Conference Agenda

Keynote 1
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Keynote session by: Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor, MasterChef & Entrepreneur on "Building a brand at the comfort of Home"
Keynote 2
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote session by: Mr Anurag Katriar, President, NRAI and Founder & Managing Director, Indigo Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Session 1
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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
  • – New age design solutions of restaurants in new normal
  • Session Lead:
  • Mr. Anurag Katriar, President, NRAI and Founder & Managing Director, Indigo Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
  • Speakers:
  • Mr. Rahul Singh, Founder & CEO, ‎The Beer Cafe
  • Ms. Gauri Devidayal, Founder & CEO, Food Matters India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Riyaaz Amlani, CEO, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Vishal Sharma, Chef & Founder, Chef Designs
  • Chef Vikas Seth, Chef & Culinary Director, Embassy Leisure And Entertainment Projects LLP (Embassy Group)
Keynote 3
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
KEYNOTE SESSION BY: Chef Ranveer Brar, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, TV Show Host, MasterChef India Judge, Author & Food Film Producer on "Culinary Tourism"
Session 2
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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
    • – Growing focus on the health and safety protocols
    • Session Lead:
    • Mr. Rajat Wahi, Partner, Deloitte Consulting, India
    • Speakers:
    • Mr. Sagar Daryani, CEO & Co-Founder, WOW! MOMO
    • Mr. Vineet Wadhwa, Founder & MD, VW Cuisines & Concepts Pvt. Ltd. (FIO Restaurants)
    • Mr. Kabir Suri, Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality
    • Ms. Shikha Nath, Culinary Director, Charcoal Concepts
    • – Mr. Raghavendra K Thane, Director, Thanco’s Natural Foods Pvt. Ltd.
    • – Dr. AK Tyagi, Executive Director, Haldiram Group of Companies
Keynote 4
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Keynote session by: Ashish Tulsian, Co-founder & CEO, POSist Technologies
Session 3
12:30 PM - 01:15 PM
TECH TALK | Inventory control is the need of the hour to improve margins
  • – Grow revenue with smarter inventory & stock management 
    – How to forecast and plan inventory for efficient operations 

  • – Building data-driven restaurant operations & being future-ready

  • – Customer loyalty: Why restaurant should focus on building trust
    – Connecting customers: Digitizing menu, payment, and services 

  • Session Lead:
  • Mr. Ashish Tulsian, Co-Founder & CEO, Posist Technologies
  • Speakers:
  • Mr. Vinodh Rajaraman, CEO, Eagle Owl
  • Mr. Renjith Prahaladan, Director, Sales – India, Urbanpiper
  • Mr. Rahul Dayal, Head Cost Control, Charcoal Concepts
Session 4
01:20 PM - 02:05 PM
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
  • – Kitchens getting smarter with Purchase management & Automated ordering
    – The rise of Menu Engineering
  • Session Lead:
  • Mr. Rajat Tuli, Senior Principal, Kearney
  • Speaker:
  • Chef Saransh Goila, Celebrity Chef & Founder, Goila Butter Chicken
  • Chef Koushik S., Celebrity Chef & Founder, Eatitude
  • Mr. Kaushik Roy, CEO & Co-Founder, Biryani by Kilo
  • Mr. Munaf Kapadia, Founder & Chief Eating Officer, The Bohri Kitchen & Author, How I Quit Google To Sell Samosas
  • Mr. Pravesh Pandey, Director-Partner, Byg Brewski Brewing Company
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Keynote 5
02:10 PM - 02:40 PM
Keynote session by: Chef Atul Kochhar, 2 Time Michelin Starred Chef, Restaurateur & Entrepreneur on ‘Building and running a global restaurant’
Session 5
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
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
  • Speaker:

    • Chef Saby, Celebrity Chef, Mentor & Consultant
    • Chef Abhijit Saha, Founder & Md, Ace Hospitality & Consulting
    • Mr. Ankur Chawla, Entrepreneur, Sommelier, Author & Speaker
    • Chef Vanshika Bhatia, Owner, Saucy Spirits Hospitality Pvt Ltd
    • Mr. Yeshwanth Nag Mocherla, Co-founder, The Thickshake Factory and TTSF Cloud one
    • – Mr. Rajendra Kalkar, President-West and Whole Time Director, Phoenix Mills Ltd
Session 6
03:35 PM - 04:20 PM
Influencers transforming the food industry
  • – The big business of whipping content for bread & butter
  • – Engaging with Food beyond fine-dining
  • – Finding solace in food amidst lockdown
  • – Taking street food from local to glocal
  • Speakers:

    • Mr. Anubhav Sapra, Founder & Foodie-In-Chief, Delhi Food Walks
    • Mr. Gurpreet Singh Tikku, Founder, Mister Tikku
    • Mr. Gaurav Wasan, Founder, Swad Official
    • Mr. Nikhil Chawla, Founder, HMM
    • Ms. Neha Bahl, Media & Brand Communication Expert, Founder, Qube Communication
Awards
04:30 PM Onwards
Awards Ceremony
04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

Special address by: Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor, MasterChef & Entrepreneur

04:50 PM Onwards

Awards Presentation