Global Restaurant Investment Forum

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Speaker Profile

Karan Singh Purohit

Director of operations, Black Spoon

Karan comes with more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry where he has held various positions from kitchen, operations to consulting. Coming from a family of hoteliers, he has trained at various Taj properties and studied at the Taj Institute, starting his hospitality journey with the Marriott international as a management trainee. He opened his first venture at the age of 23 followed by couple of more award winning concepts in Mumbai the subsequent years. After spending a few years in the industry, he decided to upgrade his skill and knowledge along with making sure he has a global view of the industry. So he moved to New York to attend the prestigious Culinary institute of America (CIA). During his time at The CIA he worked at various restaurants and farms in an around New York state gaining vital experience about trends, food and concepts.

Over the years internationally Karan has worked under famous names like Heston Blumenthal (The fat Duck) and Jose Andreas ( Think food group) which have been his most memorable experiences. After which he moved back to India managing / consulting boutique hotels in various parts of the region. In 2014 he joined a boutique consulting company based in Dubai and after 2 years decided to take up a more challenging role moving to Black spoon as Director of operations.

As director operations and GM, Karan reports to the Board of directors while coordinating day to day operations of the outlets. He also represents the company for new opportunities to grow the business and assists the general managers in overcoming everyday challenges of running an efficient operation.