Showed today on Aaj Takchannel an intriguing recipe of Rainbow Rice. Had the shoot yesterday in my office studio kitchen and I had a rather rushed day. Came back on late night 21st from Korea, then this shoot the following morning, and straight after rushed to Powai as I had a speaking engagement for IRF Consumer Insights. The topic was “Understanding the Urban Middle Class Indian Housewife.” Soon after, came back to office as there were some meetings and interviews lined up!
After all this, was present at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, today, for the Times Hospitality Expo 2011 to inaugurate the event with other renowned celebrities like Mr. Chaggan Bujbal (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation), Mr. Anil Deshmukh (Food and Civil Minister), Mr. Ajay Chopra (Master Chef, TV Celebrity Chef), Ms. Tarla Dalal (food critic), Abhijeet MukherjeE (VP Taj Luxury Properties, all over India), Mr. Vithal Kamath (Orchid Group/Kamath Group). The star attraction for this show was the demonstration and seminar by WICA association.
At the Times Hospitality Expo 2011 with other delegates
Going to Amritsar on Saturday, the 24th, to attend the two day HRANI Convention where I’ll be joined by some other delegates like Mr. Suresh Kumar (CEO, Fortune Park Hotels, ITC Group), Mr. Patu Keswani (CMD, Lemon Tree Hotels), Mr. Samir Kuckreja (CEO&MD Nirula’s; President, National Restaurant Association of India, NRAI), Mr. Vikram Bakshi (MD, McDonald’s, India) and the likes. For the session “F&B forms an important part of hotel revenue”, some points that I will be speaking about will be:
• How to drive profits from F&B?
• Should hotels outsource the F&B?
• Would it be an advantage for 1-3 star hotels to allow delivery of food to rooms rather than investing in their own kitchen in restaurants?
Again, Day 2 will begin with a heritage walk through the old city of Amritsar visiting the Jalianwala Bagh and Golden Temple followed by the rest of the presentations and finally wrapping up with a cocktail lunch and a tour to Wagah Border. Quite an interesting trip, I must say!
Mid next week is my session in Hyderabad with the Billion Hearts Beating (BHB) Foundation to mark the World Heart Day. On 29th in Chennai for one more event related to the BHB activities.
Giving you all a taste of authentic Amritsari khana with…
Till I write again