Glocal Junction to Tap Three New Cities
"Creating out of the box properties, innovative menu, pricing and profitability, pleasing ambience and interiors, and maintaining the service quality is highly imperative in our industry," says Amit Bajaj, Executive Chef, Glocal Junction.
GLOCAL JUNCTION, a new age all day dining and bar present in three cities Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad plan to expand its footprint in New Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai. We spoke to Amit Bajaj, Executive Chef, Glocal Junction who shares his experience and more.
Q1. Tell us your story?
My journey started 13 years ago, where I started as a tryst with my mother in the kitchen which led me to a whirlwind career, spanning some of the world’s best hotel chains. After graduating from IHM Mumbai, I was greatly inspired by my HOD Chef Vernon Coelho. I began my career as a trainee chef at The Park Hotels, Calcutta. As a budding chef, I faced numerous challenges, but what made me rise was the ability to take things in my stride and find solutions. I started cooking at the age of 13 and never looked back. Over the course of my career, I worked with Marriott International and the Taj Hotels, Palaces, Resorts and Safaris before making a move to - restaurants.
Q2. How are you making it different from the other F&B outlets?
In today’s world, everyone is on the edge when it comes to competition. I differ in the growth and approach, where it’s all about positive attitude and chasing for excellence without failing the quality. I thrive to succeed through my culinary experience and innovative menus while experimenting with exotic and speciality dishes.
Q3. Brief us about Glocal Junction’s y-o-y revenue growth.
Glocal Junction experiences a tremendous growth from 2016 to 2018, the year-on-year revenue growth has been magnificent from the launch of our first outlet in 2016 to the fourth outlet as of today and more outlets in the pipeline.
Q4. After Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai, which are the cities, are you targeting next?
We are planning to open new outlets in New Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai. However, it is too early to highlight the larger expansion plans. We shall be more than happy to share the big news as and when it happens.
Q5. What challenges do you see in the restaurant industry of India?
The restaurant industry in India is evolving every day. In addition to competitive pressure, the consumers are always looking out for new experiences. Creating out of the box properties, innovative menu, pricing and profitability, pleasing ambience and interiors, and maintaining the service quality is highly imperative in our industry.
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