Mentor & Culinary Director
Founder & Managing Director
Mr. Jiggs Kalra, also known as the "Czar of Indian Cuisine" and "Taste maker to the Nation", is a pioneering food columnist and author, gastronome and food consultant. In a career spanning close to Five decades, he has been instrumental in introducing Indian cuisine to the international audience as well as setting standards of the same. He has recently been inducted in the International Food & Beverage Gourmet Hall of Fame (making him the first Asian to be inducted in this highly prestigious society) and has numerous awards and accolades, both national and international, to his credit. Throughout his journey, he has endeavoured to revive the lost cuisine as well as cooking styles of the region; having introduced age old delicacies such as the kebab's served in the erstwhile royal kitchens of India, such as the Galouti. He is also credited with establishing some of the most critically acclaimed and best performing restaurants in the country. Additionally, he has represented India at various International Food festivals and Summits and is the man behind the culinary success of numerous Hotels like The Oberoi Group, ITC Hotels, The Park Group and some international properties.
Currently, he is the Chairman & Managing Director of Bawarchi Tolla (Hotel & Restaurant Consultants) and is assisting his son, Mr. Zorawar Kalra, as the Mentor for Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.
Zorawar Kalra, a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston's Bentley Business University, with an entrepreneurial bent of mind and a genetic love for food, over the years, has ostensibly studied the Indian food & beverage market, introducing some of the most genre defining restaurant concepts in Indian Cuisine. Counted amongst one of the youngest, successful restaurateurs of India, he has amalgamated a penchant for Indian food with his natural business acumen and a rich heritage spanning over four decades in the Indian culinary space and hospitality industry. Considered as the ‘Man with a Vision on a Mission’ & ‘the Prince of Indian cuisine’, he has recently been recognized amongst the 50 Most Influential Young Indians by GQ India, “Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2014”, Vir Sanghvi Awards, HT Crystals, 2014 and “Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business - F & B Services”, Entrepreneur India Awards, 2014.
Mr. Goenka has been instrumental in developing the Hospitality and the Entertainment divisions to the heights that it has reached today.
Mirah Hospitality has grown from one hotel to more than 120 outlets today. Mr. Goenka has diversified the business to include various formats and cuisines to make this a 360 degree solution provider in the Hospitality arena. He aspires to make Mirah Hospitality the best in the Hospitality Business.
The Entertainment division has defined new summits with the genre of movies that they are associated with. Inspite of being nascent to the industry, Mirah Entertainment has picked up numerous awards under the able leadership of Mr. Goenka. He has mentored the division to make it a recognized name in the Media circuit by making successful and record breaking films every year.