The Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management organized a Webinar on “Professional Values and Ethics in the Food Service Industry” for first and second year students (71 students) on 11.1.2022. Mr.G.Nanthakumar, alumnus of MCHM (batch 2001 to 2004) presently working as General Manager, Thapovan Resort, Kodaikanal, has been invited as the resource person. In his speech, he created awareness among the students about the “Professional Values and Ethics in the Food Service Industry” and he insisted on the aim of Food Service Industry is to increase profit and secure employment and the scope of ethics in the food industry in relation to food safety.

    Furthermore, he briefly elaborated the ethics and principles such as Employee Relations, Food Safety, Supplier Standards, Public Health Issues, and Consumers worried about new technologies. He added that food production is more complex than any other process and several ethical issues are raised in relation to agricultural practices and the food supply chain. Lastly, the pre-cautionary principle and framework for ethical decision-making in the food industry are highlighted for the business owner level and on the frontline.

       This program helped the students to understand the professional values and ethics in the Food Service Industry. Besides, it gave a good exposure for all the participants.