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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 2023-25:

Office Bearers

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

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

Vice-President: Pranav Rungta (Director, Mint Hospitality Pvt Ltd)

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

Honorary Jt. Secretary: Thomas Fenn (Partner, Mahabelly)

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), Chapter Head, Kolkata

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

Anshul Gupta (Co-Founder, Poncho Hospitality Pvt.Ltd. (Box8))

Aseem Grover (Director, Big Chill Cafe)

Japtej Singh Ahluwalia (Co-Founder & Director, Pricol Gourmet Private Limited)

Kabir Advani (Managing Partner, Berco’s Restaurant)

Karan Kapur (Executive Director, K Hospitality Corp)

Kavitha Mantha (Owner, Green Organics)

Mukesh Tolani (Co-Founder and Director, PH4 Food and Beverages Pvt Ltd)

Nitin Saluja (Founder, Chaayos)

Praful Chandawarkar Managing Director, Chiranjeev Restaurant and Foods Pvt Ltd), Chapter Head, Pune

Priyank Sukhija (Chairman, First Fiddle Hospitality)

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

Raghav Joshi (Co-Founder, Rebel Foods)

Rahul Agrawal (CEO, Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited)

Sameer Khetarpal (CEO & Managing Director Jubilant FoodWorks Limited)

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

Shankar Krishnamurthy (Director, Fusion Hospitality Private Limited & Viola F9 Gourmet Catering.)

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

Varun Tuli (Managing Director, Yum Yum Cha)

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

Special Invitees

Abhishek Bahety (Proprietor, Shreejee Sales), Chapter Head, Bhopal
Amit Bagga (Co-Founder, CEO & CMO Daryaganj Hospitality Pvt Ltd), Co-Chapter Head, Delhi
Ashwin Singh  (Proprietor at Bollywood Biryani Company), Chapter Head, Surat
Ashish Dev Kapur’s  (Founder & Director White Hat Hospitality LLP)
Akshay Quenim  (Partner, Hospitality AQ Gastronomy Ventures), Co-Chapter Head, Goa
Balachander R  (Director, Junior Kuppanna Kitchens Pvt Ltd), Co-Chapter Head, Chennai
Chethan Hegde  (Managing Director, Whitehorse/1522) Chapter Head, Bengaluru
Deepti Sarma  (Proprietor, 22nd Parallel), Co-Chapter Head, Vadodara
Gandharv Dhingra  (Founder & Director, South North Hospitality Pvt Ltd), Chapter Head, Chennai
Joy Singh  (Partner, Eminent Entertainment) Chapter Head, Gurgaon
Kevin Tellis (Head of Operations, pH4 Food and Beverages Private Limited), Co-Chapter Head, Pune
Meghna Vakada  (Managing Partner, Barley & Grapes Concepts), Co-Chapter Head, Bengaluru
Mitesh Diyora  (Founder, Coffee King & Director, and CEO & CK F&B Pvt Ltd.), Co-Chapter Head, Surat
Nishit Pandey  (Senior Director, Alliance and Corporate Affairs, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.)
Nitin Nanavaty   (Owner, Jiyal Nitin Nanavaty), Chapter Head, Vadodara
Piyush Kankaria  (Partner, Absolute Health Enterprise), Co-Chapter Head, Kolkata
Prahlad Sukhtankar  (Managing Partner, Good Eats Hospitality Services LLP), Chapter Head, Goa
Srinivas Sampath Tummala (Partner, R.H Enterpreneurs), Chapter Head, Hyderabad
Sachin Agarwal  (CEO, KA Enterprises), Co-Chapter Head, Bhopal
Tarak Bhattacharya  (Executive Director, Himesh Foods), Co-Chapter Head, Mumbai
Varun Khera   (Director, AVM HOTELS PVT LTD) Chapter Head, Noida

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)