Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management

Affiliated with University of Mumbai

Academics

Chef Viswanatha K. Iyer

Consultant Chef
Food Production

Mr. V. K. Iyer has graduated in Science from the University of Kerela and has completed his Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from the premier Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai in 1980. He is one of the best hospitality, educators, having a post-graduate Diploma in Teacher’s Training, D. O. T. and D. T.S. his project on ‘Eggless Mayonnaise’, submitted as part of curriculum in teacher’s training course, won the gold medal in 1988.

Chef Iyer has worked in the industry abroad for 6 years, after which he joined IHM Mumbai in 1986 as teaching faculty in Food Production. In his vast experience of more than three decades, he has successfully designed and implemented various courses like the ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Fast Food Operations’, and ‘Niagara on the Lake (NOTL)’, to name a few.

Chef Iyer has been awarded the “Bharat Vidya Ratan Award” by International Business Council for his ‘outstanding achievements and remarkable role in the field of education’, on 22nd February 2019, at New Delhi. He is also an active member of the Western India Culinary Association (WICA)

A fantastic student mentor, he has successfully guided many students in their research projects, theme dinners, buffet assignments, chef’s competitions, etc. A hands-on professor, he has accompanied students on foreign work study- study assignments like “Travel Corporation of India- Indian Food Festival along Rhine River Cruise Lines’ and ‘The Dubai Air Show”. He has trained several of today’s illustrious chefs who have made a name for themselves in different parts of the world. He strongly believes that he is not a king but a kingmaker and his favourite quote is “Chef is always right”.