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In a first in culinary education in the country, Food Pod inaugurated at WGSHA, MAHE

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The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), has inaugurated its Food Pod with the goal that the new facility sets a new standard in hospitality and culinary management education in India. It provides students with invaluable real-world experience while promoting sustainable practices and local empowerment. The inauguration was done by Vasanti R Pai, Trustee of MAHE Trust, in presence of Pro-Chancellor Dr H S Ballal, Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Dr.)  M D Venkatesh, and other officials from MAHE.

The menu will predominantly feature local produce, emphasizing empowerment and sustainability principles. Chef K Thiru extended gratitude to MAHE and the leadership team of ITC for providing this unique opportunity to WGSHA students. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the Food Pod is capable of catering to a variety of cuisines, including Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) offerings.

Speaking at the occasion, Pro-Chancellor Dr H S Ballal commended WGSHA for its forward-thinking approach and commitment to innovation. “The inauguration of the Food Pod marks a significant milestone for WGSHA and MAHE,” stated Dr. Ballal. “This initiative not only enriches the learning experience of our students but also underscores our dedication to staying at the forefront of educational excellence.”

Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M D Venkatesh emphasized the transformative impact of the Food Pod on the educational landscape. “The Food Pod represents a paradigm shift in culinary education,” he said. ”

“This Food Pod is one of its kind in the country” It provides our students with a remarkable opportunity to learn the commercial aspects of operating a food establishment, thereby honing their skills in culinary and operational management. In addition to the existing restaurants and cafes, this hands-on experience will enrich their educational journey. With this initiative, students will not only gain theoretical knowledge but also practical experience in food entrepreneurship and sustainability practices.

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