Chef Damu: First Indian to Receive PhD in Hotel Management and Catering Technology

by Kamala on July 15, 2009

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Chef_Damu Mr. K.Damodharan is the first Indian chef to receive PhD in Hotel Management and Catering Technology.

He started his career in the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corportion as Management Trainee in 1975 after completing Diploma in Hotel management and Catering Technology from Institute of Hotel Management- Taramani, Chennai. He further completed B.Com from Annamalai University, MBA from Madras University, the CHE and CHA from the EI of the “American Hotel and Motel Association”, Conference Center Management from “Cornell University”.

He stepped into teaching profession in 1986. He has headed Chennai based Asan Institute of Hotel Management, MGR Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and is presently with the Empee Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology.

He is well-known for his book ‘Damu’s Home Free Style Cooking’ in English and Tamil.

Read more about Chef Damu, from The Times of India news clip dated July 11 as pdf.

To know more about Chef Damu, visit Mr. K.Damodharan –  an internationally acclaimed chef.

Update: October 15

Here is a new assignment to Chef Damodaran from Tamil Nadu government. He has started training mid day (noon meal) meal scheme workers to provide tasty food to children. Read more from The Times of India.

Update: January o7, 2011

Chef Damu has now entered in Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Cooking Marathon — Individual’. On December 22, 2010 he has set the record by cooking 617 dishes (190 kg of food) in 24 hours, 30 minutes and 12 seconds.

Read more from World Amazing Records.

View a video clip from You Tube: Chef Damu Guinness Record Presentation.

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