A diploma course in traditional Oriya cuisine
A Delhi-based Hotel Management Institute has launched a six-month course on traditional
cuisine of Orissa to promote its authentic food in the rest of the world.
The Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management (LBIIHM)
has launched the diploma course from this year. 'For the first time an academic
orientation is being provided to train students in Oriya food and beverages,' institute
director-cum-chief executive officer Kamal Kumar, who belongs to Orissa.
'The first batch will have a strength of 15 students and the classes will comprise
of both theory and practical components where students will be trained in Odia Snacks,
main course, sweets and beverages,' he said.
Describing Oriya cuisine as very healthy and delicious, Kumar said that he is trying
to build a group of Oriya-cuisine ambassadors. 'Moreover, it will be a very good
launch-pad for the students to become Oriya-food entrepreneurs' he said.
LBIIHM has tied up with the Orissa food stall at Dilli Haat for on-the-job training.
Traditional Oriya food is popular for the variety of spices used. The flavours of
both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are usually subtle and delicately spiced.