The Idea to Start an Advanced Culinary Institute
For the last 20 years, I have visited and experienced cutting-edge teaching in some of the world's finest culinary institutes. During such visits, I had always nurtured an idea to start a World Class Advanced Culinary Institute for our Indian Chefs.
My close understanding of the profession, in depth knowledge of the global requirement for the culinary industry, my relentless compilation of finest training modules and the persistent passion to promote culinary learning will focus on mentoring and grooming finest professional Chefs, who will set the benchmark of culinary excellence and spearhead the future of the Food and Beverage industry. With this focus, I set out to launch the Advanced Culinary Academy to mentor and groom young Chefs who will lead the future of the culinary industry.
Dr. Chef Soundar holds Bachelor Degrees in Science,and Catering and Hotel Management, He has been certified in World Cuisine from the Culinary Institute of America.
Completed a fellowship program at the St Nicholas University, Louisiana
Certified by the World Association of Chefs (WACS)
Certified by Training House, USA as a "Catalytic Instructor Honorary Doctorate in 2011
Dr.Chef Soundararajan has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Vels University by the former President of India, Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam.
Golden Star Award in 2008 Received Golden Star Award in 2008 issued by the South India Culinary Association. This award also marked his service to the Food & Beverage industry for twenty-five years.
Best Chef of India' Award in 2008 He was awarded the 'Best Chef of India' in 2008, by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India for his contribution to the culinary fraternity in his career which spanned three decade.