Sunday, 5 June 2016

Culinary Management vs. Culinary Art

Culinary Management
Culinary management works behind the scenes and manages the kitchen, venue and facility. Culinary managers take care of daily tasks of dining establishments including kitchen management, working with chefs to create an array of menu options, promoting good customer relations, managing supplies in the kitchen and overseeing general upkeep of the restaurant.
This programme covers restaurant management and culinary business. Students here also study about:
Contemporary/Modern Cuisine
Being up-to-date with latest food trends is of utmost importance, in order to manage a restaurant successfully. This subject gives extensive awareness about the emerging trends in cooking and provides better understanding of fine dining.
Managing Dining Rooms
Dining room operations have various aspects, hence, students are trained on how to manage this room efficiently. And this includes managing the chefs, servers, and the rest of the staff working in the dining & kitchen area. This not only teaches students to work best with available resources but also generates capabilities to obtain bigger profits.
Management of Food Service
This is where one learns to manage food costing and other relevant areas of food service. By learning good strategies, the students are able to rise above all the challenges related to food service management.
For a profitable food business, students are given some knowledge of accounting. As a culinary management degree holder, there's a chance that restaurants may give the task of handling taxes and balancing the books. Hence, this is one of the important skill to learn.
Culinary Arts
Culinary art is an exciting field and can prove to be a very successful career. Food is something that draws the love and appreciation of every person. It is something that adds soul in everyday life. Culinary art gives a wide spectrum where students can concentrate on cooking delectable meals, creating new recipes, and making luscious fancy desserts. It’s all about being innovative and offering ‘amazing’ on the table.
This field is deemed to be both science and art. It’s a multi-faceted turf, allowing students to test and enhance their cooking skills and most importantly, learn to acknowledge the trend and immerse in it.  When it comes to culinary arts cooking curriculums, there are courses designed for students to acquire a certificate/degree in this field. The programs help students to develop their cooking talents and boost their passion, in order to create a successful career out of it.
There are many careers to explore after earning a culinary arts degree:
  • Chef (private, executive, or fine dining)
  • Baker
  • Desserts or pastry chef
  • Food and beverage director
Eventually, be it culinary management or art, both field offers loads of benefits for students who would like to delve into the art and science of food preparation and other relevant areas. Both careers will never go out of fashion, seeing the trend of rising dining & cuisine industry. The best piece of advice for students looking up to make a great career in either of these – ‘join a good institute’. As an institute can have a great impact on culinary career.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hospitality Internship Programme in USA

Vira International is a renowned name in the hospitality recruitment industry globally, with over 40 years of experience in the business. We have upheld our reputation for providing honest advice and unparalleled services.
Our Hospitality Internship Programme in USA, is a huge opportunity for all those applicants who wish not only to enhance their career but also to gain a remarkable experience in the finest properties around USA. We recruit interns and trainees for our prominent clients for 12 months placement on J-1 visa, around the year.
This internship will give applicants an exposure to direct their careers in their chosen fields in the Hotel Industry. They will be able to experience a new culture and will learn business and work ethics in a professional environment in USA. The applicants will gain confidence and be able to overcome challenges they experience in their career. This will certainly lead to a better understanding of International standards and the industry they will be working in. Having completed the internship, applicants will have experienced an independent working environment with a focused goal to deliver    a higher level of productivity, and thus add value to a successful professional career.
Suitable for:
Hospitality professionals with Diploma/Degree in Hotel Management and a minimum of one year’s experience in their relevant field with good English communication skills both verbal and written.
Benefits of this Programme:
A programme like this can benefit the applicants in many ways. The applicants will get a complete practical training which will allow them to develop their interpersonal skills and to keep pace with industry growth. The applicants get an opportunity to travel that enhances their cultural experience, taking them on a whole new professional journey. The programme is a great building block for a successful career in Hospitality Management.
Current opportunities available with our host companies in USA.
ClientDepartmentNo. Of Position                     
Renaissance ConcourseFood & Beverage
Culinary Arts
Front Office
Radisson OrlandoCulinary Arts5
Sheraton, FloridaCulinary Arts4
JW Marriot, TexasFront Office3
Benchmark  Hospitality TexasCulinary Arts10
La Cantera, TexasCulinary Arts40
Jackson Marriot, MississippiFront Office3
Great Wolf Lodge

Culinary Arts
Hospitality Management Trainee
Hospitality Management Trainee

Chatham Bars Inn, MassachusettsCulinary Arts10
For those applying for the first time:
Applicants selected for this programme will earn a stipend in between $1300 - $1700 per month.
Interested applicants for this program can register themselves by emailing their CV’s to
For more information visit our website .
For those who have already applied:
If you have registered for this program before, you can take part in our $100.00 referral scheme!  All you need to do is refer your friends for an Internship with La Cantera or other opportunities, and you will be eligible for $100.00**for every applicant you refer.               
Email your referral names with contact numbers or send the CV and further information to: or