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Nuances of Menu Planning
TMenu is a presentation of food and beverages. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. It takes months of planning and series of discussions between various stakeholders to arrive at a consensus as to what should be part of the menu. Shoaib Mohammed spoke to few chefs and food consultants to find the tricks of menu planning, constraints and deciding about the portion size more>>

JW Marriott Pune hosts first-ever ‘Culinary and Bar Art’ Festival
In order to create an unforgettable experience for its patrons, JW Marriott Pune had organised ‘Culinary and Bar Art Fest’ for the first time in India from February 11-25, 2015. Culinary & Bar Art Fest 2015 is a celebration of global cuisines and bar artistry. Stretched over 15 days across all the F&B outlets of the hotel, the fest witnessed participation of celebrity chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers from across the world with their team of chefs and bar artists. The festival was spread across F&B outlets of JW Marriott Pune — Spice Kitchen, Paasha, Alto Vino, Shakahari, Mi-a-mi, Bar 101, Pune Baking Company. more>>
Anupam Gulati, Executive Chef, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
An IHM graduate from Lucknow, Chef Anupam Gulati, developed his passion for cooking from his parents. He started his career as a Commis with the Oberoi Group at the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra in 2001. He has been associated with the Oberoi Group all along and was Executive Chef of the Oberoi Cecil in Shimla before moving to Goa Marriott Resort & Spa as Executive Chef recently. He has close to 14 years of experience in the F&B industry. He played a key role in opening of Indian specialty restaurants like Rajmahal at the Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. Hospitality Biz makes an effort to understand Chef Gulatiís passion for cooking and his views on current cooking trends.... more>>
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At a review meeting of ITDC, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Tourism Minister, has urged the public sector corporation to pull up their socks to show positive results. The Minister said that there will be no compromise on delivery, and results must become visible. While all more>>
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, has proposed AAHAR model shows in all state capitals in the country so that the industry stakeholders can get together, network and explore ways to strengthen food processing to reduce food wastage in the country. more>>
Poland wants to see the prolonged import certification negotiations for their food products into India concluded without further delay so that Polish food products can promote their products in the Indian consumer market. Marek Sawicki, Minister of Agriculture and more>>
The Indian government has proposed to establish cross-cultural linkages and revive historic maritime cultural and economic ties under ‘Project Mausam’ with 39 Indian Ocean countries. These include Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Iraq, Mauritius, more>>
Hotel and restaurant industry of Haryana has come out in the open expressing their displeasure on the new excise policy being announced by the State government recently. The decision to more than double the Excise fee in certain districts and hike the licence more>>
Rajeev Menon, currently Area Vice-President - South Asia of Marriott International has been promoted and appointed as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Marriott International in South-East Asia & Pacific. more>>
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Best Western Hotel Group has endorsed ReX, the intelligent distribution platform from RezNext, as its preferred online channel management solution for its hotel properties across India. ReX will enable Best Western properties to leverage the benefits of a more>>
eRevMax, a hotel distribution and business intelligence service provider recently announced its integration with BookingForce, a next generation booking engine available via the eRevMax Live Network (ELN). more>>
Fortune Park Hotels Ltd., opened their 45th hotel, ‘Fortune Park Dahej’ in Dahej SEZ Gujarat. Owned by Sapthagiri Hospitality, the 60-room hotel is a contemporary, full service business hotel conveniently located in the port town of Dahej Special Economic Zone-1, more>>
ITC Hotels has appointed Anil Chadha as Area Manager for South and General Manager of ITC Grand Chola Chennai. In his new capacity, Chadha will oversee the hotel’s operations and will also oversee operations of other ITC Hotels in Bengaluru, Kerala, more>>
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Zubin Saxena as Vice President, Development, South Asia. Saxena is based in Carlson Rezidor’s Gurgaon office in the National Capital Region Delhi and reports to Andreas Flaig, Executive Vice President, Development, more>>
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