Pune: The AISSMS College of Hotel Management recently celebrated its 10th annual national intercollegiate competition event Atithya 2018.
The three-day event witnessed participation of 26 enthusiasts from all over India in 12 hospitality competitions. Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (Degree), Pune was declared the winner of ‘Atithya 2018 Champions Trophy’.
The awards night for the 10th edition of Atithya was based on the hospitality reels depicting Hollywood and Bollywood movies based on this industry.
The chief guest for the award function was Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and the function was presided over by Malojiraje Chhatrapati, Kolhapur and Principal Sonali Jadhav. More than 1500 guest, participants and industry experts attended the magnificent event.
The competitions were divided into four segments i.e. culinary competitions, F&B service competitions, rooms division and team competition. Well-known colleges from cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad to name a few competed fiercely against each other to bag coveted prizes.
The competitions were designed to enhance the skills, presence of mind and industry preparedness of the students. Flame-o-logy, get set cook, best sellers, housekeeping olympiad were few of the attractions of the event.
Industry veterans like chef Sachin Joshi, Executive Chef of Vivanta by Taj, chef Navtej Sahani, proprietor of Arthurs Theme, Pune, Yogita Waghmare, Revenue Manager at Fourpoints by Sheraton, Edwerd D’Almeida, Restaurant Manager, of Westin Pune, Pankaj Kamble from Flairology, Senior Mixologist, Rohan Rege from J W Marriot, Yogesh Deshmukh, Executive Housekeeper Hyatt, Pune and Shashank Chaudhari, Executive Housekeeper, Sayaji Hotel, Pune provided invaluable inputs and expert guidance.