Extending beyond the walls of the classroom or rather the digital windows of today, Industrial visits contribute toward holistic student development by allowing students to learn about the current trends
in the market, the future scenario of the industry, and the new technologies that are being applied in the industry. Being a part of interactive learning, such educational visits give students a major
exposure to real working environments along with a practical perspective of a theoretical concept relevant to their domain. Industrial visits are the exact requirement that is needed to bridge the widening gap between theoretical learning and practical exposure by giving students first-hand exposure to identifying the inputs and outputs for different business operations and processes
performed at a workplace. This industrial visit to Talabat, one of the top industrial visit online food ordering brands – aimed at providing
exactly this opportunity to students.
Fortunately, one of the interactive modules that the Level 3 – Foundational students study is Business Decision Making, wherein the assignment for this year is closely connected to the working of cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens, mobile food trucks, and food catering services, etc. One of the primary requirements of the module is for students to get a feel of the environment within the food industry, understand the dynamic market trends, understand how business set-ups function, and then design a business plan within the same industry. With around 30 students from Level 3 – Foundational Program, the day was filled with fun and interactive learning. The Talabat team was extremely warm,and welcoming and walked us through their facility elucidating how they house multiple brands under their banner, how the workings of a cloud kitchen happen from the inside, the in and out of the process from the time an order is placed by a customer to when it is finally delivered by the brand, the digital insights on how Talabat ensures efficiency at every step, what the brand does to secure employee well-being and safety and the future scope with respect to digitalization for Talabat.
Being a brand that almost everyone in the UAE uses left the room filled with inquisitive students and their intriguing questions. We most certainly believe these interactions would be helpful to students in developing leadership qualities, and management skills, apart from learning about the working of an
Visiting one of the renowned cloud kitchens in the UAE was a remarkable experience. Mr. Samrat Sharma, the operations director for the MENA region at Talabat shared an understanding of the day-
to-day operations and the evolution of the business over time. He mentioned how Talabat utilizes technology to reduce the complexities of their process and make it easier to monitor the progress over a period. Sustainability is also one of the top changes that Talabat is stepping into; they grew 53 trees annually along with reducing the usage of plastics and carbon emissions by introducing sustainable packaging. Mr. Sharma explained that Talabat stands out from its competitors due to its delivery- based restaurant also known as Hybrid Kitchen. As we concluded the trip entirely, it became distinctive that making big decisions in a business creates major change in the future of the Organization