International Chef’s Day at ISH
7 Dec 2023

In a world that runs on numerous occupations, it is those who nurture our gustation that we celebrate each year on the 20th of October, marked on calendars as International Chefs Day. Food forms some of our most primary memories, be it a hearty chicken burger you ate as a child or the perfect sirloin steak on your 21st birthday last year. It is the chefs who have an innate, effortless ability to ignite fond memories surrounding food, which makes hours of relentless work fulfilling rather than tiring.

Convocation Ceremony 2023
29 Nov 2023

There comes a time when the fledgling leaves the nest of its kin to create a life of its own—something inevitable but imperative for the circle of life to continue. The 2023 Convocation Ceremony at ISH celebrated those at a similar point in life. It was a two-day event that commenced with a rather flamboyant gala night. The students who had joined what now seems ages ago were grown up. Dressed in crisp tuxedos and shimmering camisoles, it did not take them long to get the night going. The second day ended with an official graduation ceremony, where parents looked on, teary-eyed, as their child prepared to start a new journey. Hearts swelled with pride, and the air was filled with cries of cheer for the Batch of 2019.

Lucknow, Shaan-e-Awadh
23 Nov 2023

The Semester V students of the Bachelors in Culinary Arts program set out on one weekend to explore a new place and its cuisine. As they bid us adieu, they promised to return with tales and samples of what they discovered. Below is an account of one student who, just like the others, made the most of this getaway.

A Day in the Life of a Student Barista
10 Nov 2023

The picturesque backdrop of a coffee shop, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the air, and the constant whirring of the espresso machine all together produce an environment comforting for all. From a morning double shot espresso to wake up, to a comforting hot chocolate in times of need, a barista is responsible for curating not only the beverages but also the ambiance of a coffee shop. Avid watchers might wonder, how important is it for a finely ground coffee puck to percolate at a certain speed.

Empowering Retail Investors & Understanding the Impact of ESG Scores on Investment Decisions
18 Oct 2023

The world of investing has changed significantly in a society that is driven by social responsibility and mindful consumerism. Today's investors are motivated by something greater than purely financial gain: a desire to make a positive impact on the world. ESG scores act as the guiding light that show the way to investments that not only promise strong financial returns but also match with ethical and sustainable principles.

Class of Cacao - by Raagini Poddar
13 Oct 2023

You must have eaten quite a bit of chocolate, but did you know how the “perfect” bar came to be? Crafting and selling a moderately exquisite bar of artisanal chocolate can cost you a handsome amount today, but imagine learning of the fact that the Aztec farmers actually used cacao beans as a form of currency to pay their taxes sometimes. It seems almost utopian, right?

Green Financing- The Future of Tomorrow
13 Oct 2023

In a world where environmental and social consciousness is on the rise, businesses and industries from every corner of the globe are realizing that it's no longer enough to focus solely on profits. Sustainable Financing, a powerful concept is not only about transcending borders, industries, and demographics but a financial strategy that's not just trendy but transformative, and it's taking the world by storm.

OMOTENASHI- A Warm Welcome to the Orient
28 Sep 2023

The hallowed culture of Japan—with creations that centre audiences across the globe in the lap of simplistic serenity, a futuristic approach to even the most chore-like tasks, and a demurely boastful devotion to their pure, deeply rooted culture—forms the cornerstone of the acclaim the people of this region of the Orient have garnered worldwide.

CULTIVATION OF CUISINE- The Michelin Guide and The World’s 50 Best List
21 Sep 2023

"When you look at the most exciting restaurants in the world at the moment, they're not in Paris and London. They are hidden away. You've got to make the effort."

Aryan Menon & the Les Roches Way of Life
25 Aug 2023

Aryan began his hospitality journey at ISH four years ago. After completing the bachelor’s programme, he went on to pursue his master’s at Les Roches. We caught up with him for a quick conversation about his experience in Spain, and his reason for choosing Marbella.

Life of a Sommelier
10 Aug 2023

Kriti Malhotra began her career right after school at 18. She found her love for wine when she joined Kingfisher Airlines as a cabin crew and attended a two-day workshop on ‘alcohol and its nuances.’ After that, there was no looking back!

The Fearless Chef
9 Aug 2023

In conversation with Sana Khan and her protégé, Mitrangda, on their shared passion for pastry arts and their sweetest achievements so far. Join them as they talk about what it takes to be a female chef in a male-dominated industry.

A Whitepaper on the Concocting Conclave
14 Jul 2023

The Indian School of Hospitality, a part of Sommet Education, one of the finest hospitality and culinary arts school in India, hosted its first food and beverages conclave ‘Concocting Conclave’ on April 14, 2023. The journey to penning this Whitepaper was a long and enriching one which began with a small idea which ultimately metamorphosed into a lasting experience.

Why I chose ISH
10 Jul 2023

It was ISH or nothing for our first-year bachelor’s student, Mahek. From preparing her first dish at 8 to joining culinary school at 18 — her journey had an unconventional start. She took to cooking in Class III when her mother was too unwell to step inside the kitchen.

Farm to Fork
7 Jul 2023

The sixties saw the rise of the farm-to-fork movement when Americans shelved canned goods and embraced locally sourced produce. Famous chefs like Alain Chapel and Michel Guérard led the revolution, but Alain Ducasse is said to have invented farm-to-table even before it became popular.

Plant-forward food and its meaty truth
6 Jul 2023

Does vegan cheese melt like mozzarella? Can beetroot burgers beat the traditional lamb version? Could a mixture of mushrooms, tofu and other ingredients pack the same punch as a hearty steak?

2023: The Year of the Forgotten Millet
4 Jul 2023

First grown 4,000 years ago, millets have been an Indian staple for centuries. But with wheat production increasing after independence, they were limited to villages and eventually got lost in oblivion. With these nutritionally dense seeds regaining popularity, United Nations declared 2023 to be the International Year of Millets.

Spice Root
26 Jun 2023

On the first edition of Spice Root, we’ll explore the origins of sumac — a bright fuchsia garnish with a citrusy, earthy flavor found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Sumac is usually derived from the poisonous shrub of the same name. The culinary variety, however, is safe to eat and easily identifiable by its vibrant red berries.

Vegan Desserts: the Ultimate Guide to plant-based baking
21 Jun 2023

From cakes to cookies and everything in between, vegan baking is more popular than ever before! We caught up with Chef Aabhas Jain to talk about the latest trend, how it affects his approach to teaching and the curriculum at École Ducasse India.

ISH at Karma
19 Jun 2023

Last year, we signed a partnership with Karma Lakelands to create an experiential farm on their property. Here students learn to grow seasonal ingredients and study beekeeping, sustainable sourcing and other environmentally conscious practices. “We’ve already started cultivating new plants like tomatoes, lettuce and cabbage,” says chef Babu Nagarajan, our Director for Culinary Studies.

My Greek Sojourn
12 Jun 2023

Centuries ago, a really wise elder from Grecian society made a statement that rings true even today. The statement read ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know that they never shall sit in’.

Chef Sana’s Honey Almond Cake Recipe
3 Mar 2023

Our learning facilitator is quick to whip up spectacular sweet treats. Inspired by Indian cuisine, here’s her take on the classic dodha barfi. While the traditional mithai is known for its rich taste and gooey texture, the almond cake is mildly sweet and topped with a layer of sliced almonds.

Charcuterie Board: A Guide to Creating the Perfect Spread
16 Feb 2023

A charcuterie board is a beautiful and delicious way to entertain guests, whether for a special occasion or just a casual gathering. It’s a platter filled with cured meats, cheeses, crackers, bread, fruit, nuts, and other accompaniments. If made properly, it has the ability to be the centrepiece of any get-together or party. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect charcuterie board

Importance of Communication in Hospitality
22 Nov 2022

Communication skills are indispensable for a successful future and career of a hospitality student. In today’s competitive world, communication skills is the most coveted quality of an educated person in a business.

The role of Data Analytics in the Services Sector
3 Aug 2022

The services sector not only makes up a large portion of India's GDP, but also draws substantial foreign investment and generates substantial employment.

Brand Building via Marketing
29 Jul 2022

The ‘Most Valuable Brands’ listings by globally reputed organisations including Forbes Magazine and Kantar Research are a sacred annual rite with marque brands across the world vying for the top honours. These rankings go beyond evaluating just the financial power of organisations to examine the reputational muscle of brands. But what does this mean for profitability, the ultimate objective of every enterprise?

Passionate about Pan Asian? Take it to the next level today!
2 Jun 2022

If you’re quick to whip up stir fried noodles, enjoy wrapping delicate dim sums, and pickling zingy veggies into kimchi — then, a career in Asian cuisine is for you and cooking classes can help you get there!

5 pastry trends taking over 2022
26 Apr 2022

Trends come and go all the time, but with social media dominating the scene, a trend can turn into a full-on craze very soon. 2022’s definitely dished out some exciting new dessert trends that you can’t miss. So, read on to keep up with what’s cooking in the world of baking.

Top 6 Hospitality Trends in 2022
21 Apr 2022

Significant changes in consumer behaviour have had an impact on almost every industry in the world, creating fresh new trends and major shifts in demand. In the hospitality sec-tor, there’s an increasing popularity for holistic hospitality, wellness, personalised experiences and all things sustainable. In this post, we uncover six hospitality trends that are taking over 2022 and could define the decade to come.

Choose a culinary programme that’s right for you
18 Apr 2022

If the kitchen’s your happy place and you love to ‘wow’ at potluck dinners or com-pletely go off script while following a recipe — why not pursue an education in culi-nary arts?

Top 6 French Pastries You Should Know
11 Apr 2022

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss about French cooking is its divine pastries-rich and decadent, yet elegant and fanciful. Typically made with flour, water, and butter these crisp, flaky and pillowy creations have captured the imagination of food connoisseurs around the world.

4 Reasons Why a Degree in Service Operations Makes You Highly Employable
5 Apr 2022

Studies show that a consumer’s buying experience often drives the ultimate purchase. This proves that for a business to be successful, it needs to consider how it makes each customer feel. But what does it really take to achieve service excellence? And what role does a service operations manager play in it? And why is it high in demand? Read on to find out.

Hospitality courses after 12th
20 Sep 2021

ISH offers various exemplary courses which help our students excel in the fields of hospitality, culinary arts and pursue an exciting career in the services industry. These include degree courses, diploma courses and certificate courses.

What does a BBA in Hospitality Management offer?
28 Jan 2021

One in every ten jobs in the world is related to hospitality. No matter where we are and what we do, we are surrounded by hospitality. This makes it ideal to consider it as a flourishing career option. BBA in hospitality management is a business degree that opens doors for countless opportunities in various industries around the world.

Top 5 trends in the world of pastry
20 Oct 2020

Is it possible to see a pastry and not get excited to eat it? Well, pastries are truly one of the best food creations out there.

Studying Culinary Arts – Degree, Diploma or Certificate?
13 Jan 2020

We’ve fallen head over heels for culinary arts. From TV shows and movies to bestselling books and especially our

Why We All Want to Be Chefs More Than Ever Before – And Where Will It Take Us
11 Apr 2019

The culinary landscape has been changed and brought to our attention by dozens of trailblazers who have left their

5 Essential Reads for Aspiring Culinary Arts Students
3 Feb 2019

Being a chef isn’t just about throwing together masterpieces in the kitchen. Chances are, if you’ve seen the personal

Try Before You Buy – Why It’s Important to Experience a College Before Committing to It
7 Dec 2018

The time has finally come – you’re in your 12th standard, and the prospect of choosing a college

Hospitality – More than Just a Profession
3 Dec 2018

The world we live in today is changing. It’s evolving faster than ever before. It’s connecting us in new

Five Key Things to Consider While Choosing A College
26 Oct 2018

Today, more than ever, education – or, more importantly, what we define as a good education – is one

Five Ways Hospitality Education Prepares You for Tomorrow’s World
26 Oct 2018

Believe it or not, we’re all living in a very hospitable world. So hospitable, in fact, that according to

Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality: a World of Opportunity
26 Oct 2018

What does the world of travel, tourism and hospitality encompass exactly?

Why does the Hospitality Industry Thrive on Creativity & Innovation?
26 Oct 2018

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common” –is a

Making a Career in Culinary Arts. Thinking Big. Thinking Passionately.
25 Oct 2018

The world of culinary arts is growing more rapidly than ever before – bringing with it an abundance of…

High Tech for High Touch: Reimagining Hospitality Education for Tomorrow’s World
25 Oct 2018

With today’s technological advancements, tourism & travel, hospitality and other sister streams are taking over the global…

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