WGSHA Set To Place Indian Cuisine On Global Culinary Map
Going beyond the conventional understanding of Indian cuisine, this centre delves deep into the intricacies of macro and micro cuisines within India
Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) has launched an initiative to set Indian cuisine firmly on the global culinary map with its "Centre of Indian Cuisine and Food Culture." This centre dives deeply into the nuances of macro and micro cuisines inside India, going beyond the popular understanding of Indian cuisine. It launched the "Master of Arts in Indian Cuisine" programme in 2021, with the goal of cultivating a thorough awareness for Indian food's historical and cultural relevance.
"The Centre of Indian Cuisine and Food Culture seeks to create awareness about the profound relationship between Indian food, our history and our culture," remarked Chef K Thirugnanasambantham, Principal of WGSHA. "It will educate our youth about the rich historical background of Indian cuisine, tracing its development over hundreds of years, exploring the science behind the use of fresh farm produce and the art of Indian cooking. Just as ITC Hotels have championed Indian cuisine through their signature restaurants, this centre will research and develop new recipes and expand our knowledge of Indian food—a small yet significant contribution to nation-building."
Vikas Khanna, a Michelin-starred chef and a distinguished alumnus of WGSHA, stands as a global ambassador of Indian cuisine. His unwavering passion for Indian culinary traditions and his tireless efforts to elevate its status on the world stage have made him an iconic figure in the culinary world. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of a culinary museum dedicated to preserving the essence of dynamic Indian cuisine. After 15 years of dedication and hard work, this dream has become a reality. The museum is an extraordinary destination for those interested in exploring ancient kitchen utensils and unravelling their historical significance.
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