“Talent can’t be taught, but it can be awakened”- Wallace Stegner
And, this is what the mentors, at I.I.H.M- Bangalore, believe in. They awaken the innate talents that, these students have stored within them. They sculpt and fashion them into perfect individuals, ready to take on the world. This morphing happens at all levels of their course. It was a pleasure to see, how well their mentors have done their job.
About Pabulum :
While “Pabulum”, literally means Food in the form of nourishment & intellect, we were treated to more than just food at this fest.
Pabulum, is a food festival hosted by “International Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore”, which encompasses the true essence of what these students are taught. This is a time when the students are allowed to take control over everything, under the keen eye & guidance of their mentors. They are assessed and asked to face the challenges that are involved whilst coordinating a fest. Ergo, their motto for the fest was, “Learning through Food Fests”.
Experience at Pabulum :
Pabulum, was a masquerade ball party which was held on the 15 December 2017. The fest was solely organised by the students themselves, from invitations to the props and decorations, every aspect of the fest was segregated to a team of students who were handling it, example the cultural team, the prop team, etc. The invites were personally delivered by the students as well. Therefore, making this a very personal fest.
The fest started with gigs done by the students. They had us singing to their tunes and tapping our feet to their dance moves as well. We were then escorted to the dinner buffet, the star of the evening.
The students had, with an exquisite segregated the cuisines into 6 stalls, namely “Greenland”, “Sicily”, “Madagascar”, “Thousand Islands”, “Lankan” & “Oceanic”. They had a dessert counter as well.
What caught my fancy was this beautiful edible sculpture kept near the “Greenland” stall made out of bread which depicted the few elements of Greenland, like the Whale’s tail.
My favourites were, “Pumpkin Soup, Pasta Salad, Eggplant Parmigiana, Vegetable Lasagna & Philadelphia Cheesecake”
About I.I.H.M :
International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) came to existence in 1994 and is currently head by Dr.Suborno Bose. The institute offers globally recognized International Degree in Hospitality Management.
IIHM is one of the largest Hotel School Chain in International Hospitality Management. They currently have campuses at Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and state of the art, IIHM at KBU Bangkok.
The college can boast itself of more than 3000+ Alumni network who are working in various leading hotels across the globe.Institute collaborates with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) and University of West London UWL).
Organizer of World’s Biggest Culinary Heats “Young Chef Olympiad” with participation from over 50 Countries.
We were given a chance to have a one on one with Chef Kak and Ms. Shalini Charles, who gave us a briefing about the upcoming “Young Chef Olympiad 2018”.
Verdict : The fest was a total success with about a grand footfall of 700 + people, to experience it.
My deepest gratitude to Ms. Shalini Charles & Ms. Elizabeth Moyon, for having me over at the fest. A big thank you to their family of students, for looking after all the guests so well. Special thank you to, Ms. Chinar Chaubal & Mr.Jay for being the perfect hosts for the evening.