“Pre Tokyo with Amrit Warraich” 4.11.2012
Pre Tokyo with Amrit Warraich
n Monday the 5th of November Mr. Warraich and Mr. Puser are crossing half the globe to participate in the 51st annual Georges Baptiste Cup. The George Baptiste cup is a world wide well known
French competition where young individuals from the hotel and restaurant industry compete in various service elements. This year it is held in Tokyo, Japan where Amrit Warraich was born and raised. Amrit is 20 years old and is currently studying at the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality with the hopes and aims of becoming a successful hotelier. His passion and interest in the industry, as well as his social skills have lead him to this opportunity where he will be representing our school and Switzerland. In this interview we get to know Amrit Warraichs attitude and expectations one week before the actual event.
In the Bavarian settings of the school restaurant I meet Amrit Warraich to talk and exchange thoughts about our up coming events, his to Tokyo and mine to London. He looks confidant and focused when I ask him what his expectations are. Amrit replies, “It’s going to be tough”. He thinks that he will gain a lot of experience with this journey and learn a lot. Everything from networking to being judge and criticized. Amrits goals with the trip are to: “place in the competition, eat some “real” food and hopefully see his family.” They live there but are originally from India. As soon as the topic came up Amrits eyes lit up, and even though he wont get the chance to spend enough time with them at this occasion, he gets to meet them every day during the winter break when he then goes back to Tokyo for one month. The Competition is divided into numerous segments in which Amrits skills will be tested in theory, order taking, blind wine- and liqueur degustation testing, setting up a proper table with a theme. Once...