From 1st to 9th of February, ALMA will be on tour in the main cities of India to carry on the educational projects started during the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World 2019. The tour aims at spreading the knowledge of the authentic Italian cuisine in India and to strengthen the precious collaboration with AIMS and IICA, two of the leading Indian Schools of Hospitality. Always important is also the collaboration with the Italian Institutions in India, the Italian Embassy of New Delhi, the Italian Consulate of Mumbai and the Chamber of Commerce of Mumbai that with the Minerva project aims to promote the knowledge of Italian cuisine. A special thanks goes also to the Neemrana Hotels who choose ALMA for the formal opening of the Italian-Indian restaurant “Kattoria” in the outstanding frame of their Heritage Resort.



The main character of this “Hospitality week” in India is the ALMA Chef Ambassador Carlo Maria Ricci, who, after a wide range of experiences around the world, is at his first experience in India.

Chef Carlo Maria Ricci

This tour is an extension and a continuation of what was built in the previous editions of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World: a common commitment in spreading italian food culture all over the world, transmiting our techniques, our respect of raw materials and traditional recipes, our will to fight italian sounding. In this context, shows and masterclass will be the occasion to return once again on the topics of ALMA Next Generation Chef, the educational project to built the professional chef of the future in the name of sustainability and food sovereignity and wellbeing with regard to consumer habits. Moreover, it represent a new chance to cooperate with AIMS and IICA, two important brand of ALMA international school network that share with us a deep passion for cuisine and higher education.
This is my first experience in India, a place I always dreamt to visit“.

The tour program is dense of important events and meeting: see the map below and the full calendar.



Saturday, 1st - Bangalore

AIMS Hospitality Week

ALMA once again in AIMS for the Hospitality Week
A day dedicated to Coffee:

  • A Round Table Conference titled “The Scope of Developing Coffee as a Culture for the Growth of Tourism and Hospitality in India”.
  • A Panel titled “Skill Development Programs to be Designed for Coffee Brewing”.
Monday, 3rd - Mumbai

ALMA & Progetto Minerva

Minerva – The Italian Hub for Education & Training,  an educational and vocational training hub created by the Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, under the aegis of the Embassy of Italy in New Delhi.
Seminar: “How to educate Next Generation Chef”, opened to students and faculties from Hospitality bachelors degree focused on italian cuisine.


Thuesday, 4th - Mumbai

Gala Dinner at Grand Hotel Hyatt

Carlo Maria Ricci will be the Chef of this Gala Dinner at Hotel Grand Hyatt – Restaurant Celini with Chef Alessandro Persico. Wine specialist of the event will be Luca Bernardini.

Wednesday, 5th - New Delhi

A Special Buffet

Chef Carlo Maria Ricci, together with Chef Leena, will participate at this special buffet organized by the Embassy of Italy addressed to some of the main protagonists of the Indian culture, with a personal show cooking. Location, the Residenza d’Italia at the Compound of the Embassy.

Thursday, 6th - New Delhi

Masterclass at IICA

The International Institute of Culinary Arts organize together with ALMA a 2-hours masterclass for over 50 students and the School faculty.
4 or 5 courses with a special focus on pastry part and a tasting session.

Friday, 7th - Neemrana

Opening of Kattoria

Event at Neemrana Resort – Formal Opening at Kattoria

For an audience composed by journalists and other istitutional guests, Chef Carlo Maria Ricci will sign a Gala Dinner togheter with Chef Rakesh Singh Negi

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