Hotel Management diploma
Every year, the hospitality industry needs over 2 lakhs of skilled professionals and with the Commonwealth Games just round the corner, the demand for hotel management professionals has surged up.R K Gupta, senior lecture at Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, (IHM) says that applications for short-term, skilled-based programmes have gone up by 10-15 per cent. There are four major functions in the hospitality sector. These include: Food Production, Food & Beverage Service (F&B), Front Office, and Housekeeping.
Food Production is all about cooking different kinds of cuisines, baking cakes and pies and presenting it aesthetically Food & Beverage Service (F&B), is about taking the guest’s food and drink order, ensuring that the guest is received and looked after well Front Office welcomes a guest and ensures a hassle-free stay at the hotel.
Front Office is a popular subject choice for students as there are job opportunities in this area Housekeeping ensures the guest feels at home in the hotel room Besides, the wellness industry that includes spa and fitness is becoming a popular service in hospitality and offers plenty of job opportunities in hotels, spas and health clubs.
The work a chef or managing a hotel may seem glamourous, but the working hours are long, and the job is very demanding. But it is also an industry that grooms you, polishes your communication skills and teaches you hygiene and trade skills, besides providing you with a very refined working environment, points out Gupta of IHM.