Jalandhar, November 9, 2019: Department of Hospitality and Tourism, DAVIET organized the Workshop on Fruit and Vegetable Carving on November 8. Chef Rajiv Ranjan, Assistant Professor, LPU was invited for the Guest Lecture.
Nitesh Thakur, HOD welcomed the Guest. The Guest in his speech, emphasized that carving skills play essential role in the Hotel Management. In his address, he said that Fruit and vegetable carving find a prominence in all parts of the world. It is not easy to make and a testimony to the skills and talents of the artisans carving it. In most cases, specialized artisans take formal training from culinary institutes and this gives them a hold on the basic techniques. The rest is up to their imagination and practice. According to him, passion to learn things by heart is most important. To achieve success in life, knowledge to learn basic and classical things by heart is needed. He also shared his journey and experiences of becoming chef. He showed some ways to cut and carve vegetables and fruits. Students showed their enthusiasm and talent by making bouquets and flowers.
Nitesh Thakur, Head of Hospitality and Tourism Department, talked about the purpose of fruit and vegetable carving. It is done to make food more attractive, more appetizing and also easier to eat. Decorating fresh, well-formed and colorful fruits and vegetables through artistic carving is by no means difficult; all it takes is concentration. According to him, creativity of mind and clarity in thoughts are necessary in carving. Carving skills also help in impressing customers.
Dr. Manoj Kumar, Principal DAVIET, in his address thanked the guest for his arrival. Award of honor was given to the Guest. He praised the HOD and the faculty members for such initiative. In his address, he motivated the students to learn everything and participate enthusiastically in all activities during college life. According to him, if one is master in his work , nobody can befool him. He ended by saying that dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.