Mumbai’s Student Food Festival, Cornucopia 2018 Is Back

By Mumbai Foodie March 12, 2018

It’s been a yearly tradition for the Indian Institute of Hotel Management Catering, Technology and Applied Nutrition, Dadar (popularly known as IHM) to host their Food and Trade Fair, Cornucopia.

IHM, one of Southeast Asia’s leading Hotel Management Institutions is back with ‘Cornucopia 18’, which is their celebration of food and a display of the students’ trade skills. Last year’s Cornucopia was a rage of an event, we had a blast! 

Cornucopia 18 is taking place on the 16th (6 PM to 10PM) and 17th of March (4PM to 10PM) on the IHM college premises, Dadar and is a complete student-run affair, giving us major #throwback feels to our time in college.

While in conversation with the students organizing the event, we learnt that Cornucopia in Greek Mythology, is a symbol of plenty. While mythology contributes many versions of the story, the most popular one speaks of, is when the demigod Heracles wrestled with the river god Achelous and wrenched off one of his horns, And this food and trade fair offers a Cornucopia of pleasures!

chocolate-bombs - Cornucopia IHM

Right from the Sales, Marketing, Entertainment, Trade to the Food stalls, it’s a total exhibit of their passion, hard-work, and love for the business! We think it’s a brilliant way for students to come together and showcase their talent in the food, beverage and hospitality industry.

The buzz began on social media with their Chubby Bunny Momo challenge of stuffing your mouth with as many momos as you can. We participated in this from our office and a blast!

This year their Food and Trade Fair will be no different than the last! Sticking to their theme – A ‘World on the platter’ as last year, they are setting up about 15 food stalls. There’s something to suit everyone’s palate, from Italian pastas , Mezze Platters from the Middle East, Indian sweets like Gajrela Rolls, Japanese Ramen, Carnival Mac & Cheese balls, Nachos, Ecuadorian cuisine, Asian Stir fries, Salads,Confectioneries and a lot more.

ramen - Cornucopia IHM

The budding chefs in their final year, are extremely pumped and are putting in their all to showcase their talent and culinary skills and we really can’t wait to experience it all. 

So, who can visit Cornucopia? Anyone and everyone. You don’t need to be a

student, teacher, or even a hospitality professional. The gang over at IHM Mumbai has poured out all their love and care into putting together the fair, and they would love for you to be there.

The two days of the fair will have a symposium by the FBAI (Food Bloggers Association India) on the first day (16th March) where you will have an engaging panel discussion from 6:30 PM with chefs- Ranveer Brar, Thomas Zacharias, Prateek Sadhu, Sameer Malkani on stand-alone restaurants! 

You can spot celebrities like well-known writer, actor and poet Piyush Mishra present on the second day of the fair (we really hope he performs like last time), stand-up comedian Rohan Joshi from AIB, Chef Anahita from Soda Bottle Openerwala, Bollywood’s favourite villain Mukesh Rishi among a few.

Another aspect that’s pumping us up, are the pocket friendly prices. Make sure you try out all the dishes we recommend at each food stall with out banner!

Ingredient partners will set up shop too, like Pilsbury, Bakels, Chenab, Joy Products, T20 waters, Euro Olive Oil among others.

Last year, they had their House Keeping team set up a Flower Arrangement And Towel Art and this year they are taking things up a notch by having a stall dedicated to Bath products, like soaps, salts and more, so go visit this aesthetic too.

And of course! Team Mumbai Foodie will be covering everything live for you on both of the days, so follow our digital space on Instagram and Snapchat to see all the fun live incase you can’t attend the fest. But with all these reasons enticing us, how could you possibly say no?!


P.S.- Tag us and @cornucopiaihm on Instagram in all your food photos, videos, boomerangs you take there!


Written by Nidhi Mehra.