With Covid-19 driving the hospitality and the tourism industries to the wall in India, a pertinent question has come up, is it worth entering the hospitality industry? Should I pursue hotel management? Can I do a bartending course instead of hotel management?
Well the industry opinion is that the industry will start taking baby steps again but in 6-12 months. Even the CEO's of top Indian hotel chains are only taking an educated guess but there are no guarantees. So if you want to enter a hotel management course now, there is a high chance that the situation would have come to normal, meaning that there will be jobs out there. So if you can afford those three years of fees, and you have a passion for the industry then a hotel management course is for you as it will give you a holistic perspective of all departments in the hotel. Hotel management admissions for year 2020-21 are currently on and the colleges are giving out admission forms and brochures. So hurry up and do your research....
For those who can't afford the fees for hotel management?
For those who are looking at a faster return on investment on their education?
For those who don't have the perseverance to study for three or fours years?
A Bartending Course could be an answer.
- A Bartending course gives you exactly those skills that will help you get a job
- You can start working earlier and get a head start in your career
- You can do a degree by correspondence and spend less money
- A lot of bartenders with a bartending course background follow the same career as hotel management graduates.
The Happy High Bartending Academy,Mumbai offers a 6 week full time program for 12th pass candidates with good level of conversational English. The courses if design by industry professionals for the industry. Batch starts after the lock down is over. You can find more about the bartending institute in Ghatkopar, Mumbai here
COVID19 and the lock down has changed the way people are consuming bytes to watch their favourite series or lap up online courses on platforms like Udemy, Coursera, Upgrad etc. The Happy High Bartending Academy, Mumbai has risen to the occasion to provide online sessions for Indian bartenders and beverage professionals as much as it is curating sessions for home bartenders or the drink enthusiast.
For Indian Bartenders and hotel management students is the " 8 Spirited Days" a series of 8 online sessions covering different spirits everyday including history, drinking rituals etc. Much of the knowledge shared is not part of curriculum in hotel institutes. Participants for the sessions came from hospitality organizations like the Leela, Oberoi, ITC, Royal Caribbean, Roseate etc and also from Duty Frees of Muscat and Hyderabad. Hotel Management students from IHM Mumbai, IHM Aurangabad, Rizvi Mumbai, ITM Mumbai, Don Bosco Mumbai etc have given it a thumbs up too. It is priced at Rs 800 + GST and it includes a certificate for the participants.
'Know Your Drinks' for the home bartenders is a weekend session split over 2 days, 1 hour each. The consumers get a brief on the spirit categories, ways to drink, setting up a home bar etc. A good start to being a better party host. This is priced at Rs 499+ GST.
Details of the online courses can be found here