Webinar Session with  Chef Yoginder Rana

April 25, 2020

Webinar Session with  Chef Yoginder Rana

April 25, 2020: WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration hosted a Webinar Session by Chef Yoginder Rana, The Cluster Director (Food and Beverage) for Accor, Phuket and a WGSHA alumnus from the 13th course BHM. The topic of the Webinar was “Career Prospects in F & B” and the beneficiaries of the above session were the students of 3rd year B.H.M. and 2nd year B.A.C.A.

The session started very well on time with an opening note by Mr. Paritosh Dabral. This was followed by Introduction of the Chief Guest by our Principal Chef K. Thirugnanasambantham following which was a 50 minutes key note address by the resource person.

Chef Yoginder Rana recalled his days in the college and shared some of the fine moments that he had during the early days of his hospitality education. Chef spoke about diversity of careers in hospitality industry like consultancy, food journalism etc. and asked the students to have an open mind and be mindful while choosing a career option. Chef gave significant amounts of information on the trending career option of Food and Beverage Revenue Analyst. He even spoke about hospitality careers in the West and bought in more clarity by quoting his own life examples. He also discussed and gave an idea about what the hospitality industry is likely to face post this COVID-19 pandemic.

Chef even emphasized on how, working with prominent brands and Michelin stars helps to create a brand value for oneself. He stressed upon taking notes regularly and how it can help in the later stage of one’s career. Chef Rana spoke about the value of grooming and gave us an overall perspective on what exactly an interviewer looks for during the recruitment process.

There was an interactive session post key note address and Chef Rana appreciated the questions asked by the students and answered all of them with his sheer knowledge and wisdom.

The session concluded on time with a Vote of thanks.