At Vedatya the curriculum is designed and delivered with a focus on real-life application. The goal is to provide students with skills and knowledge that is application oriented to be effective managers and entrepreneurs of the future. Learning to create, plan and implement an event that showcases acquired skills and knowledge in the operational context over the initial three years is the keystone module of our hospitality curriculum.
The events management module essentially provides a setting wherein the students demonstrate an ability to work in groups in a manner that deploys varying competencies including culinary skills, f&b service skills, and understanding of financial aspects, creativity and innovation and peoples skills to deliver a successful and profitable event. The core objectives before the student are ensuring high customer satisfaction and a 40% net margin. From managing costs as per the budget, to making efforts to sell the event to generate the forecasted revenue, the analytical skills, negotiation skills and business decision making attributes are truly tested.
Here are some more awesome events organized by our students.
Themed Event – It’s More Than Just a Game
The theme of this event was based on Sports, health, lifestyle and better living. The venue, which was the restaurant at Vedatya Institute, was decorated by the students, with T- Shirts that had the names of famous sports persons printed on them.
These included sportsmen from the field of Football, Golf, Cricket, Hockey, Table Tennis, Basket Ball and Motor Sports. Students had conducted a thorough market research, prior to the event and had explored the sports interests of their expected guests. Based on the findings of this research, the T Shirts and Posters of all guests’ favorite sports persons were displayed. To accentuate this theme, the venue was further decorated by the display of two massive Cricket Bats that were the size of approximately 12 feet each. There was projector screen on the venue which showcased the most exciting moments from different sports. This was further enhanced by a mini golf area, which was created for the guests who were golf lovers. The students had prepared fusion cuisine of Italian and Mexican and some French dishes like canapé five course menu was served right from appetizers to desserts. Since the theme promoted healthy living, the food was prepared almost oil, butter and fat free and was enhanced with assorted condiments. To promote the benefits of healthy antioxidants that are present in wine, hard liquor was not served at the event and it was replaced with fresh juices, mocktails and selected wines. All guests were offered a small poster of their favorite sports person, as a return gift.
Themed Event: Delhi 6, ‘Purani Dilli Ka Safar’
The event was called ‘Delhi 6’ and the ambience matched the theme perfectly – sophisticated and luxurious as though one was sitting inside the Red Fort itself and had gone back in time to the golden ages. Since people who live in Gurgaon hardly travel all the way to Old Delhi to experience the authentic traditional food of old Delhi, hence the basic idea of the team was to provide the people with the enchanting ‘Old Delhi’ experience by recreating the magic through the ambience and food. Live ‘ghazal’ performance was organized by the students which made the evening lively and memorable.
The guests were escorted inside by hostesses dressed in anarkali suits and were later served food by Vedatya Institute students. The beverages consisted of nirvana, thandai and gulabi sharbat which were extremely refreshing. The menu, keeping up with the ambience, consisted of rich and creamy Mughlai food. Some exotic dishes offered to the guests were the Kakori kebab, which is a South Asia n kebab made of finely ground mince goat meat with spices and then charcoal grilled on a skewer, the Hyderabadi Mughlai dish, Khumb shahi korma, Murg makhani, Chicken tikka kebab and Bewazni paneer tikka. All the delicacies were served with soft Indian breads and mint sauces. The desert added the final sweet tinge to the evening and it was Malpua topped with Rabri. The food was filling and extremely delicious. While leaving the guests were served with ‘Paan’. Overall the event was a great success and the students carried out the planned concept beautifully. The guests left with an experience to cherish and a satisfied palette.
Themed Events – ‘La Fiesta de Venezia’
The event was christened as ‘La Fiesta de Venezia’ and was a dinner event. The students had put in efforts to create an ‘Italian’ environment not only by décor but also through the menu that represented the land. The guests were impressed by the décor and the idea created and executed by the student body. The students had hands on experience of dealing with real guests and gave them the feel of Venice.
Themed Events – ‘Sport-o-Holic’
This dinner event had a sports theme – ‘Sport-o-Holic’; the décor and food was also selected in keeping with the theme. The cuisine was euro centric with matching drinks. The students put in efforts to create an appropriate atmosphere by having fun games which the guests thoroughly enjoyed.
To give the students a better view of their performance, Vedatya invited an industry practitioner, Mr. Tripurari (Restaurant manager) Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon. He was quite impressed by the efforts that the students had put in and shared his observations and offered suggestions to students on various aspects. The students appreciated the feedback; it helped them to understand the dynamics of this business in a better way. The management group included Kush Kapoor (GM), Sumit Kumar & Sharadha Kapoor (Marketing Manager), Nancy Chillar (HR manager), Kushagra Bakshi (Exe. Chef), Saket Dahiya (F&B Manager) & Himanshu Chikara (Finance Manager).The students did understand the importance of good planning and with the help of feedback from the Industry practitioner; they will develop their skills further.
Themed Event – Peshawari
The theme of this event was based on Peshawar and Peshawari food. Peshawar is influenced by Gandhar culture and this historic city is well recognized for the Buddha Sculptures and Gandhar Art. Peshawari cuisine is a combination of various cooking styles and techniques of South Asian continent. Beverages and cocktails were served in Peshawari style with a hint of Roohafza, Lime Cordial and Blue Curacao. The tables on the venue were embraced with green and golden coloured table cloth and a cream colored napkin.
Pre-plated food was served on brass utensils which made the ambience appear royal. The guests were served with a three course menu which included Chapli Kabab, Takseem–ul-Peshawar, Pathani Murg and Saalan Saada. These were accompanied with Pudina Naan and other Indian breads. Delicious Malpuas were served with ice creams garnished with fresh rose petals, for desserts.. The group ensured that a careful selection of all time favourite ghazals, to accentuate the atmosphere and to transcend the guest into the land of Peshawar.
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