24 Mar 2020
Dear Members of the IICA Family,
In the second issue of IICA-onics, we have incorporated a
number of feedbacks we received from our readers and I hope that all of you
will find this useful.
An important area I would like to enlarge upon is engaging
in cleanliness. We are in the culinary business which is directly related to hygiene,
nutrition, and natural health. It is, therefore, important to maintain swachhta in
At IICA, other than teaching the Culinary Arts to our
students, we are very particular about imparting certain kitchen disciplines
which to us are as important as the preparation of the dish itself.
While some of it concerns elements of teamwork, working to
the line of command, and total focus in the process, one very important factor
is the issue of cleanliness.
We believe that just as a soldier performs best in a uniform, so do chefs. A badly kept kitchen
can never develop healthy, tasty dishes, no matter how expensive the
ingredients are, how experienced the chef is.
You don’t have to watch programs by Ramsay to know what a
clean kitchen is all about. You can come to visit us.
Indians believe that Lakshmi prefers to stay at home only
where the kitchen is clean. For us, it is an in-built process.
Chef Virender Singh Datta
Download the IICA Newsletter Vol.2/November 2019