BigFish ventures started in 2002 ,when a MBA student from UK stepped again in Delhi with a motive to change the dining experience of people and corporate. The names associated with BigFish are Garam Dharam, The Vault Cafe, OTB Café (Out Of The Box), Raas, Station Bar etc.
Let’s know more about his personal life, setting up of such a dynamic business and from where the inspiration came.
Personal Details / Bio / Wiki
|Date of birth||N/A|
|Hobbies||Renovating food and nightlife experience for better.|
|Graduation||Not in Hospitality Management|
|Post Graduation||MBA from UK|
Residence Contact Details
Office Contact Details
|Office Address||Tewari house, 11-B/8, First Floor, Pusa Road, New Delhi – 110005|
|Office Phone Number||+91-9717250223|
|Official Email IDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Founded||Big Fish Ventures in 2015|
|Also Worked at||Club Owner since 2007 (Self-employed)|
When we generally think of technology when innovation is talked about, the food industry is something where innovation is an everyday affair. Neither the population of hungry food loving buddies will decrease, nor there will be a real recession in the food business. But the problem is – not everybody understands that food industry is not only about food, though delicacies need to be served and a chef plays an important role in the same, but people ditch homemade food for more than just food.
Umang Tewari owns a series of restaurants in Delhi, about ten outlets across India. His passion is to observe eating habits and find the scope for improvement in existing models of food business. He is an entrepreneur and a businessman who runs his business offering a place where other professionals could hang out and think out of the box. The variety offered at the outlets owned by him was decided while keeping in mind the inconsistency of food patters. You won’t eat a Pizza every time, even if you love it; same is with each dish served. Thus Junction was one idea where Umag decided to bring the diversity together. Each of his food outlet/restaurants has a theme. He knows that to ace food industry, it takes more than good food. You have to give the crowd a reason to ditch every other restaurant in their neighbourhood and take the pain of driving to your destination.
Umang clearly states that he took ten years learning, experimenting and researching for the recipe of a successful food-business venture. He stepped in only when he knew he was prepared. He has been making huge plans since 2002 but waited until 2015 to launch BigFish. Inspired by the ideas youth bring along with them, he is motivated to take his food on international scale. He knows and has put to practice his belief that for a successful food business other factors like location, ambience, the dynamics, the quality and hygiene also play a great role. He wishes not to restrict his dream by limiting the outlets to India, rather he aims at creating an impact worldwide and offer an opportunity to those who have tasted only the Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Continental the finest flavours of Indian delicacies.
Series of events
|2002||Launch of Oxygen – the club.|
|2011||OTB (Partnership Project)|
|2011||Raas (Partnership Project)|
|2012||Skooter (Partnership Project)|
|2014||The Vault (Theme – Storehouse of British East India Company)|
|2015||Garam Dharam (Based on Bollywood actor Dharmendra)|
|2015||Junckyard Cafe (As the names suggest, junk arranged to amuse)|
|2015||OMG (Two themes – Heaven and Hell – consecutively placed)|
Lesser known facts about Umang Tewari
- Awarded as a Best Restauranteur 2017, Umang has a plan of taking the numbers up to 40 in the list of restaurants owned by him.
- He has received several awards including
- The Best Restaurateur of the Year conferred upon him by our Ex-Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh,
- Award for the Most Creative Restaurant Chain – Big Fish Ventures in Dubai.
- Youth Icon Restaurateur by Franchise India
- Best debut award by Times food Nightlife Guide 2016 for Junkyard café. (the most prestigious of all in India).
- In 2016, BigFish also launched a mobile application since Mr Tewari wants especially to cater to the millennial.
- Umang wishes to create a social feedback community to know what works for the audience and what not.
- Over six thousand customers connect with BigFish app every month.
“I am an optimist who believes in working hard towards achieving my goals”
“When two men look from the same bar, one looks in the mud and the other watches the stars. I am the one who looks at the stars.”