Under the able guidance of Chef Joseph Uttam Gomes, Team NIPS was raring to go when the event was inaugurated by Mr. Javed Khan (Minister of Disaster Management, Govt. of West Bengal) , Mr. Madan Mitra (Minister of Sports and Transport, Govt of West Bengal), Mr. Sujit Bose (Member of Legislative Assembly), Mrs. Chameli Naskar (Councilor, Ward No 1), Mr. Biswarup Dey (Jt. Secretary, Cricket Association of Bengal), Mr. Sujan Mukherjee (Jt. Secretary, Cricket Association of Bengal), Pandit Tanmoy Bose (eminent percussionist), Mr. Deep Dasgupta (ex India and Bengal cricketer) and Ms. Nusrat Jahan (Actor). Blue and white balloons were released to commemorate the occasion. Pandit Tanmoy Bose enthralled the gathering with a special piece he had created just for the evening.
Adjudicators for the event were Mr. Murthy from Limca Book of Records, Ms. Mirza Tomar from Asia Book of Records and Mr. Biswarup Roy Choudhury from India Book of Records. They announced the competition rules and the event was flagged off by Mr. Javed Khan who rang the starting bell. Chef Gomes was largely helped in this endeavor by Chef Samrat Dutta and Chef Ranabir Ray – eminent Food Production Trainers of the NIPS Group. The training that the participants underwent prior to the event involved hours and hours of practice, logistics and co-ordination, thus moulding their adherence to the 10- minute time limit.
The sheer magnitude of the whole attempt can be gauged by the usage of ingredients native to all the corners of the earth – ranging from spaghetti, Chantilly, Goan spices, sweet corn to the ever favourite choco chips!
The institute believes in the notion that excelling in academics is not enough but the students need an all-round exposure which will help them to achieve holistic development and make them industry-ready by the time they are ready to graduate. The achievement highlighted the important characteristic of teamwork: an essential ingredient for success in the Hospitality Industry. The mettle of the students was put to the sternest test through this challenge.
The end result : Achieving a mammoth figure of 188 different varieties of omelettes in 10 minutes! And all these were then donated to The Missionaries of Charity.