With a successful chain of bakeries to his name, several awards, and a personal reference from Adelaide’s former Lord Mayor, Michael Harbison, Nikhil Mittal’s career is not one to be easily forgotten.
Nikhil studied Certificate IV in Food Technology, Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie) and Certificate III in Food Processing (Retail Baking – Combined) at TAFE SA Regional International Centre.
“Nikhil was an excellent student who was eager to make full use of his lecturer’s industry expertise in building his own skills to fulfill his master plan of establishing a European Bakery in Chandigarh,” Sandy McClure from TAFE SA Regency International Centre said.
“He worked in a number of South Australian Hospitality establishments to give him the essential industry experience and business exposure to complement his studies.”
Nikhil’s hard work quickly paid off, as in summer of 2006 he fulfilled his dream of setting up his first European Bakery in Chandigarh, India.
One short year later and he opened a second store in Chandigarh, focusing on the production and service of fine bakery products.
In 2009 he won the All India Young Entrepreneurial Award, presented by the All Indian Achievers Foundation, and was appointed as inaugural President of the TAFE SA Alumni (India Chapter).
“Nik is a believer in giving back to the community and provides training for the youth of Chandigarh through his interactive Bakery workshops for the budding bakers of Chandigarh,” Ms McClure said.
A great ambassador for Australian education, Nikhil’s emerging career demonstrates how skills learnt in South Australia are easily applied to other environments around the world.