Prof. Dr. Shefali Joshi having Doctorate of Philosophy and DHMCT is an alumnus of the 1994 batch from the Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Pune (former FCI). She has a vast experience of around 23 years, both in Industry (Taj Group of Hotels, Mumbai) as well as Academics. She has worked as Training and Placement Coordinator for almost 16 years. She has been handling subjects like Food Productions, Accommodation and Marketing Management. With her vast experience, she decided to impart some of her profound knowledge to future Hospitality Management graduates from premier and leading hospitality institute, i.e., Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management and Travel Tourism, Pune. She hopes to motivate students to become great leaders in the world of hospitality. She has also participated in various culinary based TV shows on SAAM TV in program "Aaj Kaay Special" as well as on Zee TV in "Aamhi Saare Khavayye".
Mr. Pralhad Botre is working as an Assistant Professor at Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Pune from July 2004 till now. He has around 23 years of experience in Industry and Academics. After completing his Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology from FCI Shivajinagar, Pune, he started his career as DCDP at Hotel Holiday Inn, Pune. He also worked on various cruise lines like Celebrity, Renaissance, Festival, Appolo, etc. for 7 years. During his work on Celebrity cruise line, he was awarded with "YESS Employee" award for his highly dedication and sincerity towards his profession. Currently, he is working as HOD of Food Production at D.Y. Patil IHMCT, Pune. He has also done Bachelor Degree in B.Sc. in Hotel & Tourism Management (B.Sc. HTM) and Masters in Tourism Management (MTM). He has also conducted TV show on SAAM TV "Aaj Kaay Special". He was also involved in BHMCT, B.Sc. HS, BHA Syllabus setting for SPPU and Ajinkya University for BHM Syllabus.