In this highly digital world where everything seems to be connected virtually, hospitality is the only industry that relies heavily on reality. In such times the hospitality industry has also evolved significantly.
While the hospitality professionals were busy finding the answers to bring back the forgotten pride of the hospitality industry, the world understood the need to stay connected to reality.
The process of refining its education ecosystem started with its culinary arts section and brought steady growth in the management section. Being placed in the city of pearls-Hyderabad, the institute has evolved as one of the leading culinary institute in India. The journey of IIHMCA to being one of the best institutes in Hospitality Management has been an inspirational story. Let’s learn more about the institute, its vision, mission and philosophy that laid the strong foothold of IIHMCA in today’s changing paradigm.
IIHMCA: Teaching the Art of Hospitality
When it comes to hospitality, oftentimes people confuse it with only hoteling and side-line the part of culinary arts. IIHMCA found this thin line of division in the industry and was founded to blur that dividing line and create an institution that caters completely to the hospitality industry.
The courses provided by IIHMCA are unique and trains the students various skills in order to become Budding Chefs and Hospitality Professionals. Moreover, the institute is a personified endeavour of hardcore professionals who has served the hospitality industry for years. These professionals also bring global exposure to the table from the finest lines of hotels from England, India, Sri Lanka and Cruise Liners from Europe and America.
In a broader context, it can be said that IIHMCA is the brainchild of hospitality industry professionals. These Founders came together with a vision to nurture students to be professionals in the hospitality sector and bring them global career opportunities.
The programs offered by the institute aim to develop culinary professionals with the technical skills, management training and exposure to the culinary arts which will create a perfect balance that will serve the hospitality industry with grace.
With a vision to create industry professionals, IIHMCA is committed to its mission to provide its students with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience that will set up a strong foundation in culinary fundamentals and hands-on skills.
With this visionary mission, the institute aims to equip the students with all the possible tools that will help them enjoy the endless options of employment in the industry and exceed employer’s expectations.
Every learner goes through learning stages or phases that define them from rookie to professional. This evolving process develops a passion in the aspirants that makes them lifelong learners. However, to create such life-long learners, a proper system is required during the initial stages that will help them stay updated with the industry and experiment to excel in whatever they do.
To develop such lifelong learners in the hospitality industry, IIHMCA has designed a well-curated three-step process as their philosophy.
The First Phase: In this phase, a comprehensive model of the instruction set is commuted that helps them understand the whole process effectively. In this process, along with theory, the students are taught the basics of being experimental in the kitchen and bringing out their creativity.
The Second Phase: This phase is demonstrative and application-based, where all the students put the acquired knowledge to use. Learning from a master chef, practising and sharpening the skills under their able guidance and caring attention.
The Third Phase: IIHMCA staff considers this phase as During this phase, the chef instructors give them the required time and personal attention that helps the aspirants to upskill their culinary skills and enhance their hospitality skills that are put on display.
During all these phase-divided learning processes, the curriculum curated by IIHMCA is intensive, rigorous and thorough in creating budding Hospitality professionls. The institute assures that upon the completion of its students’ learning arc, they will be knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical in their work. With this philosophy, the institute aims to drive a competitive edge that the students can use to their advantage.
Training the Students to be Professionals
As an esteemed educational institute, the major courses offered by IIHMCA are:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Catering Technology and Culinary Arts (BCT & CA)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHM & CT)
- 1 ½ Year Certificate Course in Food Production and Patisserie (F.P.P)
- 1 Year Advanced Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery Arts
- 1 Year Advanced Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts
The institute is affiliated to Osmania University for offering the BCT & CA , BHM&CT courses. Established in the Year 2001, the institute stands 2nd in India for offering full fledged Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts as specilalization in Hospitality Management
Creating Culinary Competence
The hospitality industry is all about being conscious of what people like and dislike. Let that be cooking the delicious meals or treating the guests on their arrival. IIHMCA and its management team as made a collective effort to derive a proactive approach to impart quality education. Emphasising more on the knowledge beyond curriculum, the value-based training help the students in moving up the ladder.
The curriculum is personalised, where even the student can upgrade and learn from the very best and train to be skill-oriented helping them in achieving a successful career in the hospitality industry. Moreover, the institute brings various career opportunities from the leading International Cruise Liners/ Hotel chains for the students to have an excellent career. The other required skills are developed at the institute by engaging students in co-curricular activities, industrial visits, seminars and various career development activities.
Sharpening the Growth Curve
Since its inception in 2001, IIHMCA has evolved and is making steady progress in creating culinary competence. IIHMCA has set up State of the Art Kitchens/ labs and designed some specialised programs along with advanced skill enhancement programs with a vision of creating a sophisticated future.
Career Options Offered by IIHMCA
- 5 Star Hotels & Resorts (International and Indian Premium Chain Hotels)
- Cruise Lines (International)
- Hospitality Industry / Catering companies
- Event Management/Retail Management Companies
- Tourism and Travel Consulting Multi-National Companies
Placement Options by IIHMCA
- Management Trainee Program
- Kitchen Management Trainee
- Hotel Operations Management Trainee (Department Specific)
- KET – Kitchen Executive Trainee
- Hotel Operations Trainee GSA – (Guest Service Agent or Associate)
Noteworthy Placement Record
Over the years, the institute has been consistentantly placing their students in International Cruise Liners / 5 Star Hotels in India and abroad. Statististics in respect of the placements offered during the past few years through Campus Intervies are as under:
IIHMCA for campus placements invites a lot of international brands to interview and recruit. From the likes of prominent international brands like Carnival Cruises-UK, Costa Cruises-Italy, Princess Cruises – UK and P&O Cruises-Australia, The Atlantis, The Palm Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel – Dubai, Sheraton Dubai, Movenpick, Fairmont the Palm – Dubai, to the leading Indian hotel chain brands like The Taj Group of Hotels (IHCL), The Oberoi Group, ITC Hotels Ltd, Marriott International , Accor Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Radisson Hotels Group, Leela Palaces and Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels Group, The Park, Wyndham Hotel Group, Four Seasons.etc
Interestingly the placements are based on a merit basis, and the concerned representative of the hotels conducts the interviews.
Envision for the Future
The Institute trains students to be culinary artists and cater to the hospitality industry with perfection and creativity, IIHMCA also aims to create responsible global citizens. Since its inception, hygiene and sanitation have been the utmost priority of the institute. Serving the culinary industry, maintaining hygiene and cleanliness has become an integral part of daily chores. With the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) based program, the institute gives special attention to hygiene.
With hygiene and cleanliness are taken care of by the institute, the institute aims to be a leading culinary and hotel management institute in the country and serve the global requirements of the Hospitality Industry. Being on the right track to improvement, the institute seeks to be the finest provider of graduates catering to the Hospitality Industry and excel in Culinary Arts.