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Vice President Naidu inaugurated Indian Culinary Institute in Tirupati Andhra Pradesh



Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Indian Culinary Institute in Tirupati Andhra Pradesh

Indian Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It is promoted by Union Ministry of Tourism.

The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) building was designed by National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC).

Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) main objective is to institutionalize mechanism to support efforts intended to preserve, document, promote and disseminate Indian Cuisine.

ICI also seeks to meet the sectoral requirement of specialists specific to Indian Cuisine and promote cuisine as a niche tourism product.

ICI will be centre of excellence that will offer structured regular programmes of study specific to culinary arts and culinary management. It will also promote research and innovation, organize demand driven certificate and diploma courses.

ICI will also document and create database specific to Indian cuisine and commission studies and survey on cuisine. It will also provide appropriate training platform at par with elite “Chef Schools” functioning in different parts of the developed world.


Currently, In India, there is no formal education specific to Indian cuisine, culinary art. Moreover, there was no regular credible institutional source at the apex level for the supply of cuisine specialists to the sector.

There was also no institutional mechanism to document and disseminate knowledge related to cuisine and gastronomy. There is also a dearth of modern training ground to groom top-of-the-line chefs of international standards.

ICI will help to remove all these drawbacks.


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