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Need for a Specialized Module for Bakery and Confectionery in Hospitality Education

ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Anand Singh Marwad, Milind Peshave | Author(s) Affiliation:
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The purpose of this research is to understand the gap between the student expectation and their career aspirations from the Industry. And the differences that the industry has while recruiting these students for jobs. The research further discusses on how the faculty teaching on the Culinary Arts program needs to balance these differences and fulfill expectations from the students and the industry. The research also suggests the probable change in the curriculum to make the student aspiration and expectation much clearer and the industry to look for students who shall fulfill exact requirement with skill and aspiration to lead. The research puts focus on the need for an elective module at the intermediate and honors level so that the student can decide and specialize in the selected area of department in culinary such as Pastry. The researcher has used questionnaires for getting the data related to the Pastry course taught across from three institutes which follow different curriculum. The data was gathered from the faculty and industry professionals using means of internet and also paper questionnaires. The students were given a separate questionnaire and the data was collected using internet and physical questionnaires.

Keywords: Student Expectations, Industry Needs, Elective Module

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