Starting a restaurant business can be confusing, overwhelming, and challenging. You must figure out your concept, project plan, branding, staff hiring, and so much more! Lucky for the new restaurateurs, you don’t have to do all this alone because you can easily hire restaurant consultants to sort these things for you.
A restaurant consultant is an industry expert who can assist you in opening a new restaurant for a fee. These experts have worked in the industry for a long time and know the business in and out. New restaurants, but even the already-settled businesses looking to modify any aspect of their restaurant can also hire them.
To simplify your life and save you some google-time, we have created a list of the best restaurant consultants in India.
8 Best Restaurant Consultants In India
If you are planning to start a restaurant in India, here are the top eight restaurant consultants you can hire.
1. Chef Manjit Singh
Chef Manjit Singh has been cooking professionally for over two decades. He is a self-taught, self-employed chef who started F&B consulting services in 2012. Singh has helped many big brands make a name for themselves.
Some of his clients include Windmills Craftworks, The Terrace, Oota, Cure Fit, and Kommune. Before beginning his consulting career, he owned and operated a catering unit, Food Basket, for MNCs and also opened an Italian restaurant, Herbs, and Spices, in Bangalore.
2. Rahul Bhatia
Rahul Bhatia, an award-winning chef, has 15+ years of experience as a restaurant consultant. He has established more than 100+ restaurant projects on the pan-India level. Bhatia heads a restaurant consulting firm, PHR Restaurants Consulting, based in Surat. The firm provides services, from site selection to concept visualization, interior planning, kitchen designing, workforce planning, and procurement, among others.
3. Misha Pamnany
Also, with over 15 years of experience, Misha Pamnany is a bar and restaurant consultant. Pamnany is the founder and director of Salt & Pepper F&B consultants. The firm provides turnkey management services, including concepts, cost management, layout, menu, audits, etc.
Her first job as a restaurant consultant was with Jayamahal Palace Hotel, after which she went on to work with El Tablao, Toit, Prost, Via Milano/Hokey Cokey, Zero40, Drunkling, Salut, Atomic Lab, Karnataka Golf Association, Fat Cat Pizza Co (an Instagram sensation).
4. Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh Kumar has over two decades of experience in operations and business development. He started his career with the Taj Group of Hotels & Resorts, where he learned the nuances of fine dining operations.
Over the years, Kumar worked with multinational brands like Pizza hut and KFC. He founded Gourmet Sage, a restaurant consulting firm providing the entire gamut of restaurant solutions. It will help you with conceptualization, branding, operations, staff training, and more.
5. Gaurav Narang
Gaurav Narang is the founder of Coffee Culture (a blossoming coffee chain in India) and a restaurant consultant based in Surat. While Coffee Culture has been successfully operating for 18 years, Gaurav Narang Consultancy has completed over 12 years.
His consultancy firm takes restaurant set-ups from ideas to plates and has served clients like Global Local, World Platter, Go China, The Ristorante Lounge, and YOYO Bakery.
6. Amit Puri
Amit Puri is not only a shining restaurant consultant but also a cookbook author (Redefining Comfort Food with Amit Puri) and co-founder of The Blue Tiffin. He started his career at The Taj Hotels in Colaba and has over 20 years of experience in the F&B industry.
Puri has been a restaurant consultant since 2016. His notable clients include LMNOQ, Meluha The Fern, An Ecotel Hotel, Atelier by Ambrosia, Godwit, Afterlife Restaurants, Babylon, Falooda Nation, and The Tandoor Tale.
7. Prashanth Chembala
Prashanth Chembala, a recognized Culinarian, F&B Consultant, and Academician, affectionately known as Chef CP. Chembala started Bistro Brain Hospitality Services, a restaurant consulting firm. They provide turnkey restaurant consulting, management consulting, and customized services, including strategic restaurant management, restaurant operations management, F&B, and menu consulting.
8. Umesh Kapoor
Umesh Kapoor, a Delhi-based restaurant consultant, started his career as a sous chef at The Grand Hyatt in 2004. He established Zion Hospitality Consultants in 2009, a hospitality firm serving restaurants. The firm has serviced restaurants and hotels with many services, including business development, Operational Consulting, Systems and Processes, and Recruitment.
Hiring a restaurant consultant may look like an unnecessary expense with already piling costs, but think again! When you are overburdened with figuring out the nuances of the F&B industry, restaurant consultants will offer you a close network from the industry and valuable expertise, helping you with conceptualization, business analysis, marketing, staffing, menu development, finances, and everything in between! Avail their services to stand out in the market with highly advantageous results.
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