Founded in 2012 by Samir Kuckreja, Tasanaya is India’s leading boutique consulting firm
• Our clients are across food service, hotel, retail FMCG and related industries.We have successfully executed over a 100 projects for reputed Indian and international brands in QSR, casual dining, fine dining and PBCL segments of the F&B Industry; mall companies; FMCG companies; leading hospitality technology companies, F&B for institutional clients and PE/VC funds.
• Our network includes operations, finance, marketing, technology, human resources, training, quality assurance and supply chain experts.
S amir Kuckreja, Founder and CEO of Tasanaya has 29 years of operations, strategy and leadership experience in the Food Service & Hospitality Industry.
- Over 30 years of operations, strategy and leadership experience in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry.
- Past Trustee and President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), the apex body of independent and chain restaurants in India.
- Strong relationships with prominent family offices, HNI investors, domestic and international PE & VC funds
- Founding member and governing body member, National Governing Council of Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council.
- Chairman of GLEAM India, a non-profit network which provides mentorship to young leaders in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
- CEO and MD of Nirula’s Corner House Pvt. Ltd. from 2006-12. Co-investor with Navis Capital in Nirula’s, grew Nirula’s from 35 outlets in 2 cities to 85 outlets in 8 cities.
- Joint MD of MARS Hotels and Restaurants in Mumbai, India from 2004 to 2006. Company operated diverse F&B concepts and boutique hotels in Mumbai , Pune and Bangalore.
- Set up over 100 Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants in India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Bangladesh for Yum Restaurants from 2001 to 2004 as Manager Development.
- Strong relationships with HNI investors, prominent family offices, domestic and international PE and VC funds.
- Invited as an Industry Expert by leading international consulting networks- GLG, Coleman Research and Alpha Sights.
- Hotel and Restaurant Management, Cornell University; Economic Honors, St. Stephens College, Delhi University; The Doon School, Dehradun.