Introduction to the food service industry in India

The basic needs of customers for food & beverages are met by the food service industry, which has been associated with lodging ever since people started travelling. People who move out of their houses for various reasons, such as job, education, business, leisure, medical treatment, sports, religion & so on, depend completely on the food service industry for their meals.
The f & b service industry in India traces its roots to the traditional community feasts & the movement of people on pilgrimage thousands of years ago. Most people were on the move primarily for preaching religion & hunting.
The development of catering in India is mainly attributed to the British, who introduced hotels & restaurants similar to the ones in Europe. They also established resorts in hill stations. The rapid development of transportation, especially the railways in the mid-ninetieth century, enabled people to move in large numbers. Refreshment rooms at railway stations & pantry cars in some of the trains were introduced.
Reputed hotels such as the Taj, the Oberoi, & the Ambassador were well established when India becomes independent. After independence, the hospitality industry grew at a faster rate.
India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) was set up in October 1966 with the objective of developing & expanding tourism infrastructure in the country & hereby promoting India as a tourist destination. ITDC succeeded in achieving its objectives by promoting the largest hotel chain in India & providing all tourist services such as accommodation, catering, transport, in-house travel agency, duty-free shopping, entertainment, publicity, consultancy & so on, under a single window.
To fulfill the growing needs of hotels, restaurants & other hospitality based industries, the Ministry of Tourism, GOI set up 21 institutes of hotel management & catering technology & 10 food craft institutes by the end of the 1980s.
The f & b sector can broadly be classified into the following two groups according to the priority given to the provision of food & beverages.
1. Primary catering sectors,
2. Secondary catering sectors
According to the profit motive following are the two groups:
1. Commercial sectors,
2. Welfare sectors
Mumbai College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology is one of the top most colleges in Maharashtra running degree, diploma, post graduation courses etc. The students from this institute not only introduced professionalism in the industry but some of them also started their own business. The hotel management programme imparts adequate knowledge & training in the core operational & managerial areas of the hospitality industry. This makes the students understand the environment & execute their job professionally. The students, who become entrepreneurs run the business confidently, create job opportunities & contribute to the society.

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