Now in its seventh year the Indian Restaurant congress is the leading Business and Knowledge
platform for the restaurant and food industry. Today people are more into Experiential dining
than just eating out, going by the analysis Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 is themed
#EXPERIENCE. Indian Restaurant Congress will be building and nurturing the food service
innovation ecosystem by supporting entrepreneurs and creating platforms for collaboration. It
encourages, develops, facilitates and supports restaurants to become modern and adopt best
futuristic business practices that leave a positive impression in the customer’s mind.
According to Indian Restaurant Congress 2017, restaurant sector in India is set to grow at a rapid pace as tier-2-3 regions are set to drive growth. Apart from Indian cuisine, Indian filter coffee is also making a comeback with PAN-India growth plans as Coffee Board of India plans a marketing and branding push to expand this niche market. Many Indian restaurants are now also looking to expand to global markets apart from the UK in the fine dining space. North Indian is the highest preferred cuisines at 28% followed by Chinese at 19% and South Indian at 9%.
Mr. Zorawar Kalra, Founder and Managing Director, Massive Restaurants which owns Farzi Cafe, Conference Chairperson for the Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 says, “ Indian food industry is producing 2 per cent of Indian GDP and is second largest employer of human capital in India after agriculture. As the Indian middle class is now spending more and more, food sector will automatically receive larger share out of their spending”.
This year restaurateurs, chefs and industry leaders including Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar, Mr. Unnat Varma (MD, Pizza Hut- India Subcontinent), Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar, Mr. Unnat Varma (MD, Pizza Hut- India Subcontinent), Mr. Ashish Kapur (Founder & Director, Moods Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Sameer Bhasin (CEO, Barbeque Nation), Mr. Varun Tuli (Director, Yum Yum Cha) will be attending the event.
“Today consumers who are drawn to an experiential dining experience are willing to pay more, too. Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 will share the building blocks of the food service in an innovative ecosystem. It is the platform where restaurants, chefs, brands would find future business models and ideas to address tomorrow’s market demand”, says Ms. Ritu Marya, Director and Conference Convener, Franchise India said.
Some of the key takeaways from Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 was how we can identify the growth drivers & business opportunity in Restaurant sector and achieve quality, consistency and food safety in chain restaurant operations while having an understanding of the scope of Technology deployment in a conventional Restaurant design. The highlight of the event was ‘The Chef Talk’ by celebrity chef and restaurateur, Ranveer Brar. He gave an perspicacious points about how kitchen experiments is gaining prominence and the impact of tv and social media on the food industry.
Indian Restaurant Congress 2017– 7th National Convention on business of Restaurant was held on 28th and 29th of August, 2017 at JW Marriott, Aerocity, New Delhi. It is was an insightful conference and thank you for having Team Chatpati Diary.