Prof. (Dr.) Y G Tharakan began his career as a Chef with the Taj Mahal Hotel Resorts & Palaces, Mumbai, continued to serve for a decade in Sultanate of Oman looking after the Muscat Palace Properties where he was fortunate enough to cater a number of Kings, Princes of Kingdoms and National Heads of various countries.
With immense experience and exposure, Prof. (Dr.) Tharakan joined with the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal, Karnataka in the year 1991 and spear headed the development of the institute through curriculum development, student training and infrastructure development and brought the institute to a national prominence within a matter of a decade.
Ms. Garima Parkash has over 23 years of diversified experience in Hotels, restaurant management and operations ranging from Concept building, menu designing, menu engineering, recipe development, guest interaction, training and Development, human resource hiring and management, handling employ grievances and disciplinary to hotel Food Production and service Operations.
Garima is an alumni of Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Pusa, New- Delhi and has further worked with some most renowned organisations like the Taj Group of Hotels, Coral Strand hotels-Seychelles, Wagamama London and Amity University. She has a degree in Hotel Management and a Masters in Hospitality Management and is currently pursuing a PhD in the field of sugar free foods and their impact on the hospitality Industry.
She is a Seasoned Management Executive with demonstrated performance in different sectors ranging from Food production, F&B service, Facility planning, freelance consultancy to academics and corporate training across national and international start-ups to 5 star hotel chains. She has also had a Facilities Project Management experience in leading, managing and executing multiple projects like Intercontinental Goa and Mumbai. She in her international assignments as a chef has depicted a Collaborative approach to leading high performing and culturally diverse teams.
He holds a BSc degree in Hospitality & Hotel Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University / National Council for Hotel Management.
His Experience of more than 6 years is a blend of hands-on-skills and operational abilities focussing in the areas of food & beverage production with a special focus on building up the self confidence in the budding chefs to interact with the guests.
Having started his career with the flagship property of The Lalit group as a Management trainee and with the successful completion of the programme he has been absorbed by the same group as Jr. Sous Chef. He has also been into teaching with The Lalit Suri School of Hospitality with an aim of producing products for the industry and not just graduates,
He has been awarded as heart of the house twice at the Lalit New Delhi. He has also been awarded with a scholarship course from one of the leading hospitality management university around the globe; American Hospitality Academy.
Has an extensive experience in serving Educational Institutions and Restaurants for the past 7 years. His roles have gradually changed from Assistant Manager at Mc Donald’s, Jalandhar to Academic Coordinator cum Assistant Professor with SAMS Group of Institutions; Varanasi teaching at all levels on various topics related to Hospitality, Hotel Administration and Tourism Management. He has done several research works at graduate and post graduate level. While working with Lovely Professional University as Assistant Professor, he has proven his competencies in designing course curriculum and implementing innovative instruction methodologies. He is an exceptional communicator with students, able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety of corporate/ academic levels with abilities in recognizing, respecting & nurturing the creative potential of each student & responding to all classroom queries in a spontaneous manner. A highly motivated, dynamic and single-minded academician with flair for connecting with young minds.
Simant has over 09 years of Experience in Operations, Training & Sales of Hospitality Industry. He started his career from Trident, Gurgaon “A contemporary Luxury Hotel” by Prestigious The Oberoi Group. After working with the Food & Beverage Service he moved to the Sales & Marketing Department. Where he was taking care of Banquets & Room Sales. He has also worked as Faculty for Food & Beverage Service for Institute of Hotel Management, Bhopal for 04 years he moved to Trident, Hyderabad Part of The Oberoi Group taking care of Event Sales (MICE). Post he worked as Assistant Manager Training with Marigold Hotels, Hyderabad, taking care of Soft Skills and Technical Training & Development of his staff. His previous assignment was with prestigious ‘The Imperial Hotel’; The Imperial, New Delhi, built in 1931, is a luxury hotel in India, located at Janpath, New Delhi.
Ms. Suchismita Roy is an alumni of Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa and holds Masters in Hotel and Hospitality Administration. She worked with Delhi Institute of Hotel Management, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi for 2 years as a lecturer. She had also undertaken her training from The Taj Bengal, Kolkata in all the core departments of the hotel such as Food & Beverage and Rooms Division. She had exposure with The Imperial New Delhi and Country Inn & Suites Sahibabad. She has received various awards during her graduation and post-graduation time.
She holds a Masters in Hotel Management from Kurukshetra University and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Hotel Administration from IHM Shimla. She has worked in reputed hotels like Ista, Amritsar, Leela Kempinski, and Best Western Sky City, Gurgaon and learnt the art of Food & Beverage Services. She has been awarded & Certified as a “Master” by Remy Martin & Grants.
Ms Neha Sharma has more than 8 years of experience in industry, academia and research. An alumnus of Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, U.P. she has also worked with reputed organization like Destination India Pvt. Ltd (Delhi), IHM Meerut (Meerut) and Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management (Haldwani). After doing Masters in Travel and Tourism and Masters of Philosophy in Tourism Management, UGC (CBSE) NET Qualified and currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in Hospitality from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal. She has also published several research papers in various national and international Journals (Indexed).
Chef Harsh Neerav has an extensive 9 year Industry experience where he started off as the Youngest Chef In-charge of a kitchen at London’s famous May Fair Hotel at 22. Harsh has worked as a Breakfast Incharge, Pastry Banqueting Chef and also as a night chef. A former entrepreneur, he has an experience of managing events, running a bake shop, cafes and a restaurant along with running Corporate Kitchens. Harsh has also worked with various restaurant chains as a Food Consultant. Before joining Le Cordon Bleu School of Hospitality at GD Goenka University, Harsh was Corporate Pastry Chef Instructor (North India) for International Institute for Hotel Management.