From the Principal's Desk


Joana Pereira e Azavedo

Gesto Porvorim, Goa

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom and true hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person.”

At Gesto we provide quality education which is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom and inculcate the culture of honouring each and every person and being hospitable.

It is truly an honour and priviledge to be the Principal of Gesto Culinary & Hospitality Academy, where hospitality aspirants are provided with unique learning opportunity appropriate for an increasingly global society. Gesto stands for excellence and continuously sets the highest standards.

We feel proud to provide quality education by equipping our students with skills, confidence and a positive approach with an all round development. Gesto is relentlessly striving to perceive and maintain academic excellence at the same time encourages the students to participate in various co curricular and extracurricular activities. An amiable environment at Gesto nurtures creativity, passion, resilience and leadership qualities among students for development of versatile personality

Everyone’s approach to learning is different. Learning doesn’t have to be completed at a designated time or in a specific format. We have introduced online

hotel management courses providing exceptional learning experience through anytime-anywhere convenience, in addition to the traditional in-campus professional hotel management courses. We have always kept pace with the changing world of technology in the field of education which eventually has enabled us to introduce the first of its kind – Online Virtual Practical labs – recorded theory and practical videos (online self-learning leadership modules).

The call of the time is to progress, not merely to move ahead. At Gesto we give our students National and International Exposure. Gesto has also partnered with the American Hospitality Academy (AHA), which is one of the most-well known and respected provider of structured training program. We work together with AHA – USA and ICCA - DUBAI to give students an international exposure. Our mission and core values of the institute are to provide the students with a strong academic background and best leadership skills.

Our students are the reason we are here and their education is our mission. We accomplish this mission through commitment, dedication and experience. Progress of an Institute depends mainly on performance of the students in academics, sports and cultural activities along with maintaining high values and ethics. I am Proud to say that our students are doing excellent in academics, sports and cultural activities with high values and ethics.

The management is highly supportive for the overall development of the students and faculty. The management takes keen interest and stands behind any such endeavour. Our Teachers are committed and dedicated for the development of the institution by imparting their knowledge and play the role of facilitator as well as role model to our students. The members of the non teaching staff are highly dedicated with total commitment towards achievement of our mission and goals.

Gesto Culinary & Hospitality Academy offers you the opportunity:

  • To secure top jobs, promotion and career success.
  • Gain valuable Qualifications International Diplomas and Higher Awards.
  • Improve your status, respect, confidence, and standard of living.

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