Becoming a chef might sound cool to some. Whipping up fancy dishes at fancy restaurants and rubbing shoulders with the who’s who will surely sound glamourous. But behind all the glitz and glamour, there is a lot of hard work that goes on in the kitchen. Right from picking the right ingredients to cooking the right dish to plating it and serving it, everything needs to be perfect. And helping aspiring chefs to upskill and groom themselves is Gopi Byluppala.
Once a techie, Gopi Byluppala is now the founder-CEO of The Culinary Lounge in Jubilee Hills. After organizing some food events, Gopi progressed into bringing together aspiring and well-known chefs onto a common platform to promote healthy cooking culture. Today, his culinary studio attracts many interested in taking up cooking as a full-time profession, both from across the country and at times from other countries.
Well, after experimenting a bit with his pet project, Gopi now plans to extend his area of operations to grooming chefs-to-be. His immediate plan is to take 100 chefs so that they are taught the tricks and skills of becoming full-fledged chefs and food entrepreneurs.
Gopi feels that chefs are akin to artists and must be given due credit for making eating food a memorable experience. Equipping working chefs and aspiring chefs with managing finances, management skills, and people skills is the main objective of his latest initiative. Right now, the process of accepting applications is on, and the actual course will begin in December. As for the course, Gopi and his team have yet to come up with an appropriate name. But he is confident that his new initiative will kick-start a culinary revolution in Telangana.