Sandesh Bandekar ex ACCLA student

From a Welding Entrepreneur to a Cruise Chef

Sandesh Bandekar (of Batch 2013), who is working as a Cruise Chef aboard Regent Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Line, is living proof of how it’s never too late to switch careers. He went from studying ITI in Welding to becoming a Welder-Businessman to enrolling with us and turning into a Cruise Chef – all within a year. With the ever increasing demand supply gap in the cruise line hospitality industry, there’s an ever increasing need for Cruise Chefs. In spite of a history in a different field, we’ve helped Sandesh perform a career leap into a complete different industry by helping him achieve culinary skills, on-field experience in a 5 star resort, introducing him to various cultures and helping him earn respect. While a year ago he was in a business suffering loses, today he’s been recruited into Regret Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Line.

 Here’s what Sandesh himself has to say about how ACCLA changed his life “I decided to join ACCLA and joined. From the first day, I started learning all good things. They changed my attitude to Positive attitude. I learnt about the world, about places, which I have never heard of. ACCLA taught me the Culinary terms, then they sent me for training in a 5 star hotel and I did my 6 months training very well. And I got good respect in the hotel too. At last ACCLA put me forward for interviews… I was very scared… But I did my best and got selected on Regent Seven Seas Voyager. Now  I have completed my one contract and soon I am going for the next contract. I am very proud to be a part of ACCLA. Thanks to all staff of Kamaxi and ACCLA, to make my dream come true.”