As a part of the food and beverage service curriculum the first year students of VM Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) conducted two themed banquets.
The themes were 500-year anniversary of the Mona Lisa Painting and the 47th Annual MET Gala Awards. The banquet was planned and organised by students for 30 guests each under the guidance of professor Irfan Mirza, Gauri Patil, Charmayne D’Souza, and chefs Sebastian, Sujatha and Priti.
The banquets consisted of a four-course menu which was in a sit-down dining style. Starting with beverages and wine, the menu was carefully planned and crafted by students. The menu for the ‘500-year anniversary of the Mona Lisa Painting’ themed banquet consisted of prawn cocktail, cream of chicken soup, beef wellington with glazed carrots, sautéed broccoli and shallots and passion fruit mousse in chocolate rings.
The ‘47th Annual MET Gala Awards’ themed banquet commenced with a student explaining the theme and welcoming guests. The menu for the banquet had cream of tomato soup followed by a main course of panko fried prawns with a wasabi dip, chicken galantine with dried fruits and spinach, sautéed zucchini and cherry tomatoes and mashed potatoes, ending with the mille feuille with blueberry yoghurt cream.
The student team managed the entire banquet service right from start to end, including welcoming the guests and taking them through the menu planned to managing the service and kitchen operations.