Directorate of Food Craft Institute

About us

Department of Tourism : Government of Kerala





Hon. Minister for Tourism and Public Works Department

Vice Chairman

Sri. K.S. Srinivas IAS

Principal Secretary – Tourism & Fisheries

Director in Charge


Additional Secretary – Tourism

The Food Craft Institute (Kerala) Society was founded jointly by the Government of India and the Government of Kerala in 1967, at Kalamassery. This was the first Institute which was started in India. Since the Government of India identified Tourism and Hospitality as the single industry which can generate maximum jobs and career prospects, Food Craft Institutes were started in all major towns and cities all over India. The Food Craft Institute in Kerala still stands out as the most dynamic of all the Food Craft Institutes in the country with 13 centers from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram.

This Institute offers value based quality education, in all the branches of the Hospitality industry and its various courses have been a stepping stone to many young aspiring candidates who occupy top executive positions in major Hotels all around the world. The courses are of 12 months duration, with nine months class and three months Industrial Training. The training imparted in this Institute will fully equip the candidates to work in Five Star Hotels, Cruise Ships & Liners, Airlines& Air Catering, Railways, Hospitals, Industrial and Institutional Catering Companies etc, in India and abroad.

With the ever increasing popularity of Kerala as a Tourism destination globally and with the demand for more five star hotels, the Food Craft Institutes are fully geared up to equip young men and women with theoretical knowledge and practical training in the Hotel trade so that the ever increasing demand for trained professionals in the industry can be met.

The Food Craft Institute (Kerala) offers the best placement service to students, and gives an opportunity to candidates to learn with the fees subsidized by the Government. All examinations and certification is done by the Government of Kerala, and this Certificate is recognized by the Public Service Commission for appointments in all the Central and State Government service.

All Reservation and fee concessions eligible for SC/ST candidates, and other eligible candidates, including socially and educationally backward sections are provided as per Government rules from time to time.