KFC Excursion 2019

September 4, 2019: The Career Development Center in collaboration with KFC (CUPOLA Pakistan Ltd), planned an excursion to KFC's Head Office and two outlets for the students of the IBA.

KFC operates as the largest international fast food chain in Pakistan with over 89 restaurants across the country. With a staff of more than 3000 people, KFC prides in having over a hundred auditory impaired employees and 300 plus female staff.

A group of 12 students along with the CDC team visited the KFC Head Office in Ocean Tower where they not only got the opportunity to meet with the CEO, Mr. Raza Pirbhai, but also caught the glimpse of their office environment on a personal level. In an interactive session, Mr. Raza, shared the story of his journey up the road when he started off only as a rider and today stands as the CEO of Pakistan chapter.

Apart from this inspirational dialogue, General Manager HR, Ms. Nida Nasir also educated our students about the demands of the dynamic corporate environment and specific traits that recruiters look out for i.e. confidence, focus and determination. Alongside these characteristics, it is also important for an individual to respect their job, no matter how big or small the task is.

After the meetup with officials, students were taken to food court and Boat Basin restaurant for an exclusive kitchen visit where they observed the flow of operations and running processes. As a bonus, they were also given the one-time opportunity to prepare the KFC's signature Zinger Burger in their kitchen with their secret recipe.

As much as this trip proved to be insightful about the day to day function of an established business, it left our students with the idea of personality development.