India has a wide variety of options when it comes to regional food and cuisine.
In order to train and upskill chefs, in regional Indian cuisine, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL Education Group) of Switzerland will establish a Regional Culinary Institute in Goa. This institute will be in addition to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Swiss Professional Diploma program being launched with IHCL (Taj Luxury Hotel properties).
To appraise their initiative, CII invited Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant and Minister for Tourism, Rohan Khuante.
This initiative would help create a sort of lighthouse for Regional Indian Cuisines and would train chefs, particularly in Goan, Maharashtrian, Bengali, North-East, Rajasthani, Hyderabadi cuisine etc.
This would benefit the local talent from Goa to be skilled and placed in jobs in India and abroad. International chefs will also provide training at the institute in Goa.
The VET by EHL program 18 months programme in collaboration with IHCL, will enable local youth to be trained under the EHL worldwide VET programme with 100% job assured. It will train the youth to world-class standards for careers in the hospitality industry, including hotels, airlines, cruise-lines, catering and travel industry, not only in India but around the world.
The programs training model will be in partnership with the industry, delivered and facilitated by industry experts, to prepare the youth for quality employment within the industry.
The CII – EHL – Govt of Goa Hospitality initiative will train and provide jobs to 5,000 youth in 3 years and up-skill 1,000 international Chefs in Regional Indian Cuisine.