Webinar Session with Chef Vicky Ratnani: WGSHA Manipal
May 21, 2020
WGSHA organised webinar with Chef Vicky Ratnani
Manipal May 21, 2020: WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration hosted a Webinar Session by Chef Vicky Ratnani, Gourmand, Connoisseur and Celebrity Chef. The topic of the Webinar was “Essence of Culinary” and the beneficiaries of the same were students of B.H.M., B.A.C.A. & P.G.D.C.A.
The session started very well on time with an opening note by Chef Arup Dhar. This was followed by Introduction of the Chief Guest by our Principal Chef K. Thirugnanasambantham by presenting before the audience two beautiful videos showing tits and bits of the life of Chef Vicky Ratnani following which was a 50 minutes key note address by the resource person.
Having over 27 years experience in the culinary industry, Chef Vicky Ratnani is a bundle of knowledge and a seasoned Culinarian. Having 16 years of experience in various Luxury Cruise Lines across the globe, chef started off his address by saying excerpts from how he got into it during the initial stage of his professional career.
Cross cultural barriers and language barriers were few of the many difficulties Chef Ratnani faced in his days at the cruise line and hence chef explained to the audience how did he cope up with it and how he overcame it.
Starting from the very bottom of the kitchen brigade to becoming the First Indian Executive Chef of Cunard Cruise Line, his journey is a sheer amalgamation of dedication, far sightedness, perseverance, patience etc. which he explained by quoting various examples and circumstances from his career.
Chef also stressed on importance of learning various techniques, various ingredients and passing your knowledge to other chefs. He even gave some ideas about preventive maintenance and breakdown management and also gave a few tips on visual appearances of Ghar Ka Khana.
Off the many feathers to his cap, having gotten a chance to personally cater to the Former President of Republic of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela was surely one of the brightest one. Chef Vicky gave a brief insight on his experience of the same.
There was an interactive session post key note address and Chef Vicky 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.