WGSHA and Chef Vikas Khanna unite to promote Indian cuisine globally

This partnership aims to firmly place Indian cuisine on the global culinary map

Chef Vikas Khanna at WGSHA

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), an institution under the TMA Pai Foundation, in collaboration with renowned Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna, is embarking on an extraordinary culinary journey to preserve and celebrate the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine. In an era where food culture continually evolves, this partnership aims to firmly place Indian cuisine on the global culinary map. 

WGSHA, part of the Welcomgroup brand under the ITC Ltd. hotel division, has been at the forefront of moulding aspiring individuals into competent professionals in the hospitality industry since 1987. In a groundbreaking initiative, WGSHA established the "Centre of Indian Cuisine and Food Culture" to delve deep into the intricacies of Indian cuisine, both macro and micro. In 2021, the centre introduced the "Master of Arts in Indian Cuisine" programme, designed to foster a deep appreciation for the historical and cultural significance of Indian food. 

Chef Vikas Khanna is an alumnus of WGSHA and stands as a global ambassador of Indian cuisine. He lauded the efforts, "The Centre of Indian Cuisine and Food Culture seeks to create awareness about the profound relationship between Indian food, our history, and our culture," he added. Khanna’s unbridled passion for Indian culinary traditions and tireless efforts to elevate their status on the world stage have earned him iconic status in the culinary world. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of a culinary museum dedicated to preserving the essence of dynamic Indian cuisine. 

In collaboration with ITC, WGSHA is nurturing a new generation of hospitality professionals poised to carry forward the legacy of Indian cuisine. Through globally recognised signature dining experiences and the dedication of individuals like Chef Vikas Khanna, Indian cuisine continues to captivate and enchant food enthusiasts worldwide, showcasing the rich tapestry of traditions, flavours, and influences that have shaped it over thousands of years. 

India, with its diverse cultures and traditions, has a culinary heritage as vibrant as its history. From the majestic Himalayan peaks to the lush tropical rainforests of the south, India's sprawling 32,87,263 square kilometres encompass an ancient civilization adorned with opulent dynasties, powerful rulers, and profound historical significance. The preservation and celebration of Indian cuisine have found a new home at WGSHA, uniting tradition and innovation on a global stage.


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