CMR Institute of Technology recently hosted a food fest on its campus in Whitefield. There were about six stalls, each hosting a different cuisine.
The purpose of the event was to give management students a break from their routine and help them try their skills at something new.
The teams were formed based on how well each one could manage money, cook and sell the food that they had made.
The food fest drew a good response with more than 2,000 students visiting the stalls.
Students hit the stalls during tea and lunch- breaks. There were a variety of stalls to choose from and the food was enticing.
The Kerala stall served steaming hot appams, chicken curry and vegetable stew.
Another stall, called ‘Fusion Food’, served idiyappam, chicken curry, Ambur chicken biryani, gaajar ka halwa and chocolate brownies.
There were also stalls serving Hyderabadi dum biryani, Bombay biryani, gulab jamun and kheer.
Vinod Kumar, a student who tried his hand at cooking and dished out Ambur biryani, says, “Whoever thinks guys can’t cook is wrong. Cooking is my passion and I love eating as well.
The food fest turned out to be a great platform for me to exhibit my culinary skills.
The students also learnt how to manage customers and sell the food.”
Thoufiq, a student hailing from Kerala, says he misses home food but the food fest more than made up for that. “My team and I decided to sell appam and chicken curry, which is a Kerala delicacy. It was not just Keralites, but the local people too who enjoyed the food,” he adds.
Varun N, another student, manned a stall that sold idiyappam, biryani and brownies.
“We wanted to give students as many options as possible so that they have a range of items to choose from. My idea was to serve good food and practise team-building, team management and just have loads of fun,” says Varun.