Tenzing works for the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts as a Senior Manager looking after the Food & Beverage service. He has been in association with The Oberoi Group for the past 7 years including training and working in six different hotels in India.
His early schooling years were in CST Mussoorie till Class X and then graduated from Red Cross Nordic United World’s College, Norway. Throughout his early years, his desire to excel in a chosen field has taken him places and to compete with the best. He speaks over 6 different languages/dialects which includes Spanish and Norwegian. Tenzing Tashi Khangsar is one of the youngest managers at the Oberoi Group of Hotels and one of the only few young Tibetans at senior management postion in the 5 Star hospitality industry.
He started his career in the hospitality field as a STEP associate from The Trident Hotel in Chennai. STEP which stands for “Systematic Training and Educational Programme”, is offered as an undergraduate program in both Trident Hotels as well as Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. After graduating from the STEP programme, he pursued his post- graduation in Guest Service Management from Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development ( OCLD), based in New Delhi, an institute currently considered as one of the best institutes in Hospitality Management in Asia. OCLD training programme that lasts for over two years grooms an individual into a true hospitality professional. The selection process for the OCLD associate is very competitive and each year over 20,000 hotel management and managements students from India and abroad apply for 70 to 80 seats.
As a guest service management associate, Tenzing was trained in both Food & Beverage Service as well as Front Office Management. After completion of the Programme, Tenzing started working as an assistant manager in the Food & Beverage Service of Oberoi Group of Hotels. He has till date trained and worked in over 6 different Oberoi Hotels and currently works in The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla as senior manager, Food & Beverage Service.
For now, Tenzing wants to continue working within the same industry. He has plans to become a certified sommelier before venturing out to start something on his own. He is also an amateur photographer and follows it ardently as a hobby.
“The Hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India and has plenty of opportunities in its varied sectors. Anyone now with a hospitality management degree would be more likely now to get a job over someone with a Bachelor’s degree. Yes, it isn’t an easy industry where you only work for 8 hours a day and have a lot of personal time. I often land up working for over 12 hours and its hectic but the best thing is that we deal with people, and emotions. We meet and interact with people from different countries and spheres of life. Every day is a new day, a new challenge but it’s fun.
To start off working in a hotel at the assistant level, salaries aren’t very roseate and one should be prepared for the slog and challenges in the initial years. Like any other industry, it has its perks for those derserving. Many General Managers of hotels however these days earn over 45 lakhs a year. This do take a while but there are also many hospitality professionals who have become general managers in a career span of less than 10 years. “