Chef Santosh Arrives at Kathmandu Airport Thursday 25th February 2021 at 11:15am 

 For the first time in two years, Nepalese-native Chef Santosh Shah will be visiting Nepal following his success on UK’s Master Chef: The Professionals 2020. Santosh will arrive in Kathmandu Airport at 11:15am and will be greeted by the Nepal Tourism Board; the Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education; and The Voice of Chefs alongside a traditional Nepalese instrumental welcome. Santosh will be a keynote speaker at the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s 44th Annual General Meeting in Kathmandu on 5th March 2021 and will also be honoured with the PATA Personality of the Year Award on the occasion, which Chef is very much looking forward to.

During his two-month long stay, Santosh will be travelling to various places of Nepal, sourcing new ingredients and trying regional dishes as research for his upcoming cookbook. He added, I am very very excited to spend some much-needed quality time with his entire family including his mother.

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Five Delicacies Courses of Mithila Cuisine

Mithila, A community which is famous for its arts, culture and music from prehistoric times. And while talking about culture, it is always incomplete without its cuisine. The Mithila community is very rich in cuisine as well. 

Plating, Demonstration and tasting of 5 delicacies courses from Matka chia to paan of traditional cuisine of Mithila community is presented on 6th Jan,2021 at IHM college, Sathdobato, Lalitpur.

With the Dream of promoting and presenting Nepalese ethnic delicacies from every corner of one culture to another nationally and globally, “I am with Chef” started the series Taste of Nepalese Food- The Next Destination. During the festival of Tihar, “I am with chef” organized “sel ko swad”, in Dakshinkali to encourage local food sellers, which was a massive success. 

 

 

This time “I am with chef” has organized the another series “5 delicacies courses of Maithili Cuisine”, in associated with IHM College and Hospitality guides Pvt.ltd with the team of expertise Chefs Pashupati Poudel, Mahesh Shah, Satish Mahato and Bikash Dangol. The delicacies include Matka tea, taruwa, bathuwa ko soup, Mithila thali set, ghar ko aap ko achar, aalu chokha and many more.

Honorable guests, Puspa Thapa Magar (Founder President of CAN), Dhirendra Premarsi (Cultural expertise), Ajit Sah (Mithila Painting Artist), R&D Chef Sandeep Khatri’s presence raise the level of the event. Expertise of culture and cuisine have discussed and praised Mr. Surach Prasai, CEO of IHM College that the event will definitely help in revolution of ethnic Maithili Cuisine promotion, modern plating and presentation without losing the value of authenticity. 

Chef Puspa Thapa Magar stated that Maithili cuisine belongs and represents not only Maithili community but also whole Nepalese cuisine and people. 

Cultural Expertise Mr. Premarsi explained that though the Mithila community is rich in arts, music and culture from prehistoric times, the value of cuisine has always dominated.

R&D Chef Sandeep Khatri shared his research about the relationship between Malla and Mithila dynasty with the value of cultures,arts and cuisines.

CEO of IHM College, Mr Prasai tributed the event to Chef Santosh Sah for representing Nepalese cuisine in such a huge platform of Masterchef UK, Professional. And also added the revolutionary quote, “One Person, One Practice”, for promoting Nepalese cuisine.

Mohan Gajurel, General Secretary of GNCF informed that CTEVT has started the practice of teaching Nepalese Cuisine and also requested all academic and vocational institutions to start teaching ethnic cuisine of 128 diversified culture’s cuisine. 

Artist Ajit Sah, Chef Pashupati Poudel, Chef Mahesh Shah, Reporter and Singer Rupa Jha and Reporter Amrendra Yadav gave their opinion in ethnic taste with ethnic & modern plating session.

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Yomari, the taste of Nepales Food plated in MasterChef UK

नयाँ धान भित्र्याएको खुशियालीमा नेवार समुदायले आज योमरी पूर्णिमा हर्षोल्लासका साथ मनाउँदैछन्। योमरी पूर्णिमालाई योमरी पुन्हि पनि भनिन्छ। नेवार समुदायको ठूलो चाडका रूपमा मनाइने यस चाडलाई खाद्य पदार्थको रसिलो चाडको रूपमा पनि लिइन्छ। योमरी नयाँ धानबाट बनेको चामलको पीठो, चाकु र तिलबाट बनाइन्छ। योमरी बनाउन आज बिहान सबेरैदेखि घरका महिला व्यस्त हुने गर्छन्। नुहाइधुवाइ र घरमा लिपपोत गरी योमरी पकाउने प्रचलन छ।

यो पर्वलाई नेवार समुदायले पनि नवअन्नप्राशनका रुपमा समेत मनाउने गरेको संस्कृतिविद् तेजेश्वरबाबु ग्वँग बताउँछन्। योमरीमा दूधबाट बनेको खुवा र चाकु तथा तिलसमेत राखेर डल्लो बनाइन्छ। नेवार समुदायले पनि धान राख्ने भकारी वा कोठीमा पनि पूजा आराधना गरेर योमरी पूर्णिमा मनाउँछन्। गर्भवती भएका चेलीबेटीलाई गर्भमै बालकको पूर्ण स्वास्थ्यको कामना गर्दै माइतीबाट उनीहरूको घरमा तिल र चाकु भरिएको योमरी सगुन भनेर उपहार पठाउने चलन पनि छ।

Content by Chef Indra Prasad Upreti_ Pastry Executive @ IHM College

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Chef Adam and Karen Visit of Nepal

Chef Pashupati Poudel , Head – culinary depart of IHM College greats two legend chef , chef Adam kirk Moore – chefs Association certified Executive Chef ( CEC) and Chef Karen Mary Doyle , president of the Australian Culinary Federation NSW during the visit to Nepal for International Culinary Training and Development Program organized by Chef Association of Nepal – CAN in association with NTB, DFTQC, and many other organization .

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Patience and Hope leads to success

Roshan Koyee Rai  is from the district of HIMALAYA and full of Natural Beauty KHOTANG completed his higher education from his home place. After the completion of his +2 he came to Kathmandu for better career and in search of further study. He knew when he was roaming around the Kathmandu City,  ”When i see the big banner with beautiful pictures and heavy discount offers i at the moment decided to join the IHM College.

After visiting the college i was excited to know the detail information. I got a proper counselling when i was clueless regarding what to do next. Here i found my interest met with the college’s goal. IHM team provides guidence and care at its best though i do have bitter experience of punishment while not performing my task. After completion of my course i went Dubai at first.

I stayed there for around 6 months but due to my health issue i return back to Nepal. when i came i was afraid if college will help me or not but i got very positive response regarding my wish to go foreign again. And after my recovery i apply for the visa process to Saudi and was successful.

I would like to thanks entire IHM team for providing such a platform and their constant support and help for making my career  better. I would recommend anybody to join IHM college and have a bright future back at Nepal or Abroad.

 

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Some choices are life changing

A good education can change anyone, but a good mentor can change everything and I call myself lucky to get such mentors in IHM as a mother nourishes their children IHM ”It Cares” has nourished us.

Our mentors, Sir Pashupati Poudel and Sir Bikram Giri have built a very beautiful and strong foundation for us to start a successful career.

I have learned a lot from IHM in 4 months of duration which is required for a practical food and beverage industry , like basic food hygiene , HACCP which is most important , skills of cooking and ideas of plating and presenting and also many more because of which its been very easy for me in my current work . Its been 9 months since i am working here in Dubai and i am very happy for what i am doing and what i am now just, because of IHM team and all i want is to thank IHM ‘It Cares’ for this because what i am now wasn’t possible without the quality hospitality service that my college provides during my theoretical and practical classes. Thanks to IHM- College Of International Hotel Management and entire team for guiding me through my entire journey.

Nishu Singh Rayamajhi – Dubai

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Rise and shine @ IHM

Every Steps we take will lead us to the success. If our foundation is stronger, we can grow strong. And i am very proud and happy that IHM “It Cares” has given me a good base, every basic things we learn, for example washing hand before starting work, though minor it seems but it is the foremost hygiene rule of the kitchen. And i am glad that IHM has given this habit.

I have learned so much in IHM like cutting skills, basic sauces, food hygiene and safety rules, temperature variations has made my job very easy in my starting days. I am very thankful to chef Pashupati Poudel and chef Vikram for making our base very strong. It’s been a year and i can say i am satisfy and what i do, my goal is still far but i am in proces. I learned that to grow we have to move new places, gain new ideas and knowledge. Very Thankful to IHM “It Cares” and all the team of college.

Message from Sanju Rana Magar -Dubai

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Shrawan-The month of greenery

     

IHM College”It cares” successfully completed the mehendi program at college. As all the female students participated where boys enjoyed the art of mehendi by supporting the females of IHM College.  Shrawan is celebrated as the month of greenery. Specially Hindu females celebrate it buy putting green bangles , mehendi and other red attires. They keep fast every Monday  worshiping lord Shiva for whole month. Married women take keep fast for longer life of their husband and unmarried keep fast for getting good husband.

                       

The culture of keeping fast during the month of shrawan is practiced differently in different districts of Nepal. In Terai region of Nepal it is practiced by the male members as well. Those who take fast doesn’t eat meat, oninon, garlic and other non-veg dishes for whole month. At the end of the last week of shrawan they complete the fast by going BOL-BAM where there is main source of water  germination.

             

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