FCIC 2023

15 February 2023

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#FCIC2023West

After the huge success of the first two editions, Industry Live presents the FOOD CONNOISSEURS INDIA CONVENTION – West India Edition. Starting off in 2021, FCIC – India’s largest convention for the F&B fraternity – has so far witnessed over 100 industry speakers and thought leaders coming on a single platform to deliberate on the ongoing trends and possible future trajectories for the industry while addressing over 3000 audience members from across different verticals. Comprising a conference, awards ceremony and an exhibition, the last two editions of the convention had overwhelming participation where more than 250 awards were presented to industry players across categories in the F&B space.

While the earlier editions of the convention addressed changes and innovations during and post the pandemic, helping the industry address and overcome the challenges faced, the upcoming edition aims at focusing on micro-trends that have altered the palate, brand and capacity building, food tech, cloud kitchens, food deliveries and a lot more to do with the food business. This Convention aims to foreground the inventive ways in which different champions of the industry conquered the challenges of contemporary times, opening the door to greater profits and expansion.

India's Largest Convention for the Food & Beverage Sector Comes to Mumbai

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High Value Learning

Gain insights from sessions loaded with thought provoking discussions

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Networking

Meet & learn from Industry Stakeholders to understand their secret to success

Exhibition

A Booth at the Show puts you in front of some of the biggest names

Awards

Get valued & recognized at a national level

Conference Overview

An initiative to bring the industry experts and think tanks under one roof to discuss, debate, and reflect on the wide range of opportunities the food industry, particularly the home-grown cuisine, could offer, which can help one decode probable business strategies in the post-pandemic era while making the brand shock-proof at the same time.

Our

Eminent Speakers

Sanjay Vazirani

Chief Executive Officer, Foodlink F&B Holdings India Pvt. Ltd.

Chef Hemant Oberoi

Founder, OB Hospitality and Hemant Oberoi Hospitality Goa
Founder, Michelin Selection Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi

ROCKY MOHAN

Brand custodian,
Old Monk, Author
Founder,
Gourmet Passport & Chef Pin

Chef Ajay Chopra

Chefpreneur, Restaurateur, Consultant & Judge (MasterChef India)

Raghav Joshi

Co-founder, Rebel Foods

ESHWAR K VIKAS

Co-Founder & CEO, Mukunda Foods

VIKRANT BATRA

Co-founder & Director, Batra Bros. Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd.

TARAK BHATTACHARYA

Executive Director and CEO, Mad Over Donuts

Jasmit Tibb

Managing Director,
Tibb’s Frankie

CHEF AMRITA RAICHAND

TV Host & Judge | Lifestyle Chef | India’s Cultural Ambassador | Tedx Speaker

CHEF SHIPRA KHANNA

MasterChef India Season 2 Winner, Cookbook Author, TV Host/Producer & Consultant

Dr. Vikram Kamat

Founder Chairman,
The VITSKamats Group

Dheeraj Gupta

Founder and MD, Jumboking

Aditi Dugar

Director & Founder, Masque & Urban Gourmet India Pvt. Ltd.

ABHAYRAJ SINGH KOHLI

Founder
Tori, Grandmamas Cafe, MRP
& The Roll Company

Ankit Patel

Executive Director and CEO, The Belgian Waffle Co

SUNVEER SONDHI

CEO & Founder
La Pyramid Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd.

VIKAS PANJABI

Co-founder & MD, The Chocolate Room (India) Private Limited

Chef Abhijit Saha

Founder & Managing Director, Ace Hospitality & Consulting

PRADEEP SHETTY

President, HRAWI & Executive Committee Member, FHRAI
Director, Maharaja Restaurants

BIRAJA ROUT

Founder, Biggies Burger

Pawan Shahri

Founder & CEO, Chrome Asia Hospitality Pvt Ltd.

CHEF DAVINDER KUMAR

Executive Chef & Vice President, Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi
& President, Indian Culinary Forum

CHEF SUDHIR PAI

Chef & F&B Consultant
Pai & Associates

Chef Koushik S.

Celebrity Chef, Consultant, Master Chef Tamil Judge & Founder, Eatitude

Mihir Desai

Founder, The Bar Stock Exchange

RAKSHAY DHARIWAL

Founder & Managing Director,
Pass Code Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

SHAAN GIDWANI

Founder & Managing Director,
Acapella Hospitality

RAHUL BAJAJ

Director and Conceptualizer,
Le Sutra and Ether Hospitality

Tanai Shirali

Sr. Director Operations, JSM Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

VANIITHA JAIIN

Founder, The Perfect Pour

CHEF Navneet Tharwal

GM – Central Production Unit,
Nesco Foods

Pankaj Giradkar

Key Account Manager, Nestle Professional

Pawan Raj Kumar

Co-Founder,
Hoi Foods

BANSI KOTECHA

Co-Founder,
Kytchens

Gurmeet Singh Arora

Founder & CEO, Flax – Healthy Living

SHOUVIK DHAR

Director,
ZOMOZ

KARAN NOHRIA

Founder & CEO,
K7Group Hospitality

SONAL HOLLAND

Master of Wine
Founder Director, Soho Wine Consultants & Sonal Holland Wine Academy

AJIT BALGI

Founder,
The Happy High Wine & Spirit Consultancy, Bartending Academy

Manvir Singh Anand

Founder, Knight Gourmet & TKG Ventures

Anup Agarwal

Co-Founder,
CaterNinja.com

Few of Our Previous

Eminent Speakers

PADMA SHRI SANJEEV KAPOOR

Masterchef & Entrepreneur

Chef Atul Kochhar

2 Time Michelin Starred Chef, Restaurateur & Entrepreneur

Chef Ranveer Brar

Celebrity chef, restaurateur, TV show host, Masterchef India judge, Author & Food film producer

Chef Kunal Kapur

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Judge (MasterChef India), Author & Food Researcher

Padma Shri Dr. Pushpesh Pant

Indian Academician, Food Critic and Historian

Zorawar Kalra

Founder & MD, Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. & Judge (MasterChef India)

Anurag Katriar

Trustee, NRAI (Voice of the Indian Restaurant Industry) & Founder & Managing Director, Indigo Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Rahul Singh

Founder & CEO, The Beer Café

Riyaaz Amlani

CEO & MD, Impresario Handmade Restaurants

Vikrant Batra

Co-founder & Director, Batra Bros. Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd.

Chef Ajay Chopra

Chefpreneur, Restaurateur, Consultant & Judge (MasterChef India)

Chef Saby

Chef, Mentor, Restaurateur & Entrepreneur

Chef Abhijit Saha

Founder & Managing Director, Ace Hospitality & Consulting

Gauri Devidayal

Co-founder, Food Matters Group

Chef Koushik S.

Celebrity Chef, Consultant, Master Chef Tamil Judge & Founder, Eatitude

Sagar Daryani

Co-founder & CEO, Wow! Momo Foods

KAUSHIK ROY

CEO & Co-founder, Biryani By Kilo

RAJAT WAHI

Partner, Deloitte Consulting, India

PUSHPA BECTOR

Executive Director, DLF Retail

Shailee Chatrath Tyagi

Director, Organised Trade Channels, Pepsico India Beverages

SHIKHA NATH

Culinary Director, Charcoal Concepts

Sandeep Ghosh

Business Head, DS Spiceco Pvt. Ltd.

Gurmeet Singh Arora

VP – Restaurant Success, Zomato & Shareholder and Former Director, Byg Brewski Brewing Company

 

Pravesh Pandey

Senior Vice President – Culinary, Lite Bite Foods Pvt Ltd

Anubhav Sapra

Founder & Foodie-in-Chief, Delhi Food Walks

Conference Sessions

  • From ‘food as we know’ to ‘food as we eat’
  • Safety and hygiene become the key pillars
  • Evolution of the food DNA – From secret ingredients to plating tactics
  • Growing impetus on personalization & customer service
  • Tech becoming the tadka of modern F&B business
  • Newer products, improved consumer experience and line extensions
  • Food on the go – increasing demand for mini meal kits, ready to makes, and semi cooked
  • Rediscovering the home kitchen
  • Soaring demand for high end ingredients
  • Focus on pairing of food items
  • Changed operation model of restaurants post-pandemic
  • Leaner menus, local sourcing, shorter supply chains
  • Keeping products stockpiled to a more just-in-time approach
  • Sustainability – the synonym of new-age business
  • GYOF – Grow your own food
  • Renaissance of regional cuisines – exploring within
  • Local culture on a platter
  • When cuisine becomes the place identity
  • Authenticity is the key – Sticking to the roots while making regional food
  • Homegrown brands changing the liquor scene in India
  • Indian country liquor gaining popularity in global market
  • Getting ‘em to the centrestage
  • Home Delivery gets a makeover
  • From packing to packaging it right
  • Food industry adapt to the new order
  • Working with third-party delivery partners
  • Amping up operations with restaurant digitization & digital food management
  • Automation with conversational AI
  • Enabling digital food management using big data analytics & AI
  • Assisting consumers through chatbots and voice bots
  • Exploring tourism with an olfactory lens
  • From satisfying travellers to becoming a reason to travel
  • The fusion of cuisine and culture
  • Betting big on consumer loyalty
  • Diversifying the revenue streams
  • Leasing vs owning – what works best for your business
  • Optimizing costs, maximizing reach
  • one step for the environment with eco-friendly food packaging
  • Customize as per your palate
  • Technology drives the customer experience

Food Connoisseurs India Awards 2023 - West India Edition

Food Connoisseurs India Awards – West Edition is where the best of the F&B industry come together to raise a toast to those who deserve. This award is for everyone who has elevated the levels of the F&B industry while remaining true to the core of customer service and customer satisfaction, irrespective of the size, scale, capital, or business model.

Esteemed Awards Jury

Sanjay Vazirani

Chief Executive Officer, Foodlink F&B Holdings India Pvt. Ltd.

Kunal Vijayakar

Broadcaster, Food Writer, Author, Actor and Television Personality

Chef Ajay Chopra

Chefpreneur, Restaurateur, Consultant & Judge (MasterChef India)

Chef Abhijit Saha

Founder & Managing Director, Ace Hospitality & Consulting

CHEF DAVINDER KUMAR

Executive Chef & Vice President, Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi
& President, Indian Culinary Forum

Chef Koushik S.

Celebrity Chef, Consultant, Master Chef Tamil Judge & Founder, Eatitude

Previous Editions Esteemed Awards Jury

PADMA SHRI SANJEEV KAPOOR

Masterchef & Entrepreneur

CHEF KUNAL KAPUR

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Judge (MasterChef India), Author & Food Researcher

 

ZORAWAR KALRA

Founder & MD, Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. & Judge (MasterChef India)

 

Ameeta Agnihotri

Award winning Food Critic & Author

CHEF SABY

Chef, Mentor, Restaurateur & Entrepreneur

 

CHEF ABHIJIT SAHA

Founder & Managing Director, Ace Hospitality & Consulting

 

CHEF KOUSHIK S.

Celebrity Chef, Consultant, Master Chef Tamil Judge & Founder, Eatitude

Award Categories

RESTAURANT
AWARDS

CLOUD KITCHEN
AWARDS

CUISINE
AWARDS

CAFE & BAKERY
AWARDS

DESIGN
AWARDS

NIGHTLIFE
AWARDS

NEWCOMER
AWARDS

INDIVIDUAL
HONOURS

SPECIAL
AWARDS

Previous Partners & Exhibitors

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