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The Team

NRAI Managing Committee comprises the Best restaurant brains in the business with even representation across cities and segments.

Managing Committee 2021-23:

Office Bearers

President: Kabir Suri (Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality)

Vice-President: Sagar Daryani (CEO & Co-Founder, Wow! Momo Foods Pvt Ltd)

Honorary Secretary: Aseem Grover (Director, Big Chill Cafe)

Honorary Jt. Secretary: Gauri Devidayal (Co-Founder & Director, Food Matters India)

Honorary Treasurer: Manpreet Singh (Director, KS Hotels Pvt. Ltd.)


AD Singh (Managing Director, Olive Bar & Kitchen Pvt. Ltd.)

Abhimanyu Maheshwari (Founder, Zing Restaurants Pvt Ltd), Co-Chapter Head, Kolkata

Aditya Ladsaria (Co-Founder & Director, ALP Retail Pvt. Ltd.) Chapter Head, Kolkata

Akshay Anand (Director, Ayesha Hospitality Pvt Ltd)

Amit Roy (Partner, Shilton Hospitality), Co-Chapter Head, Bengaluru

Avantika Sinha (Founder & Managing Director, Tasteshop Pvt. Ltd)

Kabir Advani (Managing Partner, Berco’s Restaurant)

Karyna Bajaj (Executive Director, KA Hospitality Pvt Ltd)

Nitin Saluja (Founder, Chaayos)

Pankil Shah (Director, Neighbourhood Hospitality Pvt Ltd)

Pranav Rungta (Director, Mint Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.), Chapter Head, Mumbai

Priyank Sukhija (Chairman, First Fiddle Hospitality), Chapter Head, Delhi

Rachel Goenka (Founder & CEO, The Chocolate Spoon Company), Chapter Head, Mumbai

Rohit Aggarwal (Director, Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd.)

Sameer Khetarpal (CEO & Managing Director Jubilant FoodWorks Limited)

Sandeep Anand Goyle (Director, Essex Farms (P) Ltd.)

Shaaz Mehmood (Partner, Olive Bar & Kitchen Pvt Ltd – Hyderabad)

Sharad Batra (Co-Founder & Director, Batra Bros Foods & Beverages Pvt Ltd)

Thomas Fenn (Partner, Mahabelly)

Varun Tuli (Managing Director, Yum Yum Cha)

Yash Bhanage (Partner, Hunger Inc Hospitality Pvt Ltd)

Zorawar Kalra (Founder & Managing Director, Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.)

Special Invitees

Nitin Nanavaty   (Proprietor, Nanavaty foods, Chapter Head, Vadodara)
Ashwin Singh   (Proprietor at Bollywood Biryani Company )
Mitesh Diyora   (Founder – Coffee King, Director, and CEO – CK F&B Pvt Ltd.)
Abhishek Bahety  (Proprietor, Shreejee Sales)
Nishit Pandey  (Senior Director – Alliance and Corporate Affairs, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.)
Rahul Agrawal  (CEO, Barbeque Nation)
Sunveer Sondhi (Founder & CEO of La Pyramid Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd.), Chapter Head, Chandigarh
Varun Khera
(Director, AVM HOTELS PVT LTD) Chapter Head, Noida
Vishal Anand (Founder & CEO, Moonshine Food Ventures LLP), Chapter Head, Gurugram
Mukesh Tolani (Co-Founder & Director, PH4 Food and Beverages Pvt Ltd), Chapter Head, Bengaluru
Japtej Singh Ahluwalia (Co-Founder & Director, Pricol Gourmet Private Limited), Chapter Head, Chennai
Chef Shankar Krishnamurthy (Director, Fusion Hospitality Private Limited & ViolaF9Gourmet Catering), Chapter Head, Hyderabad
Sampath Tummala (Owner, The Spicy Venue), Co-Chapter Head, Hyderabad
Vignesha Gurudas (Managing Director, Absolute Arusuvai), Co-Chapter Head, Chennai
Anshul Gupta (Co-Founder, Poncho Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. (Box8))
Praful Chandawarkar (Managing Director, Chiranjeev Restaurants and Foods Pvt Ltd), Chapter Head, Pune
Kevin Tellis (Head of Operations, pH4 Food and Beverages Private Limited), Co-Chapter Head, Pune
Ashish Goenka (Executive Vice President & CFO, Jubilant Foodworks Limited)

Past Presidents

Anurag Katriar (Founder & Managing Director, Indigo Hospitality)

Rahul Singh (Founder & CEO, BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (The Beer Cafe))

Riyaaz Amlani (CEO & MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Samir Kuckreja (Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Vikram Bakshi (Chairman, Ascot Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.)

Sunil Malhotra (Partner, The Embassy Restaurant)


Hari S. Bhartia (Founder and Co-Chairman, Jubilant Bhartia Group)

Rahul Singh (Founder & CEO, BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (The Beer Cafe))

Riyaaz Amlani (CEO & MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Anurag Katriar (Founder & Managing Director, Indigo Hospitality)