Tandooriwala Leadership Team

The Tandooriwala Leadership Team brings together carefully chosen industry experts with specific talents and skill sets. Together, they elevate the concept, driving it forward and ensuring our category-leading role and longevity. Learn more about our team and how each member contributes to the brand’s and franchisees’ success.

 

They play their roles efficiently under the directions of the leadership team. We do not mention our workspace as an office but call it a support centre where we process each challenge into solutions.

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SHAJAHAN M ABDUL

Founder & Mentor

(EDHM, F & HD, BHM, MHM)

The mentor behind the brand is a Michelin-starred Chef with over 22 years of experience in the hospitality business.

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ABHAY NAYAK

CEO

(B.S.Ec.)

An aggressive leader with a proven track record and an invaluable asset to the company’s team and business growth.

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ANIRUDH SAXENA

Corporate Chef

(BHM)

He is an impeccable Chef with over 14 years of experience creating world-class cuisines and demonstrates leadership and team building.

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NAYAN BHAISYA

Recruitment Manager

(MBA HR)

He has built a strong network throughout India by building trust and faith between the company and the talents.

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ROSHAN SINGH

Project Chef

(JOC)

Smart and hardworking individual who can lead multiple teams and guide them towards successful opening of stores.

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SOUMYA

Project Manager

(BHM)

A pre-opening expert with an aura to make the team believe in their capabilities and achieve impossible challenges.

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SNEHA IYENGAR

Interior Designer

(B. Arch)

A smart architect with immense knowledge about restaurant design and an eye for detail and amazing designs.

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SAMEER PASHA

Kitchen & HVAC Design Engineer

(DME)

Highly experienced leader by always setting examples for the team to deliver the best.

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PINKY SINGH

Project Coordinator

(B. Com)

Ensuring no communication gap, she has won many hearts by demonstrating care and concern.

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SHAZMEEN SEHAR

BDO

(BBA)

The face of the company and an initiator towards starting a relationship towards success.

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MICHELLE GEORGE

Graphic Design HOD

(BA)

A diligent lady with over eight years of experience demonstrating team building and creativity.

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RIYA SEN

Digital Marketing HOD

(MBA, CADM)

She is a digital marketing wizard with more than six years of experience helping our restaurant scale up our businesses.

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RAJU J

Customer Care Officer

(Dip. F&S)

He is available 24/7 and ensures he connects the dots and resolves any issues.

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INAYAT KHAN

Food Safety & Cost Control Auditor

(MBA, Dip. Food Safety)

He is available 24/7 and ensures he connects the dots and resolves any issues.

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Shajahan M Abdul
Founder & MD

Hello, I’m Chef Abdul! With my ever-growing love for food and ardent passion for sowing the seeds of different cuisines globally and glorifying them locally, I would love to take you on this exquisite culinary experience right from when and why sparks flew between food and I, all the way on how I kept this blazing passion roaring and making sure its felt and heard. With my Michelin star and global branding experience, I'm just a zealous man who works with every bit of his heart to spread the message of love through food across the globe.

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Avaya Kumar
CEO

Hello, I’m Avaya Kumar (Abhay). I have always been passionate about the food business. As a die-hard foodie, I used to travel in search of good food to explore new varieties worldwide. With a degree in electrical engineering and is a third-generation entrepreneur in the family. I’m experienced in business expansion, and my strength lies in creating sustainable business opportunities. We are in 48 locations; by 2025, we will be in 100-plus locations. More robust than it has grown, Tandooriwala is the next big thing for an Indian brand to the global demands.

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Omkar R Joshi
Director – Business Development

Hi, this is Omkar R Joshi (Omkar). I am a business management graduate keen on helping the needy establish successful enterprises. My specialization is in business development and expansion. I have 18 years of experience in brand development across the globe. I am delighted to be part of the expert team of Tandooriwala, and I assure you of the world-class business opportunity offered by Tandooriwala.

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Chef Dharma
Corporate Chef

Culinary Greetings! I’m Chef Dharma, Corporate Chef in Tandooriwala. My responsibility is to design menus and training that enhance customers' culinary experience while keeping up high quality. Submit cost proposals for menu items. Create and test new menus. Provide feedback regarding the food quality of large bulk purchases.

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Santosh Singh
Director – Operations

Namaskar! I, Santosh Singh, am a Hotel Management Graduate with 22 Years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. Our Leadership Team orchestrates the work of an energetic and diligent Support Center Team that provides day-to-day operational services to help our franchise operate their business smoothly. Each member is a resource, a champion, a problem-solver, and a partner with an unwavering commitment to your business’ success.

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