WGSHA's 'Matsyamela' draws huge crowds

Udupi: The Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research, WGSHA, in association with Mantra Travel and Tourism Development Company, Udupi, organised a fish festival at the Malpe beach recently.

'Matsyamela 2017' saw Masters students from the Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, Manipal University, lay out an elaborate menu of various fish dishes at an extremely affordable cost. From modern burgers to local recipes, students fulfilled the needs of every visitor at the beach. They also ensured that there were options for the vegetarians as well.  Keeping in mind the importance and health benefits of eating fish, kiosks were put up explaining to the locals the importance of fish like tuna and sardines, using fish oil for cooking, mercury content in various kinds of fish and its effect on our health.

 

“Public is the best teacher’, said Chef P Valsaraj, Head, Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, and explained how the event acted as the learning platform for the students. It provided a great opportunity to improve on student’s decision making and customer handling skills, improvisation while at work, and crowd management.

The event was supported by Prof G Parvadhavardhini, Principal, WGSHA, Dr Archana Pillai, a tourism entrepreneur, and Mr Sudhesh Shetty, Proprietor, Mantra Travel and Tourism Development Company.

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