Amazing hands-on Experience with Food and the art of cooking taught at orchid learning centre
CCAPS Goa in association with Orchid Learning centre has provided a great platform for students of Parvatibai Chowgule College to gain a great skill in the field of culinary art. Food, one of the basest survival needs for human beings. In our daily life, someone who knows to cook can survive anywhere in the world. The students are tutored and trained at the Orchid Learning Centre facility. It has a spacious kitchen which can accommodate up to 15 students at a time.
It has been a very beautiful and fun experience being in the food club. We tend to complete 3 dishes per session. And we have 4 sessions a month, eventually learning around 12 dishes a month. We learn a complete three course meal, including starters , main course and desserts and beverages. For our first hands on kitchen experience, we were taught a local popular Indian dish -Paav bhaji, Aloo peanut anardana chaat, and spinach soup.
The dish tasted heavenly, and it was a great feeling to have a dish cooked by yourself. And the second session covered Singaporean noodles, dragon prawns and 5 spices vanilla rice pudding, the pudding tasted amazing.
An added advantage of the food club cooking classes is that, for a minimal fees of 1500 per month, even the ingredients and appliances are provided. Besides working, it’s a good time with friends experimenting new stuff together. Dimple ma’am of course a great tutor and a helping hand. The food club helps us learn various dishes covering up Indian, continental, Chinese and Goan cuisines. It is a great opportunity for us to add flavors to our lives and learn more about the food world.
Rohit Kumar Pathak who hails from Ranchi in Jharkhand left his home town and decided to pursue his higher education in Goa. In 2014, he joined the Chowgule college of Arts & science with his core area of study being geography. A talented individual who has participated in a number of sports activities such as cricket & badminton, he is very passionate about cooking travel & meeting new people. He has represented our college as the General Secretary of the Sports council, he is also the University representative of Chowgule College. Looking to leverage his interest in the culinary field Mr. Rohit Kumar visited the Chowgule Center for applied and Professional Studies (CCAPS) for guidance on taking advantage of his hobby of cooking. The CCAPS team counseled and informed Mr. Rohit Kumar of a cruise Culinary program which is run by us in association with the American College of Culinary & Language Arts. A scholarship, the full programme fees, worth 1.5 lakhs, was offered to students of Goa who wished to pursue a career in the culinary field. Mr. Rohit Kumar Pathak appeared for the Scholarship exam in February this year. He topped the exam and received a full scholarship for study assistance. Speaking to Mr. Rohit Kumar Pathak he said “I am Very happy and satisfied with my decision to join the culinary field. I applaud the guidance provided by CCAPS to turn my dream into a reality and I will forever be thankful to them”. “I Look forward to the future in the cruise line business and I aspire to become a sous Chef and eventually host my own cooking show on television”