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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,