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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: Pratik Pota (CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (Domino’s)

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)

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

Akshay Anand (Director, Ayesha Hospitality Pvt Ltd)

Amit Roy (Partner, Shilton Hospitality)

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

Dinesh Arora  (Founder & Managing Director, Eastman Color Restaurants 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)

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

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

Ravinder Bajaj  (Director- Supply Chain, Yum Restaurants (India))
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, Dream Square Hospitality LLP) 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
Pushpendra Yadav (Managing Director, Vega Hospitality Private Limited), Co-Chapter Head, Gurugram

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)