Lexicon IHM hosts chocolate-making workshop with Chef Danish Khan from Conrad Pune

Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management (Lexicon IHM) recently orchestrated a Chocolate-Making Workshop led by Chef Danish Khan, Executive Pastry Chef at Conrad Pune. This initiative underscores close collaboration with the Hospitality industry to ensure the students receive industry-relevant knowledge directly from seasoned professionals. the goal is to equip them with the skills necessary to seamlessly integrate into hotel environments upon graduation.

Nasir Shaikh, Group Chief Executive Officer, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, EduCrack, & EasyRecruit+, expressed, “Lexicon IHM is proud to pioneer immersive learning experiences like our recent Chocolate-Making Workshop, uniting industry expertise with student passion. By fostering innovation and hands-on skill development, we’re shaping tomorrow’s hospitality leaders, equipped to navigate and excel in an ever-evolving landscape.”

Chef Danish Khan commenced the workshop with a comprehensive overview of chocolate’s history and its diverse varieties. Participants were then immersed in practical demonstrations, gaining hands-on experience with essential techniques and specialized equipment used in chocolate crafting.

Throughout the workshop, students refined their chocolate-making abilities, learning to master tempering techniques and exploring innovative methods for embellishing chocolates with intricate designs and edible paints. They also delved into the art of filling chocolates with ganache, caramel, and dried fruits. Chef Danish explained the students about Couverture chocolate, emphasizing its higher cocoa butter content, which, when combined with proper tempering, imparts the chocolate with a glossy appearance, a firm “snap” upon breaking, and a creamy, mellow flavor.

The session was characterized by active student engagement, with participants posing questions and seeking clarification on various aspects. Chef Danish Khan’s expert guidance further enhanced their understanding and proficiency in chocolate craftsmanship.

Chef Danish Khan, Executive Pastry Chef, Conrad Pune, remarked, “Lexicon IHM provides state-of-the-art facilities that empower aspiring hoteliers to excel in their culinary journey, navigating the arena of hospitality with ease. It was a wonderful experience to teach such an interactive class. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn were truly inspiring.”

Lexicon IHM remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering a dynamic learning environment through such initiatives. These workshops not only ignite creativity but also equip students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to emerge as leaders in the ever-evolving hospitality sector. Stay tuned for more!

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