 17, 2014. The lecture was attended by HRAWI members and was conducted by Anil Harish, Advocate and Tax Specialist, D M Harish & ...read more>>
 
A coffee table book documenting the 60 years of history of India’s first post-independent five-star deluxe hotel, The Ashok New Delhi, was unveiled by Shripad Naik, the Union Minister for Tourism & Culture. ...read more>>
 
Delhi Gourmet Club (DGC), a 5,500 member strong Facebook community of food aficionados of National Capital Region of Delhi (NCR Delhi), will organise an award function to recognise top chefs of the region on July 27 at Pullman Gurgaon Central Park. ...read more>>
 
Lalit Modi, President and Managing Director of Modi Enterprises and Architect & Founder - Indian Premier League has been inducted into the Advisory Board of the prestigious luxury hospitality chain Aman Resorts. ...read more>>
 
Keys Resorts announced the addition of the Keys Ras Resorts Silvassa to its portfolio. Keys Ras Resorts will be the fourth Keys Resort property and the third franchise of Berggruen Hotels Pvt. Ltd. ...read more>>
 
Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2 and celebrated British organic skincare and spa brand, ila come together to introduce first European independent airport lounge scheduled to open in August. ...read more>>
 
Zorawar Kalra, Founder and Managing Director, Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd and son of renowned restaurateur Jiggs Kalra, will launch Farzi Café – Modern Indian Bistro in Gurgaon on July 19. ...read more>>
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