Ms. Thangam E. Philip

Ms. Thangam Elizabeth Philip is regarded as the pioneer of hospitality education in India. Known as the diva of hospitality industry, she was an epitome of discipline…

Ms. Shirin Batliwala

I met Ms. Shirin Batliwala in 1997, where she did a half day training session withour batch of Hotel Operations Management Trainees, we were 45 of us.

Ms. Priya Paul

I heard about the Park hotels in 1997, when I was in the final year of my Hotel Management course at IHM Mumbai.

Ms. Shatbhi Basu

Ms. Basu is a legend and has been a force to reckon with in the male-dominated industry.

Chef Monisha Bharadwaj

A lady who has shattered the glass ceiling and is ‘fabulous’ in the true sense is Chef Monisha Bharadwaj, who dons many hats.

Mrs. Krishna Arora

She was a great teacher, a community stalwart, a culinary expert and food enthusiast; Mrs. Arora was popular with her students, colleagues and associates alike.

Ms. Sujata Guin

Ms. Sujata Guin,VP Human Resources, heads the People Function for Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd (The Park), Flurys Swiss Confectionery Pvt. Ltd. and Apeejay Institute of Hospitality.

Ms. Camellia Panjabi

She has played a very important role in shaping up the Indian hospitality industry, she is not only credited with creating hotel sales and marketing but also her culinary achievements are noteworthy;

Ms. Zeba Kohli

When I joined IHM Mumbai, (Dadar Catering College) in 1994, that’s the time I used to see the Fantasie Fine Chocolates hoardings near the institute and that’s also when I heard about her.

Ms. Odette Mascarenhas

A graduate from the Dadar Catering College Ms. Odette Mascarenhas joined the Taj as a management trainee. She grew with the organization spending 18 years with them and then branched out on her own as a Management Consultant.

Ms. Bachi Daruwala

She started as an executive secretary at the Taj Hotels and was among the first to push the profession, one predominantly held by women stuck in a back office, into the limelight.

Ms. Ranju Alex

I connected with Ms. Ranju Alex, a few days ago when one of my colleagues spoke about her being a very dynamic lady, a super achiever and someone who had contributed so much to the industry.

Ms. Sonal Holland

My association with Sonal goes to IHM where she was my senior. We didn’t have much interaction though, I got in touch with her recently after seeing her work…

Ms. Avril Bayros Sule

Learning is so much easier nowadays, with the internet and information at the snap of a finger, but inspiration really comes from few. She has been one inspirational teacher to generations of hospitality professionals….

Ms. Suchitra Naidu

I met Ms. Suchitra Naidu in 2011 when she we invited  to address the then batch of The Park Management Trainees undergoing off the job training at the Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, the learming centre of The Park hotels…

Ms. Sangeeta Bahuguna

I connected with this dynamic lady after I saw an article that she had written on women chefs. I asked her if she had heard of the Indian Women in Hospitality and she replied in the affirmative. In fact she added that she was already a member, it made my day.

Ms. Shakuntala Jha

You meet some people and connect with them instantly as if you have known them for ages and you look forward to interacting with them at every possible opportunity.

Ms. Shubhada Kotibhaskar

She was one of the favourite (favouritest if rules of grammar would allow) professors at IHM Mumbai. She made us all fall in love with bakery; she was as sweet as the products she taught us to make.

Prof. Cathy A. Enz

You meet a very few people who are an authority on the work that they do. Their work is a reference for many others and they create benchmarks that others follow. One such person is Prof. Cathy Enz

Ms. Mona Chawla

This is one story that I began working on in May 2018, there wasn’t much information available except for the fact that I had heard first hand interactions of people; basically a lot of anecdotes. Now when I sat down to look for the story- I couldn’t find it on my computer, I checked my email to see if by any luck I had it there. I wasn’t that lucky which means I had to rework on the entire story.

Ms. Christine Saldanha

She was my first boss and I will remain her eternal fan. There are bosses and there are awesome leaders and she has been a great leader. She mentored us and gave a direction to how we thought; that’s important for anyone who is embarking on his or her professional journey. It sets the pace for the things to follow.

Ms. Indrani Malkani

Isn’t it wonderful to be one of the foremost, the first people to take up something unique. They become the agents of change or bring changes with them that pave paths for others to follow.

Chef Sarita Chavan

She runs a catering company and travels all over India to conduct food festivals in five star hotels. She has been in the business for over 22 years and brings with her a lot of hands on experience.