The food and beverage and hospitality industries have displayed unparalleled strength and resilience past two years, swiftly adjusting its sails to the new business winds and incorporating changes, methods and new mindsets to keep the business rolling. Saluting this indefatigable spirit of entrepreneurship, hope, knowledge and learning, the IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) International College of Distinguished Fellows conferred the Fellow of IIHM to 60 global hospitality leaders.
Varun Behl, co-founder and Managing Director of Kebabs and Curries was conferred the fellowship, in a stunning virtual event, presided by Suborno Bose, CEO, International Institute of Hotel Management and CEO, International Hospitality Council and Prof. David Foskett, MBE, Chairman – International Hospitality Council, London.
Varun Behl, a second generation entrepreneur, hung up his corporate reins at Marriott International before returning to his roots in Jaipur, Rajasthan to modernize and scale up Kebabs and Curries Company, his family owned and operated restaurant brand.
In a span of seven years, Varun Behl has scaled up operations to 15 outlets and 6 brands in various cities of Rajasthan and added a mobile app to the brand, which today has over 16,000 active users and is a great brand engagement tool. Varun Behl’s initiatives for the company in the near future include an interactive catering studio and bringing new technological advancements in food and beverage operations and customer service.
About his association with IIHM and the prestigious recognition, Varun Behl said “As a former hospitality professional and today as a restaurateur, I am privy to the challenges and opportunities these industries present. I look forward to mentoring young minds along with IIHM, to build the future leaders of these industries”.
Other distinguished luminaries include (to name a few) Camellia Panjabi, Group Director, Masala World UK; Vita Whitaker, CEO, and Commercial Director, Whitco C&BE Ltd; Chef Lepinoy Sebastien (3-star Michelin Star Chef), Les Amis Singapore; Manjunath Mural (Michelin Star Chef), Chef-Partner, Adda- Singapore; Chef Manjit S Gill, President IPCA, among many.
A homegrown brand, Kebabs & Curries Company (KCCO) has been creating unforgettable dining experiences since 18 years. This Jaipur based culinary brand has a chain of restaurants and QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) in prime locations (Raja Park, Chitrakoot (Vaishali Nagar), Jagatpura, Sitapura, World Trade Park Mall, Banipark, Hawa Mahal (Pink City), So Hi B2 Bypass, Elements Mall (DCM Ajmer Road) and VT Road Mansarovar, Kota (Rajiv Gandhi Nagar) and few other select cities of Rajasthan.
KCCO India Pvt. Ltd currently has six culinary brands under its ambit and its focus is on quality, consistency, hygiene and service across all its outlets. Apart from its restaurants, KCCO India Pvt. Ltd also operates in the space of upscale catering for groups and events. KCCO India Pvt Ltd currently has its presence in Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota with total 15 number of restaurants and culinary outlets.