The institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition at Bhubaneswar is the metamorphosis of Food Craft institute. This was established in the year 1973 to fulfill the crucial need for skilled manpower in different areas of Hotel industries. On upgradation in 1981, it has been providing education and training course in almost every area of the hospitality trade.
The institute is jointly sponsored by Government of India and Government of Orissa. It is headed by a Board of Governors consisting of eminent persons from government and industry. This institute is affiliated to the National Council for Hotel Management, New Delhi, which is apex body to control and conduct examination.
The Hospitality industry call, for hard work, diligence and perseverance has been rightly recognised by the institute and an effort is made to develop the right attitude and personality traits in a candidate. This enables him to meet the demands of the industry. The course presents modular objective driven training and aims at sufficing the need of specialised manpower for Hotel industry.
The Institute is quite successful in its placement prospects. Leading hotels in the country conducts campus interviews every year and many bright students have several offers to choose from . The students who have already passed out occupy responsible designation such as Junior Manager, Supervisors and skilled craftsman in Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines, Railways, Mobile catering units, Industrial canteens, Institutions, hospitals and as faculty member in training institutions. Some students have turned to be successful entrepreneurs in the service industry.
Well equipped training restaurants, Conference hall, Food Production labs model Hotel rooms, Housekeeping lab, Library Facilities,Front Office lab, Medical Facilities etc.
The Institute has a boys hostel with 140 seats and a ladies hostel with 84 seats.