The dynamic COO of True Palate Café Pvt Ltd, Sumitt Wahall, is a man on a mission. He’s not only handling some of the most exceptional restaurants under True Palate Café Pvt Ltd, but he’s also helming a strategic expansion of the brand nationally as well as internationally. Here, in an exclusive interview with Sumita Chakraborty, Editor-in-chief, TheGlitz, the magician man Sumitt talks about his passion – True Palate Café Ltd, milestones and challenges, his bond with celebrity partners and more…
From ideating to realizing… how has the journey been?
The idea behind True Palate Cafe Pvt Ltd’s inception was to establish a collection of exceptional restaurants with different objectives. Our journey thus far has been deﬁned by careful planning, unwavering commitment, and an ongoing quest for culinary perfection. The birth of our brand marked the moment when our dream of bringing together the very best in culinary experiences became a reality.
Your bond with celebrity partners?
Our partnership with renowned ﬁgures like Virat Kohli, Karan Johar, and Kunal Kapoor is a result of a well-thought-out strategy. Their involvement with True Palate showcases their dedication to providing extraordinary culinary experiences. This collaboration has seamlessly combined their celebrity status with our culinary expertise, creating a synergy that has resonated with our customers.
What does your collab with your celeb partner involve?
While the day-to-day operations are meticulously managed by our dedicated team, the involvement of our celebrity partners is more consultative in nature. They contribute to the overarching creative process, including menu development and ambiance enhancement, ensuring that their unique tastes and ideas are harmoniously integrated into the fabric of our restaurants.
Tell us about working in sync with your celeb partners like Virat Kohli, Karan Johar and Kunal Kapoor…
Our interactions with Virat Kohli, Karan Johar, and Kunal Kapoor have been marked by a professional and collaborative spirit. Their involvement primarily revolves around offering insights and recommendations to augment the overall quality and experience, rather than dictating extensive changes to the fundamental aspects of our restaurants.
Managing a portfolio of high-end restaurants under one umbrella is undoubtedly a formidable challenge. To tackle this, we follow a carefully organized approach that includes effective operational management, precise coordination, and a steadfast dedication to maintaining the industry’s highest standards. This guarantees a smooth and outstanding dining experience at all our restaurants.
Our interactions with Virat Kohli, Karan Johar, and Kunal Kapoor have been marked by a professional and collaborative spirit.Sumitt Wahall, COO, True Palate Café Pvt Ltd
Competition is inherent in every industry, and we embrace it as a positive force that motivates us to continuously innovate and enhance our offerings for our customers. It encourages us to push our limits and provide an even more exceptional experience.
Professional milestones True Palate is very proud of…
We take great pride in opening 12 outlets within just two and a half years following the challenges posed by COVID-19, all while maintaining our unwavering commitment to quality. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce our plan to launch an additional 8 outlets in the next ﬁve months.
Our future plans encompass a strategic expansion of the True Palate brand, both on a national and international scale. We want to bring our unique concepts to new places and people while keeping True Palate’s excellent reputation. We plan to keep trying new things, exploring food, and giving our customers amazing dining experiences.