Awarded for putting India on the Global Hospitality Map
MUMBAI, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Suborno Bose, the Founder of the Young Chef Olympiad, Co-chairman and CEO of the International Hospitality Council (IHC) and Founder and Chief Mentor, Indismart Group, was awarded ET Now, Business Leader Of The Year (Education) at a glittering awards ceremony organised in Mumbai on 16th February, 2020. The award is a deserving recognition of Dr. Bose’s efforts to put India on the Global Hospitality Map.
ET Now, India’s leading business and finance news channel, honoured Dr. Bose with this prestigious award in the wake of his instrumental leadership in founding and organising the International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO). On 2nd February 2020, the sixth edition of YCO concluded where young student chefs and their mentors from 55 countries of the world gathered to participate in the biggest culinary competition. The YCO 2020, organised by the IHC in association with the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), brought so many countries on a single stage at a time when the world is divided on political, social and economic issues. The YCO 2020 gold winner was Malaysia, silver winner was Philippines and bronze went to England.
Dr. Bose pioneered this unique initiative six years ago. With him are culinary experts like Prof David Foskett, MBE, Chairman of IHC and of the YCO Jury and author of culinary Bible, Practical Cookery series. Dr. Bose spearheaded the competition roping in iconic Indian and international chefs to judge the competition. Padma Shri Chef Sanjeev Kapoor has been Principal Judge and Mentor of YCO for many years. YCO 2020 had 19 international judges including Chef Brian Turner, CBE, President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Chef Chris Galvin, Michelin-starred chef and co-owner of Galvin Restaurants in England, Chef Anton Edelmann, former Maitres de Chef of the Savoy Hotel in London and other distinguished chefs of the world.
The YCO is also a mutual understanding of cultural and educational exchange with the 55 countries. MoUs signed during YCO with every country’s representatives are agreements to conduct educational exchange programmes with IIHM.
YCO 2020 had a unique theme of Sustainability, roping in the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Bose also exhibited solidarity with Sustainability through the Food Aid initiative. Food Soldiers from IIHM and students around the country conducted food drives among the underprivileged.
IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) is the largest chain of premier hospitality and hotel management schools across India that started its journey in 1994 at Kolkata. IIHM is a part of Indismart Group, the conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels. IIHM campuses are located across ten national and international cities with the associate institute IAM-IHM located in Kolkata, Goa and Guwahati. Students passing out of IIHM are armed with an international degree from the University of West London and equipped with global hospitality skills that enable easy placements in any hospitality brand across the world. IIHM is dedicated to its pursuit of excellence in teaching and placements. Real time experience is the key to success in hospitality and that makes the institute popular. In recent years, IIHM has been instrumental in organizing the Young Chef Olympiad, a unique idea and initiative inviting young culinary talents across the world to participate in the biggest cookery reality shows of all times.
The institute has bagged several prestigious awards in the past 24 years. The list includes the Best Education Brand Award from Economic Times consecutively in 2017, 2018 and 2019. It was also featured in Forbes Magazine as Great Indian Institute and Great Place to Study consecutively in the year 2018 and 2019. IIHM was also awarded as one among the World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015-16 by URS International (IMEA – Process Reviewer PriceWaterhouseCoopers PL) and also received the Best Institute in Hospitality Education 2017 Award by Assocham from Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education), Govt. of India.
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Director, International Institute of Hotel Management
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