Recognized for thinking out of the box and renowned highly for undertaking exceptional projects, the students of Vatel Hotel and Business School, Ansal University, backed always by the support of the dean, professors and the management, took a very unique step - that of marketing their HM Institute in a rather unconventional and a unique way.
“We have two beautiful fine-dine restaurants, three kitchens and a bakery with the most modern equipment, fully loaded, air conditioned classrooms, Front Office and Housekeeping labs, a well-stocked library, excellent recreational facilities and collaboration with France’s global hospitality school – all this in a superb location. It is high time people got to know what all we are proud of” say Sarthak Vats and Samrat Puri two bright Final Year students who spearheaded the exercise of conceptualization of this marketing-oriented event, of course with the guidance of their well experienced professors and chefs.
In keeping with the doctrine that says that the best way to win a man’s heart is through his appetite, the students planned to invite a dozen-odd local food bloggers on February 7, 2020, - the ones who write enthusiastically about their gastronomic experiences and are followed by a sizeable crowd. Universally recognized as ‘persuasive media influencers’, the thought behind getting together the renowned bloggers was to re-inforce the overwhelming popularity of the Continental – Mediterranean cuisine, which for this prestigious event, was entirely planned, prepared and executed by the students of Vatel School.
EPICURE, where the Vatel School organizes its events is a training restaurant, designed specially to demonstrate etiquette, ambience and the style usually found in the upscale, fine-dine restaurants of the world. The menu started with exquisite specialities like Spinach with Ricotta Quiche and Chicken Vol-au-Vents, followed by Roasted Tomato, basil and ginger soup and a chicken-asparagus soup which, instead of being accompanied by the normal bread and butter, had mushroom and black garlic paste with toast. The main course comprised of Lamb Osso Bucco with Grilled Polenta and Roasted Broccoli and the traditionally famous Coq au Vin.
Young girls and boys dressed in their official Vatel uniforms, were eloquent and well versed in describing the dishes to the guests. “I was impressed by the style these people are looking after us with care, concern and smile” said one of the guests. “Like it always happens, we get tremendous mileage and recognition from such events, especially from this one wherein we were in the company of personalities whose blogs the general public at large reads with a great deal of enthusiasm and follows them through…Said Dr. Garima Parkash, Dean, Vatel Hotel and Tourism Business School at Ansal University. Glimpse of the meet: