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The ses­sion on ‘Trends From Food Courts’ fol­lowed up next. The key high­lights of the dis­cus­sion cen­tered around con­sumer pref­er­ence on taste, pric­ing, pack­ag­ing, tim­ing etc., In­vest­ments vs re­turns and the chal­lenges and scope of food courts in In­dia.

The panelists in­cluded Anurag Ka­tiar, CEO, De­gustibus Hos­pi­tal­ity; Ashok Ku­mar Tyagi, ED, Haldiram; Chai­tanya Ku­mar Linga­mallu, Co-founder and CMD, The Choco­late Room; Dheeraj Gupta, MD, Jum­bok­ing Food; Puneet Gupta, Di­rec­tor, FOOD QUEST; Sameer Lamba, MD, Kwal­ity; Sau­rabh Khosla, Mar­ket­ing Leader, Unilever Food So­lu­tion; Shab­nam Sing­hal, Man­ag­ing Part­ner, SIR­IUS D&E; Tan­may Ku­mar, CFO, Burger King; Varun Ka­pur, ED, K-hos­pi­tal­ity Corp. The ses­sion was mod­er­ated by Samir Kuck­reja, Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hos­pi­tal­ity was the mod­er­a­tor.

The last ses­sion of the day was a two-hour ses­sion ti­tled 16 Star­tups that Changed the Taste of In­dia. The fi­nal­ists pre­sented a 3-minute video of their brand, show­cas­ing their con­cept, ex­e­cu­tion and re­sults. This was fol­lowed by a two-minute in­ter­ac­tion with the Grand Jury and the au­di­ence.

The ses­sion was mod­er­ated by Sagar Daryani, Founder, Wow Momo. The 16 fi­nal­ists were Am­ritha William, Nutri­tion­ist & RD, In­ner Be­ing Well­ness; An­drine Men­dez, Owner, PLING Foods; Chi­rag Gupta, Founder, Zea Maize - 4700 BC Pop­corn; Deepak Sab­har­wal, Co-founder & CEO and H C Yadav, Co­founder and Men­tor, Earthy Tales; Gay­athri Swa­har, Mar­ket­ing Di­rec­tor, y-cook; Ki­ran Gali, Founder & CEO, Num­ber Mall; Mal­lika Mu­ralid­har/ Mu­ralid­har Kadambi, Del­cis Foods – JARLIE; Manoj Gupta- ED, Mun­chons; Ram Mally,

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