In conversation with Samir Kuckreja

About

Founded in September 2012 by Samir Kuckreja, Tasanaya has successfully executed over 70 projects. Our clients include reputed Indian and international brands in QSR, Casual Dining, Fine Dining & PBCL segments of the F&B Industry, PE/VC funds and Hospitality Technology Companies.


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Areas of Expertise and Offerings


Entry strategy for international food service chains

Start-up advisory services for food service and related concepts

Growth Strategy for small and midsized companies

Operational optimization & expansion strategy

Franchisee strategy design and development

Consultancy for institutional food service segments

Strategic alliance with technology service providers

Fund raising and investment advisory for PE/VC funds

Executive Search and People Solutions

Advises PE/VC funds and other investors on the buy/investing side

Fund raising mandates for hotels, restaurants and hospitality technology companies

Comprehensive databank, industry mapping and unique operational head hunting capabilities.

Online psychometric analytical tools and assess qualitative aspects to ensure cultural fit

People solution services work through “Design-Implementation-Validation”

Solutions in organization design, executive search, performance enhancement, brand manuals design and development and training workshops

  • "Samir Kuckreja has been working with us as a consultant for the last three years. His guidance has been invaluable in all aspects for creating the Café format restaurants which our group has sett up in New Delhi & Gurgaon. Samir has been personally involved in finalizing our Brand Architecture, Menu, Branding, Real Estate locations and internal layout planning of the restaurants. Samir’s team has also been instrumental in creating SOPs for operational management of the café."
    Parmeet Sawhney, Managing Partner
    Caffe Tonino, NCR
  • "Samir and his team assisted us by conducting a consumer study and a competitor analysis for our venture – High Ultra Lounge in Bangalore. The Tasanaya  team also helped validate our business plan in terms of financial feasibility and helped project sales, EBITDA and ROCE over a three year period. Samir helped us interview a key candidates and gave input on the organizational structure and labor cost. Overall, we had a good experience and good learning’s from working with the Tasanaya team."
    Nirupa Shankar, Director
    Brigade Hospitality, Bangalore
  • "Samir's vast experience in the FnB industry and his network helped us grow our relationships with the key brands in the industry by identifying the right value delivery opportunities. His experience as an operator helped us improve our merchant facing products as well."
    Pankaj Chaddah, Co Founder
    Zomato
  • "Samir Kuckreja worked with the eat2eat senior management team to design, optimize  and deliver on the eat2eat business strategy for the Indian market. His unparalleled expertise in the F&B industry was instrumental in the establishment of eat2eat as the leading provider of dining reservations in India. Samir’s  involvement with the company covered key aspects of our business operations, specifically in the areas of marketing, technology and branding. In addition ,it was his access and personal relationships with the senior management teams at the leading Indian hotel houses, that allowed eat2eat to be the partner of choice to top brands including ITC."
    Vikram Aggarwal, Founder & CEO
    Eat2Eat, Singapore
  • "Samir Kuckreja and the Tasanaya team worked with us to re-define and launch a causal dining restaurant in Ahmedabad to attract a younger audience. Tasanaya was actively involved in defining the new concept by providing an end-to-end solution including brand architecture, competition analysis, menu development and training. Samir’s hands-on approach, involvement in the minute details and his inputs along with his rich experience in the industry was extremely helpful for successfully launching two Amazo outlets. The Amazo team had a good experience working with Tasanaya."
    Aashna Sheth, CEO
    Amazo Bistro, Ahmedabad
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