Coastal tourism promoted at Sea Food Fest2 min read
Malpe: A beachside Sea Food Festival was organised by students of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) at Malpe beach on September 24, with the main aim of promoting coastal tourism.
Coastal themed food was cooked and served by the students of WGSHA with the guidance of their faculty members. The menu for the evening contained a variety of Chinese, Indian and Continental dishes that included chinese fish chilly, golden fried prawns, rava fried fish with chutney, paneer/bread fruit ghee roast, grilled fish with coleslaw & fish chips.
The entire event was taken care of by the students including the decorations, music and hospitality. “Since, sea food gets rotten very soon; it was first marinated and, then, was kept under -18°C temperature”, Soumyajit Mitra, a third year student of WGSHA, and the head of the kitchen for the event told The Manipal Journal. “This event has given us great exposure, and since, events like this are organized only by the students, it is like working in the real field”, he added, talking about his experience.”The chefs & the managing team have been working for the last three days. The publicity team worked very hard to spread word about the event”, said the management in-charge, P. Valsaraj, Head of Department, Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, WGSHA.
Over 700 guests attended the event, and the crowd consisted of students and families from the region. The tickets were priced at Rs. 150, much cheaper than usual at WGSHA food fests and those who attended were appreciative of the food on offer. Mitali, a student of Department of Commerce (DOC), said, “I love both sea food and beaches. Therefore, I loved it here, at Malpe beach. With the drizzle, music and the finger-licking food, it was a perfect blend of ambience and delicacies,” said Mitali, a student of Department of Commerce (DOC), Manipal University.
Edited by Manasi Susarla