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Chef Thomas Blanchard Joins IICA as Corporate Advisor & Chef FacultyA big step for IICA, A Giant Leap for Culinary Arts

On 20th June 2017, IICA, New Delhi achieved on of its' most prestigious milestones. Chef Thomas Blanchard who has over 20 years of experience including that in Europe & India joined hands with IICA, New Delhi to develope and implement the hgihest quality of culinary education for the students of IICA, New Delhi. 

Chef Thomas who is orginally from France, started his career with Chef Allan Ducasse ( A french master chef); and since then, Chef Thomas has never looked back. He arrrived in india in 2011 and joined one of Delhis' most prominent Bakery & Patisserie shop - L'Opera as an Executive Pastry Chef, and later headed Dabon and represented Elle & Vire, yet another very prestigious milk products co. 

"It is indeed a matter of great pride & privlege to have with us such a senior chef from France who will help us impart the most authentic recipes and techniques to our pastry and culinary students." said Arjun S Datta (COO, IICA). 

The institute will be commencing its newest batch of programs on 18th July 2017, where Chef Thomas and the entire team of IICA will welcome the students. This will be the institutes 12th year in culinary education. 

Result Diploma in Bakery & Patisserie Batch January 2016

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!To all the students on there successfull completion of their course. Please find the results for the same.IICA wishes all the best to all the students for their future.

Result Diploma in Culinary Arts Batch January 2016

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!To all the students on there successfull completion of their course. Please find the results for the same.IICA wishes all the best to all the students for their future.

IICA Celebrates 10years of Culinary Education

Friday 22nd August 2016, A date no IICA Faculty or Student will never forget.The institute celebrated its 10th year anniversary and also the joining of its' newest batch of students for the July 2016 Sessions.The event was hosted at the ITC Sheraton by Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA); and attended by all the current students and faculty.The chief guest for the event was Chef Manisha Bhasin (Sr. Executive Chef, ITC Maurya), and to accompany her other dignitories included Mr. Ajay Bakaya (Executive Director, Sarovar Hotels), Mrs. Binita Sharma (General Manager, ITC Sheraton) & Mrs. Yuvika Gogia (Training Manager).The institute also celebrated the highest number of student intake in 10 years with over 75 students enrolled in one batch (July) and in addition to that the institute facilitated the current students with awards of excellence for outstanding performance. 

Mixologist Session for IICA StudentsHemant Pathak (Bar Manager & Mixologist - Junoon New York) conducts an exclusive session on Cocktails for IICA Students

IICA witnessed a thirst quenching and mouth watering experience on 19th April 2016 as Mr. Hemant Pathak (Bar Manager & Mixologist) visited the institute and demonstrated his award winning recipes from the Michelin Star restaurant Junoon New York.N.B - No Alcohol was served during this event to anyone below the age of 25.

Mother's Day Special 7th May 2016, SaturdayMother's Young Chef

Cook up a Gourmet meal for your mom this Mother's Day & make her feel special and loved.

IICA Students Win AAHAR 2016Culinary Excellence at its' best

IICA is proud to announce that students of IICA under the various culinary programs have won the latest edition of AAHAR 2016; a hospitality exhibition hosted in New Delhi every year.This year, IICA Students won the live cooking competition under the apprentice category where they were competing against chefs from other hotels and restaurants from across the country. The Judging of this competiton was done by highly reputed chefs and hospitality veterans who were very impressed with the dishes prepared by the students. The Winners of the Competition are:1) Heman Sahi (1st Year) - Bronze2) Radhika Arora (1st Year) - Silver3) Ramnik Kaur (1st Year) - Bronze4) Crystal Jennifer (1st Year)  - Silver Many Congratulations to the winners!! Virender S Datta(Founder & Chairman, IICA) & Faculty of IICA 

IICA Student - Akshi Sharma gets selected in Oberois' Management Training Program (OCLD)The Oberois' Identifies future chefs at IICA

January 20, 2016; a milestone in culinary history at IICA; when our very own student Akshi Sharma, Student of Advance Diploma in Culinary Arts (Batch of July'16) got selected for a Kitchen Management Training program at The Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development, one of India's finest management training program. IICA & its' faculty would like to congratulate Akshi for her achievement and sucessfull selection & Wish her all the best for her pursuits. We would also like to thank the The Oberois' hotel for showing confidence in IICA & its' training.  

IICA Welcomes the Batch of January 2017/18

IICA Management & Faculty are proud to announce the commencement of the January Batch for the various Full time courses: * Advance Diploma in Culinary Arts (2 Year Culinary Management Program)* Diploma in Culinary Arts (1 Year Specialization in Culinary Arts)* Diploma in Bakery & Patisserie (1 Year Specialization in Bakery & Confectionary) All the students stared the program with the induction & orientation which will continue till the end of the week and classes will start next week onwards. 

May-June 2015 Exam Results

Dear Students, Many Congratulations!! your final examination results are now here and available for you all to see.You can download the results by clicking on the icon below.With Culinary Regards Arjun S DattaChief Operating Officer 

KITCHENAID COMES TO NEW DELHI IN THE QUEST OF INDIA’S FIRST PRO-BAKER IICA hosts the regional rounds for KitchenAid Pro-Baker

  NEW DELHI, 8th April, 2015: KitchenAid, the world’s premium Kitchen Appliances manufacturer concluded its final regional round for the quest of India’s first ProBaker in New Delhi. This regional round consisted of several participants who were selected from numerous entries in a pool of talented bakers across the country. These contestants participated in an exciting mystery box challenge and two winners have been chosen to move ahead for the semi-finale and weeklong cake decorating training with awarded Chef Peachy Juban in New Delhi. Not only this, the lucky winners have each received a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for proceeding to the next round. Five winners from the Mumbai and Bangalore leg have already proceeded to the next round, home bakers Simmi Sareen, Shruti Muzumdar from Mumbai and Madhuri Aggarwal, Reena Mendonsa and Diya Jojan from Bangalore will now contest in the finale. The regional leg saw some interesting recipes made from the ingredients in the mystery box and the iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer. The competition was held at International Institute of Culinary Arts in New Delhi. IICA is also a proud partner for the KitchenAid ProBaker 2015.  The jury consisted of Bakshish Dean, Executive Director and CEO of Prime Gourmet, Parvinder Singh Bali, Program Manager for Culinary Services, Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Manisha Bhasin, Senior Executive Chef, ITC Maurya and Pablo Morales Melendrez, Executive Pastry Chef, The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon. About KitchenAid ProBaker: KitchenAid has been delivering premium standards of quality, versatility, and precision to the home kitchen for almost a century now and has everything you'll want to stock in your baking armour. Providing oodles of culinary inspiration and convenience to the passionate baker, this year KitchenAid decided to go on journey to find one of India’s finest home-baker.  The search goes all across India, where KitchenAid chose top 50 participants from a talented pool of entries submitted on the KitchenAid website. These 50 contestants get a chance to use the iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer in their homes before entering the baking battlefield. The regional rounds are held in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi where the contestants will face a mystery box challenge judged by celebrated chefs. 8 final contestants will then be chosen for week-long cake decoration training with awarded Chef Peachy Juban. Peachy Juban is one of the most dynamic and sought after cake designers in the world. While her baking studio Shortcrust, is a mecca of sorts for wedding cakes in Phillipines, her signature creations such as the lantern cakes have set the gold standard in cake decoration worldwide. In the end, the home bakers will face-off in a grand finale at the capital and one of them will be chosen as the first KitchenAid ProBaker with a handsome reward of goodies worth Rs. 2 Lacs. There is a lot at stake, nationwide spotlight, amazing prizes to be won at every quest, and the opportunity to be the next baking legend.  For our home-bakers, the journey has just begun. To know more about the challenge, visit our microsite http://probaker.kitchenaidindia.com/  About KitchenAid Stand Mixer: KitchenAid iconic Stand Mixer has set the standard for reliability, flawless performance and ageless design. The design of the stand mixer has been perfected over time and not been changed in the last 50 years. It has a 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action, which means 59 touch points per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation. The beater, dough hook or wire whip rotates around the bowl, giving incredible bowl coverage for comprehensive mixing. The secret to the KitchenAid Stand Mixer's long-lived reputation is also its limitless versatility. Dozens of optional attachments and accessories allow doing everything from slicing vegetables and rolling fresh pasta to juicing fruit and grinding meat for homemade sausages. KitchenAid Stand Mixer is available in a range of colours which includes Raspberry Ice, Candy Apple, Empire Red, Tangerine, Onyx Black, Sugar Pearl and others. Its performance and high aesthetic appeal have made the KitchenAid Stand Mixer a top bridal registry item in the USA and also the first choice for *chefs across the world. Prices start from INR 39,990 (inclusive of taxes). The price includes the stand mixer with a stainless steel bowl, a dough hook, beater, wire whip and pouring shield. All other attachments can be purchased separately.  * Based on a 2012 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals  About KitchenAid India: Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, sturdy bakeware or even innovative kitchen tools. All KitchenAid appliances are synonymous with fine craftsmanship, durability, the finest materials, robustness and painstaking attention to detail. It came into being in 1919 and was acquired by Whirlpool Corporation in 1986. The brand launched in India in October, 2013 and nourishing India’s culinary passion ever since. To know more about KitchenAid India and our recent campaign on KitchenAid ProBaker, visit http://www.kitchenaidindia.com/ or join us at https://www.facebook.com/KitchenAidIndia and https://twitter.com/KitchenAidIND. Thanks and Regards, Saanya Rallan KitchenAid India 9873936351

Master Chef Anthony Boyd, Le Cordon Bleu, London takes a special session with IICA StudentsIICA Students get a chance to learn from faculty Le Cordon Bleu, London.

New Delhi, February 23, 2015:  It is certainly every aspiring culinary students desire to learn from the best chefs from across the globe, and IICA students received one such exclusive opportunity to be a part of a training session organized by Le Cordon Bleu, London in New Delhi.   Chef Anthony Boyd, who is the Cuisine Master Chef at Le Cordon Bleu in London was invited to New Delhi by the Cordon Bleu counterpart in New Delhi for an awareness building and knowledge sharing workshop of culinary skills by its’ senior faculty member. The training session was organized over two days (23rd and 24th of February 2015) and students from International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi were invited to attend this one of a kind training session by Chef Anthony Boyd Chef Anthony has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry having worked in London at renowned restaurants such as Chez Bruce. After progressing through the kitchen brigade, Chef Anthony moved to The Square in London’s West End in 1997, working as part of a team that earned the restaurant two Michelin stars. In 1999, Chef Anthony gained the position of Head Chef at The Glasshouse in Richmond, with responsibility for managing and training a brigade of ten chefs. The Glasshouse earned a Michelin star in 2002 with Chef Anthony in command of the kitchen. After 11 successful years, during which time he cooked for the Belgian ambassador to the EU, Chef Anthony moved to the Michelin starred La Trompette in 2010, with control over a kitchen brigade of 14 chefs. Chef Anthony’s culinary knowledge and expertise was called upon by the Young Chef of the Year Competition, who invited him to judge the award between 2004 and 2008. Chef Anthony joined Le Cordon Bleu’s team of Cuisine Teaching Chefs in 2013. The first day of the demonstration included a demonstration by Chef Anthony who demonstrated some very intricate butchery skills and classical recipes such as Roast Leg of Lamb, which the students enjoyed thoroughly. The second day of the demonstration was a patisserie demonstration where students learnt various pastry techniques offered by Chef Anthony Boyd. Both the demonstrations were highly enlightening and all the faculty & students of IICA thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the event. The event was concluded by each IICA Student receiving a signed certificate by Chef Anthony Boyd from le Cordon Bleu; also Chef Anthony Boyd was presented with a Hall Fame Plaque by Mr. Virender S Datta(Founder & Chairman, IICA). 

Chef Bobby Chinn with IICA Students during the shooting of World Cafe
Celebrity Chef – Bobby Chinn visits IICA to shoot for his international TV Show – WORLD CAFÉ!!IICA Faculty & Students share the limelight with their favorite Celebrity Chef

New Delhi, February 21, 2015:  For most culinary institutes around the world, it is very normal to share the knowledge of their faculty with aspiring chefs and also become a platform where students can develop skills for the industry.  But IICA is certainly not like most institutes around the world, this was re-confirmed when the institute was approached by International TV Host & Celebrity Chef –Bobby Chinn who wanted to shoot for his ongoing show –World Café in India at IICA Campus.In order to follow his unique style of presenting the countries true spirit; Chef Bobby Chinn first wanted to learn authentic Indian Cuisine from one who is an established master in this cuisine, hence Mr. Virender S Datta - founder & chairman, IICA (or Chef Datta as most people in the hospitality industry know him as) was asked to teach Chef Bobby Chinn in one of the two part episodes authentic signatures recipes by Chef Datta.  The chosen location of the first episode was shot at the Datta Farms which is owned and managed by Mr. Virender S Datta himself inside a 400 year old haveli where Chef Datta was to share his knowledge with Chef Bobby Chinn, an ideal location to transfer recipes which are centuries old themselves. Chef Datta chose one his favorite recipe for Tandoori Chicken and Mint Chutney and the 8 hour shoot; both – Chef Bobby Chinn and the crew were extremely delighted by the knowledge and experience shared by Chef Datta and the shoot was a great success. The second part of the two part episode was shot at the International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi; which again is founded and managed by Chef Virender S Datta who is currently the Chairman of the institute.About the InstituteLocated in the heart of South Delhi, IICA boasts of state of the art facilities and a platform for any student who wishes to learn culinary arts from professional chefs with internationally designed programs and globally accepted qualifications.Established in 2005; IICA is India’s first culinary institute to be recognized by City & Guilds UK, World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), Edexcel UK and Indian Culinary Forum.Over the years, IICA has established itself as one of India’s premier culinary institute and continues to train the most promising chefs of tomorrow. On the day of the shooting at the International institute of culinary arts, new delhi, Chef Bobby Chinn arrived at the institute at 1500hrs with a class full of extremely excited culinary students of the institute who were eagerly waiting to welcome the chef and take every opportunity to interact with him.It certainly was every aspiring chefs dream come true as not only did the entire batch of students at the institute get to learn from their favorite chef, two of the students also assisted the chef in preparing his twist to a classic Indian desert – “Gajjar Ka Halwa”.Needless to say, the shoot was yet again a great success and was concluded with a photograph session with all the students of the institute and distribution of certificates signed by Chef Bobby Chinn and  Mr. Virender S Datta.At the end, the institute (IICA) also presented Chef Bobby Chinn with a Hall of Fame Plaque on behalf of the faculty and students of the institute.It is indeed a true pleasure to welcome such highly esteemed and established Chefs who not only draw a lot of excitement but also inspire millions of aspiring chefs across the globe.     “Our students have only seen these personalities on TV; but for them to come face to face with them and to get the chance to learn cooking from them is truly a unique experience that many institutions across the world would not have the privilege of, we are very thankful to Chef Bobby Chinn and his team for making this possible.” –Mr. Arjun S Datta (Chief Operating Officer, IICA)“ It was truly a great experience interacting with Chef Bobby Chinn, and to have shared my knowledge and experience with him.” – Mr. Virender S Datta (Chairman, IICA)

The Gourmet High StreetIICA Students Make it in the lime-light

Over a period of 3 days i.e 5th,6th

& 7th December,2014, Gurgaon— A global culinary event was hosted ,

Celebrating food from global cuisine. 

The Gourmet High Street Event, was celebrated

as an occasion for food and wine lovers.

The event included profusion of activities

Including sampling of recipes, culinary classes conducted by celebrity chefs.

Needless to say, IICA would never miss such an opportunity & to be a part of the 3 daylong events and got an opportunity to work

with the best of chef’s from the industry. The culinary institute that has always supported such great initiatives was a part of the main event as kitchen support partners and sent its’ finest students to work with all the celebrity chefs at the event.


There were 3 main sections of the event which included: The Culinary Grind (Master Classes by Celebrity Chefs), The Sipping Turf (Wine & Spirit Workshops) & the Exhibition; where all the top leading manufacturer & restaurants setup stalls for visitors.
The league of extraordinary chefs with whom the IICA students worked with  included Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapoor, Ranveer Brar, Sara Todd - contestant Master Chef Australia, Chef Saransh Goila, Chef Nishant Choubey, Chef Anahita Dhondia, Chef Kishi Arora, Chef Manish Mehrortra,

"IICA is very lucky to be associated with such great culinary events and being recognized for all the good work which is just not possible without the tremendous hard work of our dedicated team of chefs and students." - Mr. Arjun S Datta (COO, IICA)

 

The Event

The event proved to be a great blatform where the food lovers met their favorite chefs, sampled global recipes and it was quite an educational and interactive event for the people of Delhi-NCR. For many exhibitors showcasing their products from different regions of the world, it was an excellent opportunity to meet their potentional buyers directly and create a brand-awareness. 

Master Chef Vikas Khanna also launched his latest book “World Feasts” at the event, which was very well appreciated by all the attendees as well.
“This country loves food. There could be nothing better than being on a common platform with celebrity chefs and bring global flavors together in celebration of food” said Chef Vikas Khanna. 

The Organizers;Mr. Pawan & Mrs. Kavneet Sahni who lead the initiative recieved an extreemely good response by one and all, it is said that the young & dynamic duo will return to Gurgaon next year and give all the food lovers of the Millenium City more reasons to celebrate good food & wine. 

 

Students Get First hand Interaction 

 “We never expected to ever be able to

Interact with such professionals

in the field of hospitality & culinary arts,

I am so thankful for being able to

be a part of this experience,”

said Nitika, Student, IICA

Needless to say, all the students thoroughly enjoyed the event and found it highly educational and also inspiring to come face to face with all their favorite celebrity chefs and cook with them.

 

 

 

 

  Arjun S Datta

999-9908620

arjundatta@chefiica.com

For more information on the event:

 

www.chefiica.com 

IICA Team makes Worlds Largest CakeWorld Toilet Day

19th November 2014, New DelhiThe IICA team of chefs & students amazed the audience yet again, by producing a world record in a span of 2 days. This time last year, the team of passionate chefs created a 250kg cake on the occassion of World Toilet Day. This year, our team of chefs were given the task to break the current world record for the largest cake in the shape of a toilet.With no surprise, the record was created at 700kgs of Sponge, Chocolate, Fruit and Cream..!! Trully a Tasty Bite.The event was featured by many news channels and media, and highly appreciated by the visitors. We have listed below the various links where the cake was featured Links: ·         HINDUSTAN TIMES http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/AV-India/Now-a-giant-toilet-shaped-cake-to-raise-awareness-on-World-Toilet-Day/Article2-1288221.aspx        ZEE NEWShttp://www.iamin.in/en/new-delhi/news/giant-toilet-shape-cake-designed-indian-chefs-eying-world-record-46592ECONOMIC TIMES http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-11-19/news/56265421_1_sulabh-international-world-toilet-day-satish-upadhyay 

SULA WINE TASTING SESSION

On September 09th 2014, IICA organized a Wine appreciation class for its gastronomy students by the biggest supplier of Indian wines SULA. The class was conducted by Sula sommelier Mr. Mukesh, Assistant Manager, Sula Wines.

It was a fun, interactive and informative way to start off the week .The Tasting session with expert comments from the Expert Mr. Mukesh of Sula Wines made it all the more worthwhile.

 

The study of wine has recently become more popular with people showing interest in wine has increased considerably. Wine culture is finding its takers, especially among the youth. "The availability has also improved because more vineyards in India are producing wines.

 

Not surprisingly wine tasting clubs and institutes in the city are on a high which makes it all the more important for chefs to understand wine making ,the  science & its appreciation .Students often find themselves in dilemma between Red or White as they slowly discover the concept of fine dining and wining.

 

This session certainly clarified all their doubts and queries on how , what , why and which wine for the purpose suited .

The EVENT

The session included the history of Sula wines,

the process by which different wines are prepared.

The technique that enhances their flavors,

Different types of wines were focused upon.

The session also included the tasting

Techniques by which a wine can be accurately

 

Interpreted and understood.

 

The structure of a wine is directly related to where

The grapes have grown and yet we can adjust our

Perception of this structure depending of what type

Of food we eat with it. Many of the interactions of

Wine and food are genuinely surprising but all will be

Useful in both personal and professional life.

Attention was also paid to optimum storage conditions,

How to identify a faulted wine and 'read' a wine label

And how to serve wine at its best.

 

The session focused on the many elements that influence

The health and quality of the wine. What makes a wine?

Unique? The origin, climate, weather, site, altitude, aspect,

Soil, and vine; all play their part.

 

The method of fermentation, temperature control, size of cask, type of oak, whether to fine and filter, what closure to use – cork, screw cap or glass.

 

STUDENT SPEAK

 

Seeing the explosion of interest in wine our students were definitely high on the knowledge and health benefits they got to learn from the session.

 

“We got to taste 3 kinds of different wine and the amount of knowledge the session has provided us with is incredible and appreciated”, said Adnan Ariff, student, IICA.

 

Students of IICA look forward to be a part of many such sessions.

 

The event was hosted keeping in mind the young students who are not eligible to drink and are below 25 years of age. Only students 25 years and above were allowed to taste.

 

 

IICA BAKERY PLUSONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL FOOD ENTUSIASTS

IICA Launches "IICA BAKERY PLUS " where you can order sinful desserts to fresh breads made everyday to order.

We have cakes designed for every occassion from , a birthday bash to a baby shower or just a get together ,We at IICA BAKERY PLUS make sure your gathering are a hit.

You can even customise our baked goods as per your choice and requirement.

Each product is handmade and baked to perfection to make you taste nuthing but the best.

MENU

 

CAKES (PER KG)

IICA BAKERY PLUS

OPERA

 

1260

BLACK FOREST

 

840

WHITE FOREST

 

840

FRUIT GATEAUX

 

840

RED VELVET

 

1260

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE

 

840

PINNEAPPLE

 

840

 

TEA CAKES (800GMS)

IICA

APPLE WALNUT

420

PINNEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN

420

COCONUT BANANA

420

CHOCOLATE WALNUT

420

FRUIT CAKE

420

 

 

CUPCAKES

IICA

Red velvet

 

70

OREO

70

CARAMEL

70

MINT

70

NUTELLA

70

PEANUT  BUTTER

70

HONEY & CHAI

70

STRAWBERRY

70

BANANA & TOFFEE

70

LEMON CURD

70

COFFEE

70

 

MUFFINS

IICA

CHOCO CHIP

30

VANILLA

30

BLUEBERRY

30

CHOCOLATE

30

 

 

COOKIES (PER KG)

IICA

CHOCO CHIP

700

BUTTER

700

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE

700

CORNFLAKES

700

OATMEAL

700

RAISINS

700

 

PIES/QUICHES

IICA

BLUEBERRY

90

LEMON CURD

90

CHOCOLATE

90

FRUIT

90

CHICKEM QUICHE

120

HAM QUICHE

120

VEGETABLE QUICHE

100

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER -

1) VISIT THE INSTITUTE AT THE MENTIONED ADDRESS

                               OR

CALL US AT 011-26850817/99-999-08620

 

2)CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND EMAIL US .

 

3) CHOOSE YOUR METHOD OF PAYMENT AND YOUR ORDER WILL BE READY TO PICK UP.

Chef Pablo Morales, Executive Pastry Chef, The Leela GurgaonDESSERT MASTER CLASS

International Institute of Culinary Arts,New Delhi,celebrated Executive Chef Pablo Morales's visit.Chef conducted live demonstration where he showcased his expertise and knowledge.The Chef also demonstrated some important techniques, which proved beneficial to the students. He along with Chef Emilo shared their culinary experiences on how to make various scrumptious desserts. 

It was a great opportunity for our students to witness such an eminent personality from the industry to aspire them become great professional chefs.

“IICA is very lucky to have been chosen a platform and medium by which renowned chefs Such as Pablo Morales And Emilo who want to Showcase their work and also set examples for all aspiring chefs of tomorrow,” said Mr. Virender S Datta, Founder & Chairman IICA at International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi.

Chef Pablo Morales Melendrez is from Spain and has completed his studies as Pastry Technician from Gremio Pastry School. He passed his high school from Salvador de Madariaga School.He has also undergone various Bakery courses as a part of his complimentary studies.He started his career in September 2007 as an apprentice at BUBO, Carles Mampel, and Barcelona, Spain. He took up his first job with FICULS Classic Pastry Boutique in February 2009. From January 2010 to July 2010, he worked as Pastry Chef at Banquets & Groups. Hotel ME. In August 2010, he moved to I LOVE FOOD project and consultant for ABHAR Company (Pastry & Catering), Kuwait as Sous Chef of Pastry. In March 2011, he further moved to Hotel Sheraton Park Tower Luxury Collection and One O One restaurant (5th best restaurant in Great Britain 2011) London, UK where he worked as Pastry Chef till November 2012. Before joining The Leela, Gurgaon as a Executive Pastry Chef he was working at HARRODS. London, UK as Pastry Chef.

 

THE EVENT

The event was commenced by an Introduction about Chef Pablo accompanied by Chef Emilo,Which was carried out by all the esteemed guests;Chef Pablo, Chef Emilo, Mr. Virender S Datta& Mr. Arjun S Datta (COO, IICA).This was followed by a brief introduction and update of the International Institute of Culinary where Mr. Arjun S Datta,Highlighted the institutes award winning legacy and also showcasing some of its’ most recent achievements including earning its’ distinct recognition of being India’s first culinary institute to be accredited by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).

The event was then followed by a 3 hour demonstration and the students learnt desserts such as a 4 Chocolate Texture followed by Summer Tiramisu and much more with fine tricks of his trade which made our students really happy.

 

Students get first hand interaction

 All students who were a part of this event and interaction were extremely delighted to have a face to face discussion with the such a Skillful Chefs and also they were made to taste

the delicious made by chefs.

We never expected to ever be able interact with such professionals in the field of hospitality & culinary arts, I am so thankful for being able to be a part of this experience,”

said Priyanka, Student, IICA. Finally, the ceremony was concluded by a vote of thanks by Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA).


LEADING ENTREPRENEUR MR.VIKRANT BATRA VISITS IICA,NEW DELHIA true Role Model for Future Entrepreneurs


New Delhi-26th August 2014- It was a matter of great pride and honor when Mr.Vikrant Batra (leading restaurateurand entrepreneur),visited the International Institute Of Culinary Arts,New Delhi to deliver a lecture.This was given to the Institute's Culinary students and aspiring entrepreneurs.The key focus of the lecture was leadership skills and latest trends in the Hospitality Industry.Mr.Batra shared his journey from doing an MBA to taking up his family business at Batra Banquets to start his own chain of restaurants. It was definitely a lecture packed with characteristics of a true Entrepreneur like Innovative and creative Ideas, Active and Dynamic Approach, Interest and abilities, Indented outcomes and leadership behavior for our future entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurial is taking nothing and turning it into something, the relentless pursuit of opportunity without regard to the resources controlled” said Mr. Vikrant Batra. 

 “Almost all of our students are aspiring entrepreneurs and it is hence an excellent opportunity for them as well as our team of expert faculty to come face to face with a true success story and an inspiring leader such as Mr.Vikrant Batra” said Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA).Vikrant Batra is an upcoming Stalwart in the Indian F &B Industry,He opened his first Delhi Heights Restaurant in Rajouri Garden in 2009 and since then there has been no looking back for him. In 2011, he started café Delhi Heights, which currently has four outlets at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, Crosspoint, Gurgaon as well as Dlf Promenade, Vasant Kunj.The new entrant in the group is Terminus1- The global food transit, ambience mall- Vasant Kunj.

 

Students get first hand interaction

All students who were a part of this event and interaction were extremely delighted to have a face to face discussion with the such a great leader as well as Interaction with Mr.Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA) and Mr.Arjun Datta (COO, IICA).

We never expected to ever be able to Interact with such leaders in the field of Hospitality & culinary arts,I am so thankful for being able to be a part of this experience,” said Sufia Naz Hasan, Student, IICA,

Finally, the ceremony was concluded by a vote of thanks by Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA).

Whirlpool Appoints IICA as Chef & Food Consultants

On 12th May 2014, Arjun S Datta (Chief Operating Officer,IICA) signed an agreement with leading kitchen appliance manufacturer Whirlpool, In this arrangement, International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi has been appointed as a Chef & Food Consultant in Delhi & NCR with the key responsibility to enhance the experience of customers buying Whirlpools new Built-In appliances.

 

"This appointment is recognition of our professional abilities for which Whirlpool as reposed trust in fulfilling expectations of their premium consumers" said Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA)

Positive Customer Impact 

Whirlpool, a renowned brand known for producing world class domestic kitchen appliances shall now in association with International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi (IICA) enhance its’ customer experience by providing patrons of their Built In kitchen appliances the services of a professional chef from IICA for a complimentary cooking demonstration at their residence. Valued customers shall also be invited to the IICA campus for an exclusive culinary class, conducted by the IICA Chef faculty at the dedicated IICA- Whirlpool Demonstration Kitchen, fitted with the finest Whirlpool Built-In appliances  at the IICA campus in New Delhi,

In addition to this, IICA has also been appointed as research and development consultants for creating and standardizing the selected recipes that will be distributed to all Whirlpool customers who will be able to cook world class dishes designed especially for Whirlpool, using Whirlpool Built-in appliances

“This association is meant to benefit patrons of our Built In Ovens, Microwave Ovens and Built-In Coffee Machine that are imported from Europe and very versatile in its capabilities. By having a qualified chef to do a complimentary demonstration is our way of thanking them and unveiling the full range of features and options in their own kitchens”, said Rajiv Kapur, Vice President Consumer Services and New Businesses, Whirlpool of India Limited.

International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi

IICA, over a decade, has been giving consultancy services to the Hospitality Industry and providing learning opportunities to aspiring young enthusiast from all backgrounds in various aspects of Baking, Confectionary and Global Cuisine. The institute prides itself for of state of the art teaching facilities, internationally trained chefs faculty and above all a highly student friendly environment which is committed to “We Teach to Learn” a motto of the institute and the philosophy of all its’ team members.  

 

Founded in 2005, International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi , recognized by various highly reputed national and international institutions, for its diverse services to the Hospitality industry, is rated as  India’s leading most culinary institute , where learning culinary skills is not just a career choice, but also  a “way of life”

Master Chef Kunal Kapoor takes a session with IICA StudentsIICA Students experience Celebrity Chef Cooking

Thursday 20th March 2014, Certainly not any ordinary day in IICA history because one of India's finest celebrity chefs Kunal Kapoor cam to the IICA Kitchens to taken an exclusive session for our students and to impart his experience and knowledge with all of our aspiring student chefs.  The session started with a theory class where Chef Kunal Kapoor, leading to a fun filled cooking demonstration by him & needless to say, our students also got deeply involved!! It was trully ..... " CULINARY EXCELLENCE" !! On behalf of the IICA Team I would like thank Chef Kunal Kapoor for coming!! 

Chef Emaliano Di Stefano (Chef De Cuisine, Westin, Gurgaon) visits IICAMaster Chef Class - Italian Cuisine

This is to inform all IICA Students that Master Chef Emaliano Di Stefano (Chef De Cuisine, Westin Hotel Gurgaon) will be coming to the institute on Friday 7th February 2014 for an exclusive master chef class in Italian Cuisine. So come and enjoy witnessing the true art of culinary perfection; by the master chef himself. IICA Would like to Thank Westin Hotel, Gurgaon for giving us this opportunity and for helping us in trully creating Excellence in Hospitality....

KPMG Team at IICATop Management Team KPMG get the IICA Culinary Experience

At IICA, it has been a matter of great pride and privlege to share the knowledge and passion of culinary arts. Yet again the opportunity was given the institute to conduct a training program for the top management team of KPMG where the entire team visited the institute for one of kind culinary experience. 

The entire IICA faculty had custom designed a menu consisting of the finest High- Tea food items for everyone to learn and followed by a full spread to taste & enjoy.

Needless to say the event was a great sucess, and we look forward to welcoming the KPMG team to the finest culinary institute in the country. 

Leading Hotel in New Delhi appreciates IICA & Its' studentsDusit Devrana Hotel, New Delhi - Training Department writes to the Chairman of IICA

IICA is proud to have been associated with the finest hotels in the country, with an increasingly growing demand for qualified and trained chefs in the country and overseas, IICA is the only institute in the country that trains students on how to become the finest chefs. Recently one of the finest hotels in the country led by celebrated chefs (Nishant Choubey) wrote to the chairman of IICA to share their candid feedback after engaging all the IICA students for various high end events in the kitchens to prepare and present the food on these events.It gives us great pleasure and pride to share with you the exact same email sent by the Training Manager of the Dusit Devrana Hotel.  " Any culinary institute is only as good as the industry thinks it is" - Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA)

IICA Student Wins Student Chef of the YearYet another great achievement for IICA

23rd November 2013, a historic mark in the IICA legacy. Megha Agarwal, IICA student who completed her Advance Diploma in Culinary Arts (2 Year Program) from IICA in November 2013 was nominated by the institute to compete for one of the most prestigious recognitions of the year " Student Chef of the Year" at the International Chef Day Awards organized by the Indian Culinary Forum. 

 

The competiton was between 18 other highly eminent hotel management colleges where IICA student Megha Agarwal secured her 1st position by preparing a 3 course menu before the most respectable jury in the industry. 

 

Needless to say, IICA & its entire faculty is extreemely proud of Megha and her achievement and congratulates Mr. Virender S Datta (Chairman, IICA) & the faculty who trained Megha in pursuit of her dream. 

'World Toilet Day'- A Tasty Celebration by IICAIICA Faculty & Students make 250 Kg Cake

It was yet another challening and extreemely exciting 2 days in the IICA kitchens, as the team was appointed by the 'Sulabh International Society' to make a whoping 250kg Cake shaped in the form of a toilet, to mark the "World Toilet Day". Needless to say the entire team worked round the clock to meet the deadline of 48 hours to completion where the cake was to be presented at the FICCI auditorium, New Delhi on 19th Novemeber 2013. 

Led by the IICA's very own team of chefs, the students & faculty were determined to make this a true master piece. The final product not only impressed all specatators but also left everyone asking for more..

"Indeed, it is of great honor and pride to be a part of such an important event, I always feel that our passion for food must reflect in all possible avenues" said Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA), who is known to have always been in the forefront of various challenges during his 45 years career in the hospitality industry.

 

Until the next cake is baked.....we don't know what IICA might do next!!

 

 

IICA students get selected for Industrial training at WESTIN HOTEL Gurgaon

What an exciting weeks its been at the IICA kitchens, our very own IICA students who are only 2 months into there culinary program have been selected for Industrial Training at the Westin Hotel, Gurgaon & Sohna Road 

A big congratulations to all those who got selected and also a big thank you for both - Westin Hotel & Imperial Hotel New Delhi for selecting our students for this opportunity. 

 

 

IICA conducts culinary demonstrations at all IBM Offices

2nd & 3rd September 2013 proved to be a very tasty 'byte' for senior executives at IBM (Dehi & NCR); when a team of 20 students and faculty from IICA conducted over 90 culinary demonstrations at 9 different IBM offices in Delhi & NCR. Whats more; the 'non-food' industry is constantly inclining toward culinary related activities in order to engage there employees and customers. 

 

This is IICA's 2nd large scale culinary event where MNC's & BPO's like Pepsi, American Express and now IBM have taken the institute on baord to be the exclusive culinary education providers in forms of team engagement, team building and many such similar excercieses. 

Imperial Hotel - New Delhi Select IICA students for training

July Batch of 2013 students get selected for industrial training at the Imperial Hotel, Janpath, New Delhi!!

The Following Students have been selected:

Higher National Diploma

1.      Zubin Brave
2.      Vanshaj

Bakery & Patisserie
1.      Shweta Choudhary
2.      Karishma Dewan Nohwar
3.      Shreeya Dhawan

Advance Diploma in Culinary Arts
1.      Avneet Chawla
2.      Smriti Walia
3.      Ravneet Singh Johar
4.      Ved Gautam
5.      Vybhav Chandrashekar

IICA would like to congratulate all the students who have been selected for there indusrial training at the prestigious Imperial Hotel & a big thank you to Training Manager and mentor Mrs. Yuvika Gogia.

Next industrial training interviews are at the Westin Hotel, Gurgaon on 3rd Sept. 13 & 9th Sept. '13; All the best to all those who are applying!!

CULINARY COURSES at IICA get FULL House!!

IICA would like to thank all the applications that it recieved for the July Batch of 2013!! We are pleased to inform you that all the seats in our programs are full now and our admissions team is now looking to recruit for the upcoming January 2014 session

Hurry before its too late

IICA Founder gets listed as top 50 Master Chefs of India December 2012

Mr. Virender S Datta (Founder & Chairman, IICA) gets rated as one of the top 50 master chefs of India by Hospitality Biz

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