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The Covid-19 pandemic changed the whole flavor and ingredient of the restaurant industry, making it the worst affected segment across the globe that came to a halt for almost six months. From restaurants closing their doors for almost six continuous months, to top Indian brands shutting their shops permanently and some even coming back in action with flying colours, year 2020 gave a lot to the sector with few horror and few remarkable stories to be shared in the future.

In the last few decades restaurant owners, chefs, developers, suppliers and everyone directly and indirectly associated with the food and restaurant industry have diligently worked to carve a new future for food service and entertainment. Food Connoisseurs India conference and awards 2021 will talk and debate about the biggest development and innovation that the industry has witnessed during the pandemic and in the last few years.

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conference overview

In this conference we will talk about all the innovation that the industry encountered, be it food innovations as we will see a paradigm shift in food consumption as people are looking at healthier choices with 45% of young adults making healthier food choices by 2021, technological advancements, delivery brands winning it big, to the cultural shift the industry has gone through. We will discuss and debate in the five beautifully designed and researched sessions about the restaurants and businesses of tomorrow that out performed and brought their businesses back on track with doing 60-80 per cent of the pre-covid sales.

Our Speakers

Founder & CEO
The Beer Cafe
Celebrity Chef, Mentor & Consultant
Chef & Culinary Director
Embassy Leisure and Entertainment Projects LLP (Embassy Group)
Celebrity Chef & Founder
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conference agenda

Session 1
Restaurants of Tomorrow: What’s on the menu for food biz in 2021 and beyond
  • – How restaurants are navigating through the pandemic
  • – Technology: the game changer
  • – Focusing on off-premises volume: Optimising operations for growth
Session 2
Recouping Revenue: How restaurant owners are bringing their biz back
  • – Cashing-in on delivery: Why it is the future?
  • – Compact menu, smaller, on-the-go concepts: The rise of learners
  • – Drive-thrus: How Curbside pick-up is gaining ground
Session 3
Tech-talk: promoting cashless dining and payment
  • – Customer loyalty: Why restaurant should focus on targeted marketing campaign
  • – Connecting customers: Digitizing menu, payment and service
Session 4
Rise of delivery: Getting everything delivered at the comfort of home
  • – Cloud kitchen/dark kitchen: Changing the dining at home scenario
  • – How brands are winning it big with subscription: the rise of subscription-based model
  • – Rise of Home-chefs: creating best of foods
  • – Why it’s all about packaging
Session 5
What’s on the menu: Innovations in food and beverages
  • – Flavours, essence, aroma, ingredients: Why brands are going back to the community again
  • – Clean, organic is the new ‘Green’
  • – Eating with 5 senses: Why it’s not just about taste anymore
  • – The rise of ‘gin’ and tonic: How restaurants have paired their food right
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Awards overview

Food Connoisseurs India Awards 2021 intend to celebrate the creativity and accomplishments of the Indian Restaurant, Catering & rest of the Food Service Industry and recognize the best practices of this industry. The Awards are designed to amplify the standards within Restaurants, Cafes, Fine Dine, Pubs, QSRs and Catering sector/segments by rewarding the organizations, businesses and leaders that have changed the outlook of the industry. The winners will be presented with a trophy and certificate.

awards Jury

Celebrity Chef, Mentor & Consultant
Author & Food Critic
Celebrity Chef & Founder


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