Bhupender Nath

Founder & Managing Director

Based on the prospect of elevating the revered Indian cuisine & hospitality while bringing it onto the global culinary center stage, Mr. Bhupender Nath established Passion F&B.

An avid traveler and a fervent foodie, he has always been inspired by the hospitality industry. Mr. Nath has been named ‘Indian Innovator’ by Entrepreneur ME, ‘F&B Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Entrepreneur ME, and ‘F&B CEO of the Year’ by Caterer ME, among others.

Chef Himanshu Saini

Corporate Chef

Considered as one of the youngest tastemakers in modern cuisine today, Chef Himanshu stepped out into the world of gourmet cuisine with the aim to make his mark through constant innovation and to change the perception of Indian cuisine, globally. Over the years, he has been able to successfully change the perceptions of diners toward Indian food through his innovative dishes, thereby elevating the global standing of the cuisine, today. The evolution of Trèsind is his ode to the culinary legacy of his homeland.

In recognition of his culinary skills, Chef Himanshu was ranked #66 in the 100 Best Chef 2022 Awards and awarded the Chef of the Year title during the Gault & Millau Awards 2023.

Chef Rahul Rana

Executive Chef | Avatara

Hailing from the northern part of India, Rishikesh, Chef Rahul has been raised at the foothills of the Himalayas. Since it was a tourist destination, he has grown up having an innate understanding of different cultures and cuisines. He grew up in a predominantly vegetarian community, which exposed his intrigue towards food and exploring different possibilities with it. Chef Rahul’s innovative culinary skills and passion for vegetarian cuisine earned him the title of Future Great Chef of the Year during the Gault & Millau UAE 2023 awards, cementing his place as a rising star in the industry.

His focus has been to evoke strong emotions with every bite. With a fair knowledge and a rich background of having worked with some of the top restaurants in India, his creative sense has developed a methodical approach to develop Dubai’s first vegetarian fine dining experience.

Chef Sanket Joshi

Head Chef | Avatara Mumbai

Chef Sanket’s culinary journey is a testament to his deep love for food and his fervent desire to spread the joy of dining to all. Growing up in a household brimming with culinary enthusiasts, he imbibed the essence of cooking from an early age, enriched by his mother’s coastal roots in Maharashtra. Fond childhood memories of exploring humble stalls with his grandfather fuelled his passion for the artistry of cooking, igniting a lifelong pursuit of gastronomic excellence.
Guided by his father’s adventurous palate, Chef Sanket embarked on a culinary journey that would span over a decade, with stints at renowned establishments such as Delta, ITC, Sofitel, Tresind Dubai, and Oberois. Honoured with a degree in Hotel Management from DY Patil University, his passion for food was honed through pre-opening endeavours and diverse culinary experiences.

With his latest venture, Avatara, he seeks to showcase the rich tapestry of Indian vegetarian cuisine, revealing its diverse flavors and untapped potential.

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