Chef K. thiru

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration

He is an accomplished Chef, an erudite Academician, a conversant Leader, a proficient Administrator and an eminent personality with 32 years (9 years in Industry and since 1999 on words in academics) of competence experience – both in hotel operations & academics. Scholastically, he pursued Doctorate in Food and Nutrition in 2022 from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore. His study focused on Prevalence and assessment of antecedents of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and effect of diet and lifestyle intervention among the hotel employees was undertaken. This study has very relevant theoretical and practical implications to the academic fraternity and industry professionals. He also has MBA and adorned as a Distinguished Member of the esteemed “Institute of Hospitality”, London.

His area of functional expertise include:
● Academic processes & curriculum enrichment
● Hotel & Kitchen Operations Management
● Cost Containment & Quality Assurance
● Customer Service & Special Events

He has been honoured with several awards & accolades in the field of culinary & hospitality didactics:
♦ Expert trainer for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 Culinary Competition appointed by NSDC and Ministry of Skill Development.
♦ He received “IRSSM- 2021 Highly Commended Award” For the paper: Brand Verdict in Non-Profit Social Service Organizations: The Effects of Brand Evidence, Brand Satisfaction and Behavioral Intention, Sponsored by the Journal of Service Management.
♦ He received the “Best Principal Award 2020” at Global Education Skills MSME & Entrepreneurship Summit Leadership Award on 5th Sep 2020 from International Chamber for Service Industry.
♦ He is the recipient of “Outstanding Achiever Award 2019” for his immense contribution in the field of Culinary Arts by ‘Indian Federation of Culinary Associations’.
♦ He is conferred with the “Culinary Educator of the Year 2018 Award” – jointly by esteemed Epicurus Hospitality & Telangana State Tourism, Hyderabad.
♦ He is bestowed with the prestigious “Cochran Fellowship Program in Culinary Arts” in the year 2016 by “United States – Department of Agriculture”and have the honour of associating with various food related diligences in California, San Francisco, Alabama, Atlanta, Tennessee and New-York.
♦ He was awarded as the “Best Culinary Educator of the Year 2016 – 17” by “Indian Federation of Culinary Associations” and “World Association of Chefs’ Societies”, Paris.

Contributions to the growth and development of WGSHA as a Leader WGSHA has received the prestigious global accreditation from the following.
● “World Association of Chef’s Societies” (WACS) 2019
● “Indian Federation of Culinary Association” for providing relent-less quality hospitality & culinary education” (IFCA) 2019.
● WGSHA has been accredited by the Hotel Schools of Distinction, USA (HSD) in the year 2021 What makes this recognition more special is the fact that WGSHA is the only hospitality school in Asia-Pacific region to be so recognised—and only the 9th in the world.

● He is instrumental in launching 2 new, unique & first-of-its-kind master’s programs this year. They are:
❖ “M.A in Indian Cuisine & Food Culture”
❖ “Master of Hotel Management”

● He has contributed & facilitated some great milestones & best practices at Institute, like:
❖ Outcome Based Education
❖ Innovative research
❖ Alumni Mentorship Programme
❖ Curriculum Conclave
❖ Commercial Restaurant & Bakery Operations including
❖ Various industry-academia interface programmes & alumni virtual lecture series.

● Governing Council Member of Hotel Schools of Distinction, USA
● Governing Council Member of Tourism & Hospitality Council of India (THSC), MOT
● Core committee member of NCHM & CT, Ministry of Tourism Govt. of India
● Board Member of Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.
● Board Member of Dr. M.G.R. Educational & Research Institute, (Deemed to be University) Chennai.
● Board Member of Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Tamilnadu
● Board member of Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (RIHMCT), Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
● Board Member of AIMS School of Hospitality & Tourism, Bangalore
● Member of the Board of Studies in Hospitality Services, Nitte University , Mangalore
● Advisory committee member for India Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Bengaluru
● Member of National Skill Development Agency, MOT, India
● Member of Board of Studies of Department of Hotel Management, Christ University. Bengaluru
● Member of Board of Studies Army Institute of Hotel Management and Bangalore University North.
● Member of Board of Studies IES University, Department of Hotel Management, Bhopal, MP
● Member of Institute of Hospitality, U.K.
● Member of SKAL, Bengaluru, India