Wow Momo to come up with momo factory in state
Kolkata: In a major boost to the food processing and fisheries sector, Wow Momo announced setting-up of a state-of-the-art momo factory at Kasba Industrial Estate, while Anjan Chatterjee, founder of Speciality Restaurants, announced setting-up of a skill development institute to provide training in food, beverage and catering to those hailing from the lower strata of society.
A senior official of Wow Momo, who signed an MoU with the state Fisheries department, said that the momo factory will come up on a 24,000 sq metre land at Kasba Industrial Estate, with state-of-the-art technology and will deal in export of frozen momo. The official also announced his plans of opening up Bengali restaurants all over the country. It may be mentioned that Kolkata-based Wow Momo, which is celebrated as India's first and largest chain of branded momos, presently has over 130 outlets across 8 cities.
Anjan Chatterjee, who is the founder and managing director of Speciality Restaurants, signed an MoU with the state government for offering restaurant management and culinary training to the youths of the state.
"We would provide six-month skill development training, following which a major chunk of students would be recruited by us and placements would be arranged for the rest," said Mr Chatterjee, adding that the class VIII pass-outs and school drop-outs are their prime targets.
The state government will provide stipend to the students for the first three months and in the next three months, there will be paid internships. "There are students who are not able to pursue hotel management training in private institutes because of financial constraints. We want to provide training to these students," he said. After the completion of the course, a group of 20 students out of the batch of 400 would be taken to Switzerland for upscaling," he added. Chatterjee's restaurant chain across the country has 5,400 people in its payrolls and among them, 3,400 are Bengalis.