Kitchen Tour:

At SBIHM College, visitors are treated to a comprehensive tour of the culinary facilities, featuring four distinct kitchens. Among these are two main kitchens, a Garde-Manger (Pantry), and a fully equipped Bakery. These kitchens are not just spaces for cooking, but vibrant hubs of learning and creativity.

Each kitchen is a careful blend of modern convenience and traditional charm. Despite the presence of state-of-the-art appliances like three large refrigerators in each kitchen and spacious ovens in the bakery lab, the kitchens also feature an array of traditional utensils. These utensils, thoughtfully organized, serve as a reminder of the timeless culinary techniques that form the foundation of the culinary arts.

Stepping into these kitchens, one is immediately struck by the interplay of colors and the abundance of natural light streaming in through east-facing windows. The spacious layout, measuring 12×17 feet, provides ample room for students to move around and collaborate. A central island serves as a focal point for storing appliances, ensuring easy access to necessary tools and equipment.

Moreover, the design of the kitchens prioritizes both functionality and aesthetics. Refrigerators and cabinets line one end of the kitchen, offering plenty of storage space for ingredients and supplies. At the opposite end, a utility area equipped with washing facilities, a washer, dryer, and dishwasher, ensures that the practical needs of food preparation and cleanup are met efficiently.

The tour not only showcases the physical aspects of the kitchens but also highlights the vibrant energy and sense of community that permeates these spaces. Students are encouraged to explore their creativity and hone their culinary skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. It’s not just about cooking; it’s about fostering a passion for food and instilling a sense of pride in culinary craftsmanship.

Distillery Visit:

A highlight of the educational experience at SBIHM College is the opportunity to visit the renowned Paul John Distillery in Goa. Here, students gain firsthand insight into the art and science of whisky production, as well as the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating each bottle of Paul John Single Malts.

Led by knowledgeable faculty members, students embark on a journey through the various stages of whisky production, from mashing to distillation. They witness the unique processes and techniques employed, including the use of fine copper pot stills designed to enhance the flavor profiles of the whiskies.

The distillery tour offers a sensory experience unlike any other. Students are enveloped in the rich aromas of aging whiskies as they explore the vast warehouses filled with towering barrels. Descending into underground cellars, they are immersed in an atmosphere steeped in tradition and history, gaining a newfound appreciation for the craftsmanship and dedication that defines the art of whisky making.

Thailand Visit:

As part of their academic journey, second-year students at SBIHM College embark on an international educational tour to Thailand. This immersive experience provides students with a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage and hospitality traditions of the region.

From bustling markets to historical landmarks, students traverse the diverse landscape of Thailand, immersing themselves in its vibrant culture and traditions. They visit iconic destinations such as Phuket, Bangkok, Floating Markets, the Grand Palace, Krabi, Chiang Mai, and Wat Pho, gaining valuable insights into the country’s history, cuisine, and way of life.

The Thailand tour is not just a sightseeing excursion; it’s a transformative experience that broadens students’ perspectives and deepens their understanding of global hospitality. Through interactions with local communities and participation in cultural activities, students develop valuable skills in cultural competency and cross-cultural communication, essential qualities for success in the hospitality industry.