Food Festival in Kovalam

The food festival in Kovalam is celebrated with much enthusiasm and exuberance for a continuous period of three days within the premises of the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology of the place. Popularly known as Fandango, the food festival is organized on a grand scale under the strict supervision of the Union Ministry of Tourism.

Representing the traditional indigenous cuisines of the state of Kerala, the food festival is an annual affair that generally begins from the 20th January of every year. Spread over the luxuriant campus of the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, the food festival attracts several tourists from far and wide to experience the lip smacking and mouth watering delicacies of the region.

The huge campus offers about ten food stalls that are named after the exotic dishes of Ethnic Kerala, Garam Masala, Biriyani, Sweets and Pastry, Seafood, Chinese, Tandoor and Tex Tex, and Continental. To add to the glitter of the unique festival of Kovalam, the organizers arrange for several programmes based on the culture of the region.

The origin of the unique food festival can be traced back to the year of 1993. The festival originally began with the aim of displaying the culinary and managerial skills of the management students of the renowned institute. However with the passage of time, the food festival in Kovalam has caught the imagination of the native population as well as the tourists. An exclusive way of satisfying one's appetite and experiencing the rich cultural ancestry of the region, the food festival has become synonymous with the beautiful place of Kovalam.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011