Our claim to be one of the top hotel management colleges in India got an unexpected boost this November. JSHM’s Alumni, Jigar Tikkiwala made us proud at the at the Salon Culinaire 2017.  He represented The Ritz Carlton, Doha Qatar at the Salon Culinaire 2017 Doha and finished top three in this year’s competition.

Student of BBA Hospitality Management, Jigar completed his Hospitality Management Degree in the year 2015.  He originally hails from Surat.  After completion of his internship from Grand Hyatt Mumbai and his degree, he went to the United States under J1 visa program.  He got the crucial international exposure in the US and later shifted to Doha working with one of the best hotels in the world The Ritz Carlton Doha.


The Salon Culinaire 2017 is “Hospitality Qatar’s” signature culinary showcase that celebrates gastronomic excellence and creativity. The Salon features competitions and live demonstrations dedicated to top local and international chefs to showcase their skills and artistry across various scrumptious categories.  Best of the best chefs from Doha’s culinary society showcased their talents at Salon Culinaire.  A total of 270 chefs from various hotels across Doha participated in the competition.  There were different categories of competition from live cooking to team cake making.  The jury comprised of eleven expert chefs from various countries headed by World Chefs President Thomas Gugler from Germany.

Jigar participated in the live cooking competition which is one of the toughest categories.  Jigar’s award-winning dish was Truffle Chicken Roulade with cranberry liver sauce, confit potatoes, shitake mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and baby carrots.

Jigar met the current batch of first-year students to share is industry experience so far.  The students also got chance to ask him questions related to a career in hospitality.

The JSHM family wishes all success Jigar and we are tracking his growth as a Chef with keen interest