12 Nov 2019
At the time
of India’s independence, the policy makers had envisaged the growth of the
hospitality industry and they had taen the initiative to set up Institute of
Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition in New Delhi, what is now called the Pusa Institute.
Pusa Institute churned out some of the best known names in the Indian
hospitality and culinary industry, some even reaching across the globe, the
world of tourism and travel also grew by leaps and bounds. With the growth of
tourism and changes in life style grew hotel chains, resorts, restuarants and
Indian cuisine also started making its mark abroad.
One of the
earliest products of Pusa, Virender Singh Datta who had the distinction of
being a successful Chef and a Hotelier had a vision of his own. At the time of
his retirement, spotting culinary arts as a major career opportunity he decided
to share his experience and knowledge with the current generation, who were looking
for a career fit that would give them name, fame and money.
In the olden
days, an assignment abroad for many meant a job in the ships, by late ninetees,
it was the IT industry but Indian chefs were working in large numbers on
foreign soils. What was perhaps lacking was the facility to impart internally
acceeptable training and discipline
International Institute of Culinary Arts was born in 2005 in New Delhi’s
happening place, Village Hauz Khas.
last 14 years IICA has been the platform for the churning of hundreds of such
qualified chefs many of whom are either working abroad, heading the kitchens of
5 star restuarants and some with entrepreunal drive have gone on to open their
own patisseries and eateries.
played their role as a catalyst for the change. The change which has opened up
a new road to a youngster’s carer path. We look forward to your visit to our
institute and feel the experience.