MBA in Hotel Management, Michigan State University ; B,Tech (Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi). Founded and operated Thakar Equipment Company, a kitchen equipment manufacturing company, for 43 years which had a pan-Indian presence and handled 2500-3000 clients. Designed kitchens with leading architects across the country, currently leveraging his considerable experience by consulting for hotels, restaurants, hospitals & educational institutions in setting up foodservice facilities.
A proven industry record spanning a decade based in Kolkata as F&B operations expert. Areas of expertise include all operational functions of F&B businesses such as Operations, Service, Cost controls and Revenue enhancement. Has successfully supported hotel and restaurant projects across India. Holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality, Green Belt - Six Sigma and a Bachelors in Tourism Studies, IGNOU.
Training & Process Expert
Extensive and Holistic experience in the People Functions. More than 12 years of experience in training functions, competency mapping, employee engagement, staffing and recruitment, manual writing, behavioral training, content design and delivery and training effectiveness. She has in the past worked with leading F&B and retail brands including Nirula’s & NIS Sparta. Have executed “people projects” for International Retail brands like Nike, Levis & Benetton. Also involved in creating Competency framework and man power planning for many new F&B and Retail chains in India.
Training & Process Consultant
A certified, result-driven training and development professional with over 4 years of experience. Impacting performance through the design of personnel training programs to achieve organizational objectives. Recognized as a tenacious problem solver focused on making training methodologies a way of life rather than processes. An effective communicator and innovative problem solver. Has been responsible for both strategic and execution work with leading retail organizations including Nike and Levi’s. Executed diverse Training and content interventions for various Retail and Hospitality Clients.
Established in 2000, Tulleeho is a provider of beverage education, training and consultancy services in India, addressing the hospitality industry, the end consumer and the hospitality student. Key areas of expertise include -Staff training, Menu Mix & Signature Recipes, Facility Planning: Under bar and Back bar placement / Equipment selection and procurement, Performance Enhancement & Wine Advisory.
Real Estate Consultant
Sanjay Sachdeva has 28 years of experience in projects management, purchase, liaising and business development. He has worked with leading organizations like Modern Food Industries, Nirula’s, Domino's Pizza and Devyani International. He has been responsible for the growth of brands including Domino's, Nirula’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee, Vaango, Nike, Apple and J Mart and most recently KWALS, IHOP and Potbelly.
Supply Chain Consultant
Manoj Paraskar has 20+ years experience in food industry with Global MNCs like Unilever Bestfoods, Yum! Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hit, Taco Bell). He has worked in Singapore in a global Supply Chain role, headed supply chain for KFC in U.K. in addition to experience in the FMCG & Restaurant business in India. Manoj is a Food Supply Chain expert & also proficient in overall business management.
Market Entry Consultant
Pratichee has 12 years experience in Strategy consulting with domain expertise in food service retail and consumer products. She has had an enriched and varied experience of working in both consulting & corporate set up. Her experience straddles across various projects involving understanding consumer behavior, estimation of market potential and demand, concept development, and preparing market entry and expansion strategies.