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Gandharv Dhingra

Chapter Head, Chennai

Founder & Director, South North Hospitality Pvt Ltd

Gandharv is a seasoned food and beverage professional, boasting a rich and diverse background in the industry that has flourished over the course of 15 years. His remarkable entrepreneurial journey began with the spark of “Roll Baby Roll.” As the driving force behind this venture, Gandharv not only established the brand but spearheads its expansion and ensures operational excellence.

Under Gandharv’s visionary leadership, “Roll Baby Roll” has rapidly evolved into one of the fastest-growing Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) in Chennai. With an impressive network of 12 stores, the brand has become a market leader in the retail segment, celebrated for its delectable rolls. Gandharv’s commitment to quality and innovation has been instrumental in this remarkable growth and success story.

This consummate restaurateur and hotelier honed his remarkable skills during a transformative tenure with ITC Hotels, an esteemed name in the luxury hospitality sector. Gandharv’s illustrious career at ITC Hotels saw him take the reins of two iconic restaurants, Bukhara and Dum Pukht, both synonymous with fine dining of the highest order. Alongside these prestigious restaurants, he successfully managed a portfolio of other renowned food and beverage brands.

A testament to Gandharv’s exceptional talents is his role in hosting and catering to an esteemed clientele of heads of state and delegates from all corners of the globe. His ability to orchestrate and deliver world-class dining experiences on such a grand scale is truly commendable.With a total store count of 17,

Furthermore, Gandharv’s journey through the culinary and hospitality landscape began at the esteemed ITC Hotels Management Institute. His education at this prestigious institution laid the foundation for the remarkable career he has built, providing him with the knowledge and skills that continue to set him apart in the industry.