Nitin had a penchant for cooking ever since childhood and as he grew older, his love for cooking only grew fonder.
What started with a mere passion for cooking, eventually led Nitin to pursue a three-year Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhopal followed by a two-year Kitchen Management Training at Habitat World, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. This helped him hone his expertise in this industry and geared him up to go out in the big world and follow his dreams!
And as destiny would have it there has been no turning back. He took all his challenges in positive stride and worked with some of the best properties across the globe including India Habitat Center, Iceland Water Park – Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Yum Yum Tree – a unit of Tusaj Lifestyle (New Delhi), Radisson Blu – Dwarka, Datta Hospitality Management Support Services Pvt Ltd – Hauz Khas Village (New Delhi), and The California Boulevard & Café AMPM (New Delhi).
Nitin has always been driven with a relentless perseverance to continuously upskill himself in this industry. So, he completed an array of globally recognized trainings including global Oriental restaurant trainings in London and Edinburgh, training of Thai Street Cuisine in Bangkok and Pattaya, one-month training in various Chinese restaurants in Shanghai, three weeks training in Cantonese restaurants of Hotel Holiday Inn, Hong Kong and Hotel Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong to name a few.
His expertise has been appreciated by a countless number of food critics in India as well as abroad, and he has also hosted some of the most top-notch personalities from different industries.
Some of his major projects include his collaboration with Nestle, Tippling Street, Amira Foods, Catch, Tawak, Cornitos, Shree Cements, Happy Hakka, Acacia Hotel (Goa), National Skill Development Corporation, Vivaana Culture Hotel, Retreat @ USI, Unilever, Symega, and Make My Trip to name a few!
During his celebrated trail, he has worked with Mr. Star Chen, the Director of Knorr Foods (Asia Pacific) and his exclusive recipe was published in the recipe book launched by Sabina Sehgal Saikia for Daawat Rice.
Nitin’s indispensable contributions to this industry have also been appreciated by Dr. Abdul Kalam, the Former President of India, and Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Former Prime Minister of India.
An Entrepreneurial Zeal
The trailblazing journey of Nitin did not end at just being a food connoisseur. As a true maestro, he decided to share his wisdom and expertise with the world. So, he laid the foundation stone of NPS Hospitality Services to provide premium hospitality consulting services in the country. He has also recently collaborated with the Delhi government in their recent initiative to promote Live entrepreneur interactions with young students at different government schools.
With a proficient experience of over two decades in this industry, he is currently also heading the Cook and Bake Academy which is affiliated with City & Guilds, London, United Kingdom for Diploma Certifications and Himalayan Garhwal University for Degree in Hotel Management, where the objective is to impart quality education and rigorous training to the students in the field of Culinary Arts, Bakery & Patisserie, Food & Beverage Service, Housekeeping, Front Office and management related subjects. He holds his expertise in Pan Asian, Continental, and Mediterranean cuisine.