The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) was inaugurated by Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons in Noida yesterday. The institute aims to preserve, document, promote and disseminate Indian cuisine.
It is in line with the government’s commitment of creating specialized skilled manpower in the field of hospitality and promoting the research and development in Culinary Arts.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Alphons said, tourism grew tremendously in the last year for which country’s best and varied dishes have played a great role. The Minister expressed hope that the institute, which has been conceived with the guidance and suggestions of great chefs from across the world, will come out as one among the best in the world.
The ICI’s Noida campus has been built in five-acre land with a total cost of 98 crore rupees. An official release said, the institute will be a training ground to groom top-of-the-line chefs of international standards.
ICI offers various courses ranging from diploma, under graduation, post graduation to research in Culinary Arts. The graduate and postgraduate courses will start from July this academic year. The other campus was being set up in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati.