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Looking forward – 2018: When it comes to food, it’s time to go local, says Riyaaz Amlani

January 4, 2018 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Looking forward – 2018: When it comes to food, it’s time to go local, says Riyaaz Amlani | FOOD SERVICE |

Looking forward - 2018: When it comes to food, it's time to go local, says Riyaaz AmlaniIn 2018, I see a growing interest in south-Indian cuisine and exotic ones, such as Northeastern and even Burmese. International ingredients will get replaced with local, including artisanal Indian products. For example, the obsession is now with quinoa, when moringa, an indigenous dish, tends to do even better…READ MORE

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L Catterton Asia buys majority stake in Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality

December 15, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on L Catterton Asia buys majority stake in Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality | FOOD SERVICE | , , , ,

L Catterton Asia buys majority stake in Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality

French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH’s investment arm L Catterton Asia has acquired majority stake in restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani’s Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality, promoter of fine dining restaurant brands Smoke House Deli and Social

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After opening 44 restaurants, Riyaaz Amlani has an important advice for food entrepreneurs

October 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on After opening 44 restaurants, Riyaaz Amlani has an important advice for food entrepreneurs | FOOD SERVICE |

When Mumbai boy Riyaaz Amlani dived into the restaurant business 16 years ago, he probaby wouldn’t have imagined that in less than two decades and in a competitive space, he would own 44 restaurants across India…READ MORE

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It is time to perceive restaurants as an industry and not a rich man’s pastime: Riyaaz Amlani

June 12, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on It is time to perceive restaurants as an industry and not a rich man’s pastime: Riyaaz Amlani | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

Even as L Catterton eyes a majority stake in his company, restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani is readying to invest in smaller brands and partnering with chefs and entrepreneurs with quirky ideas…READ MORE

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Restaurant industry still seen as a rich man’s indulgence, not a necessity … looking at Rs 65,000-1,00,000 crore loss: Riyaaz Amlani

April 11, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Restaurant industry still seen as a rich man’s indulgence, not a necessity … looking at Rs 65,000-1,00,000 crore loss: Riyaaz Amlani | FOOD SERVICE | ,

With shopping malls, hotels and restaurants across the country scrambling to ensure compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling banning serving of alcohol within 500 metres of state and national highways, Riyaaz Amlani, President of National Restaurant Association of India, spoke to Amin Ali about the financial fallout of the decision, how restaurants are coping with it and how this affects us all…READ MORE

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Riyaaz Amlani launches 16th outlet of Social at Versova Mumbai

January 10, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Riyaaz Amlani launches 16th outlet of Social at Versova Mumbai | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Social threw itself a new home with a sundown party hosted by Riyaaz Amlani. The space in Versova is a sprawling three story outlet, complete with a garden terrace to kick back and gaze out into the sky…READ MORE

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Decision to make service charge optional will affect 8.5 million associated with food service industry: NRAI

January 9, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Decision to make service charge optional will affect 8.5 million associated with food service industry: NRAI | FOOD SERVICE | , , ,

The decision of the Department of Consumer Affairs to make levy of service charge optional or discretionary will affect around 8.5 million employees associated with the food service industry, said Riyaaz Amlani, the President of National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI)…READ MORE

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Government needs to distinguish between restaurant and theka: Riyaaz Amlani

December 6, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Government needs to distinguish between restaurant and theka: Riyaaz Amlani | FOOD SERVICE | ,

The liquor licence has been a major problem over the past few months. There has been no policy change. People have invested crores to set up a place and have been paying lakhs as rent every month but waiting for a liquor license, as far back as July in some cases. And that after having paid the fee…READ MORE

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Riyaaz Amlani rallies for India’s nightlife

October 5, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Riyaaz Amlani rallies for India’s nightlife | FOOD SERVICE | ,

As the current President of National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), well known restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani is on a mission to bring India’s nightlife industry together. At the recently held India Nightlife Convention and Awards (INCA) in Mumbai, the first of its kind as far as India is concerned; Amlani spoke about the challenges that beset the nightlife industry in India and the need to reframe regulations to promote the sector…READ MORE

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A grand culinary affair at the NRAI Report launch 2016

September 27, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on A grand culinary affair at the NRAI Report launch 2016 | FOOD SERVICE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As one afternoon in Mumbai slowly turned into evening, restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani could not have asked for a more patient bunch of guests. The event to launch NRAI India Food Services Report 2016 in Mumbai, saw some of the biggest names in the industry, including Amit Jatia of McDonalds, Anurag Katriar of Indigo, Chetan Arora of Subway, Sanjay Coutinho of Baskin Robbins, Vijay Kamat of Vithal Kamat, Gauri Devidayal of The Table as well as chefs Vicky Ratnani, Rahul Akerkar and Saransh Goila…READ MORE

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