Capt. Rajesh Todiwan
(Master Mariner)

A Physics graduate from the KC College Mumbai, Capt. Todiwan was into sports   and was the captain of the college Cricket and Hockey teams. His love for the sea and all adventures that it offered made him join the NIPM in Chennai to undergo  his maritime studies and pre sea training. Following which VShips recruited him  as a deck cadet. He rose to the rank of Master Mariner. He has worked on all types  of tankers such as parcel chemicals, crude and product tankers etc. In his career  spanning over 24 years Capt.Todiwan has worked with many prestigious  companies to enhance and enrich his knowledge of the trade.He also understands  the importance of good coaching that helps people to deliver the best. He believesin hands-on training and delivering great performance on the shop floor than being brilliant in theory. In his own professional experience he has followed that principle and has lived his vision. He has travelled the world and seen many aspects of Hospitality and Tourism industry. The industry fascinates him, hence he wanted to create a learning centre that would give the basics of quality service education and inculcate the art of great hospitality in the trainees. He also had a vision that with the right training and guidance even the average individuals can become star performers. Spectrum Academy is his dream project.

Vibhor Rastogi

Vibhor is a graduate from Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai, which has consistently been ranked as the best college for Hotel Management in India. He was a part of the prestigious Taj Management Trainee Program where he learned the nuances of a modern commercial kitchen. He is an educationist by profession but a Chef at heart. He forayed into consulting quite early in his career which exposed him to various aspects of set-up and operations of hospitality related establishments at various geographical locations across the country. He has been a Training Consultant to Centaur Hotels, which is a subsidiary of Air India and Operational Consultant to “Comesum” chain of fast food outlets, which have their presence at major railway stations in India; many hotels such as Hotel Signature (this project was handled from inception to post launch), Meerut, Hotel Allahabad Regency, Allahabad and Hotel Siam International, New Delhi; Clubs such as AAUI, New Delhi; Educational Institutes like Hotel Craft Institute, Mumbai and New Delhi. Driven by his passion for teaching and training, he has moved from Hospitality Operations to Education.

Laxmi Todiwan

Professor, Corporate Trainer, Coach
Founder of Indian Women in Hospitality

BSc H & HA, HMCT (IHM Mumbai), BA Sociology, MTM, CHE (AHLA), Dip.T&D (ISTD), HK Management (AHLA), COPC (British Institute of Cleaning Science).

Laxmi Todiwan is a Professor, Corporate Trainer and Coach. She is the founder of IWH – Indian Women in Hospitality. She completed her Bachelors in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from IHM Mumbai. She is a Post Graduate in Training and Development from ISTD, New Delhi also earned her Masters in Tourism Management. She is a Certified Hospitality Educator from the American Hotel and Lodging Association and has acquired Cleaning Operators Proficiency Certificate from BICS, UK. She also has earned certifications in Strategic Leadership and Innovation & Change Management from Cornell University, USA.

She started her career with the Taj group of hotels, The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai and has had a successful career spanning over 2 decades. Learning and Development is close to her heart and she associates herself with Skill training projects of the government. She is a Master Trainer and has worked with American Hotel and Lodging Association and  Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council, Tourism Boards of State governments, Corporate organisations, Banks, NGOs and  CII to name a few. She has spoken at various platforms and forums such as entrepreneurship workshops for MBA colleges, International hospitality summits, the defence services and career counseling for schools and colleges.  She has hosted many functions of repute as a Master of Ceremonies and has done a series of educational programs for a television channel. She writes for hospitality journals, international websites and also for columns in the local newspapers. She is a celebrated blogger and expresses her thoughts on her website, www.theiwh.com. She was awarded the India’s top HR and Training professionals at the India Hospitality Conclave, 2019. She is an honorary advisor at Spectrum Academy.

Raj Bahadur

He is a seasoned hotelier with over three decades of experience ranging from being a chef to the Prime Minister of India to being an Executive Director of SAJ Flight Services, which is one of the largest airline catering companies in India. During his career he has worked as head of kitchens at prestigious places like the Hyderabad House in New Delhi which caters to most of the banquets hosted by the Government of India, Training Manager of one of the largest chains of Hotels undertaken by the Government of India and General Manager of Five Star Deluxe Hotels. He has to his laurels the spearheading a mega project which involved the construction and operations of a Flight Kitchen in New Delhi along with overseeing the operations of various Hotels, Resorts and Flight Kitchens under the flagship of the SAJ brand.