Big news from the culinary world. One of the biggest names in the industry, Vikas Khanna, was seen recently at a meet and greet event with students of Shri Ram Institute fo Hotel Management, Dehradun. Vikas Khanna is one of the few Indian chefs who has gained immense popularity not just in India, but also all over the world.
The international chef was in Dehradun where he met with the students of Shri Ram Institute fo Hotel Management and answered their questions in a Q&A session where he shared “his wisdom, experiences, and journey.”
Students from Shri Ram Institute fo Hotel Management got a once in a lifetime opportunity to ask Vikas Khanna their questions. He was asked questions about the “hospitality industry, best ways forward in today’s economic conditions and the love of food.”
Vikas Khanna opened up to the students and told them about his journey as a chef and a person. He told the students that the most important thing according to him “was hope and faith – hope that things will work out and faith in yourself.” This is good advice for everyone, but especially for aspiring students. You must always have faith in your abilities. Skills can be gained and lessons can be learned, but having the spirit and desire to succeed is something every young student must have in themselves.
Vikas Khanna also spoke about his family and how they had been a source of strength and inspiration during his tough days. “It was their faith in him, especially his mother’s, that helped him achieve great heights in life. Chef Khanna also talked about his work in several countries in the world apart from India like Bhutan and the USA, and how one was special and unique in its own ways. What made his journey special was he embraced not only teaching, but also learning from different sources – it was something that gave the chef a singular talent of bringing together an eclectic potluck that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.”
Vikas Khanna also gave out signed copies of his books to the students of Shri Ram Institute of Hotel Management, Dehradun.
Chef Khanna is a source of inspiration to young chefs all around the world. It was a dream come true for students of Shri Ram Institute of Hotel Management, Dehradun to see their idol right in front of them and ask him questions they want to be answered.
All the pictures are courtesy Shri Ram Institute of Hotel Management, Dehradun.