About Us

The Main Pillars of Ceres Hospitality

Virtual restaurants have changed the way people eat. Customers are preferring to order their meals in a few clicks over takeaways and dining-out. Our much sought after restaurant brands, namely Pan of Asia which serves authentic oriental cuisine, Kadhai House which serves scrumptious north Indian and Mughlai food, and Pao & Bao which serves unique fusion dishes, have played a major role in defining the virtual dining landscape in Mumbai. We not only focus on prompt delivery, but also ensure that a high standard fresh meal is served to our users. By packaging it well, providing combos, and lip-smacking variety at affordable rates, our aim is to deliver not just a meal, but a gastronomical experience.

CEO & Co-Founder

Harsh Patel

With his knack for problem solving and never say never attitude, he is the go-to person in the face of challenges. Founder-Director of Ceres Hospitality, his thinking is way ahead of its time. By nurturing his idea of providing supreme standard food to the ever evolving, digitally savvy consumers in India, he is recognised as one of the most influential entrepreneurs.

Harsh owns the responsibility of spearheading advancements and innovations in the strategic and operational functionalities of Ceres Hospitality. Once revered as an Investment Banker at DSP Merrill Lynch, he honed his business skills from London during his Bachelors at Middlesex University. He then went on to pursue an MSc in Accounting and Finance from one of the world’s top institutes, London School of Economics. Although he carved a niche for himself in the corporate world, the entrepreneur in him did not let him settle for just that.

With his foresight and drive to achieve, Ceres Hospitality, and all the brands under it, namely Pao & Bao, Kadhai House, and Pan of Asia, have been the epitome of success. According to Harsh, this success can be attributed to his entire team that stood by him throughout and displayed immense support and expertise in respective domains. In the near future, he has plans of aggressively taking over the virtual kitchen space completely and further expanding to metros pan India.

Aside from all things work, Harsh finds solace in playing sports. He is a voracious reader and loves watching movies of varied genres. He truly believes in gaining and spreading knowledge, and is the president of an educational society which manages a college as well as an industrial training school.

Email : harsh@cereshospitality.com

CEO & Co-Founder

Deb Mukherjee

The biggest source of inspiration for the entire team, Deb is exceptionally focussed towards his goals. The Founder-Director of Ceres Hospitality, he is resilient and a true visionary. His far sightedness about the future trends in consumer behaviour and preferences, consumption patterns, as well as purchasing power, led him to co-create a one of its kind virtual restaurant chain encompassing three brands. Deb’s passion about food and all things digital is what drives him and Ceres Hospitality towards excellence.

He is the one who leads brand strategy and marketing. He also owns the responsibility of expanding the number of virtual kitchens included under Ceres Hospitality. An engineer from the highly reputed University of Birmingham, UK, Deb pursued his career in Investment Banking for close to 15 years. Following his ever growing roles and positions at JP Morgan, he ultimately quit as the Executive Director to accomplish dreams that he had always been zealous about. His outstanding expertise in understanding the intricacies of business coupled with his financial wisdom have enabled Ceres Hospitality to become customer favourites in no time. This customer satisfaction can be attributed to multiple factors – great user experience, lip-smacking offerings, prompt delivery, etc., all of which have been prioritised by Deb.

His current focus lies in expanding the Ceres footprint all across India’s top metros. His thorough belief in settling for nothing but the best has trickled down within the entire team, a bunch of enthusiastic and hardworking professionals. Apart from being a charismatic leader, Deb loves cooking and experimenting with food. If he is not found strategizing about the next big step for Ceres Hospitality towards success, he will probably be reading cookbooks or talking numbers to people who need guidance for making financial decisions.

Email : deb@cereshospitality.com

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