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

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.

{ 63 comments… add one }

  • amala October 1, 2011, 9:40 pm

    it is use ful ebsite

  • amala October 1, 2011, 9:44 pm

    i love eating. at the same time i love cooking.i would like to learn cooking.can u guide me?

  • divya December 30, 2011, 11:10 am

    ur recipes are very nice and i watch u in tv shows its really gud and i love watching cooking and eating too…

  • Dipti March 16, 2012, 3:20 pm

    Hello! Sir, I would like to have your recepies & some cooking Tips

  • amutha April 12, 2012, 3:07 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I’m, Amutha Suhonen, would like to purchase your cooking books.

    I’m residing in Finland,please guide me from where I can purchase your
    cook books.

    Hope to hear from.

    Best Regds
    Amutha Suhonen

  • P.Bhuvaneswari May 21, 2012, 10:36 am

    Dear Sir,

    I am one of your student(Bhaktavachalam College). Presently, working as Senior Lecturer in Arts & Science college.. I really proud to always be your student..
    Thanks for your guidance..


  • monika July 4, 2012, 2:55 pm

    dear sir

    i would like to learn cooking classes from u. so i kindly request u to
    guide me as soon as poss.

    monika elango

  • vidhya September 11, 2012, 2:33 pm

    hello sir’

    I love cooking so much. But serving My preperation to others is my pleasure. I would like to study in your institutions. But i don’t know what’s your institutions and where it is situated. can U Please HElP Me.

  • Jaikar S November 14, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Dear Sir,
    I am a big fan of your cooking recepies, i am bachelor. I have started to cook food myself very recently after watching your TV shows. I am staying in bangalore, is there any stores in bangalore which sell your cookery books, i searched many places. so please guide me..

    happy cooking;

  • Manjushree February 27, 2013, 5:33 pm

    Dear Sir,
    I’m a very big fan of you,i can tell that you are my inspiration to cook , Reali you are a great Chef.
    Your Programme in vijay tv is amazing, after watching that programme even i started to present the dish with innovation and creativity as you always say, looking forward for next Season.
    Wish you all the best sir.
    Hope to hear from
    – Regards

  • jeeva December 1, 2013, 5:20 am

    hi sir, my name is jeeva now i am doing hotel management in srm sir. my wish to become a chef can you able to guide me sir please it my kind request sir. my mobile number 7708774569

  • Md Ali March 9, 2014, 2:01 am

    Dear sir
    Indeed i want to start mini branded veg restarent so please advice me
    Sir because i dont have any experience in hotel field but i have more wish and likes please guide me hoe to sellect best cheff and cook
    Where to buy the equpments and where i get model of decaration and desining for hotel
    Please guide me sir

  • V Swetha Ramesh July 9, 2014, 5:11 pm

    U love ur dishes pls sir i need to learn frm u so send the tips

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