Gurugram (Delhi NCR), India Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), one of India’s finest institutes for hospitality and culinary arts education announces their IMPACT (Integrated Mentorship, Partnership, Academic Collaboration & Training) initiative. It aims to introduce high school students to the diverse and rewarding field of hospitality and culinary arts, and the multitude of careers they can choose to pursue within the service and experience industry. Through this initiative, ISH also addresses an apparent skill and capability gap in the higher education space and takes the ownership to build a progressive ecosystem focusing on enhancing knowledge transfer for school teachers, principals and counsellors.
ISH is part of Sommet Education, the world leader in hospitality management and culinary education, and features alongside the globally renowned École Ducasse, Les Roches and Glion brands. In achieving its mission of making global education more accessible and rewarding, ISH shares its curriculum and pedagogy with international institutes of repute such as École Ducasse, Les Roches and At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy.
The IMPACT series is a step forward in strengthening hospitality and culinary education in India, with the speaker sessions featuring both Indian and international faculty and industry experts. These experts will be sharing their insights, experience and learnings, and thoughts on a wide range of exciting topics. It is a great opportunity to hear first-hand from experts how the experience economy is evolving globally and why it’s a great time to pursue hospitality management and culinary arts.
The IMPACT initiative will help create opportunities and enable schools to benefit from ISH’s academic ecosystem, industry connect and training capabilities. As an institution built by industry pioneers and leaders, ISH takes it upon itself as a duty of care function to bring more awareness about the role of the hospitality and service sector in the economy, and support students who will go on to become an integral part of this sector tomorrow. This initiative creates opportunities for students to embrace new-age skills in line with the evolving demands in the industry while providing a platform that enables interaction with industry leaders.
Kunal Vasudeva, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Indian School of Hospitality, commented: “The core objective of this enterprising move is to ensure that high-school students are prepared for an immersive and global education way before they enter colleges. Through shared curriculums, pedagogy and philosophy with Les Roches and École Ducasse, we are moving forward in revolutionising hospitality management and culinary arts education in India. This initiative will help students gain better insight into the industry from an early age, and in the long term, boost the industry’s contribution to the overall growth of the economy. It will also enhance the long-term relationship between ISH’s academic and industry ecosystem and schools, which will provide opportunities for learning and development on a much larger scale”.