Mr. Suvo Sardar

Mr. Suvo Sardar, our Employee of the Month of June, is a cheerful, young and hard-working human who is passionate about brewing and takes immense pride in his position of Brewery Cellarman at the GRID Brewery. Here is an excerpt of his wonderful experience at The GRID so far.

1. What is your role here?
I am a Brewery cellarman, we ensure that the beers are consistent and available at any given hour.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before this I was working with a health centre on part-time basis. We ensured that the community had a pest-free life and our unit was pretty successful in keeping the mosquitoes in check. During my tenure there, none in that community contracted any diseases spread through mosquitoes. At the same time I was working with a music group, wherein I was composing and scheduling gigs.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
I was introduced by my brother who was already a part and proud of the property. So I visited the place and met the people and felt like I had to be associated to The GRID instantly.

4. How do you balance your career and family?
I am here early in the morning and back home as soon as my shift ends. It is mostly balanced since the work is distributed amongst my colleagues and they are always supportive.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
The GRID has groomed me in the right direction and support my hobbies too.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
I like my job because I work with pride and work hard in any place you put me in, so for the above question, I am happy with the current position I am in and one day would wish to climb up the ladder and trust my hard work and nature to take its own course.

7. What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Great, Unique and Attractive.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
It is always challenging, if the procedure is not followed appropriately then the outcome of the beer is different. Hence we have stringent hygiene standards and rock solid protocols to ensure beer consistency.

9. What do you like most about The GRID?
The Team. We are all very friendly and are part of the same family now. We keep pulling pranks on each other and encourage each other to keep the morale high in the brewery. The work atmosphere is comfortable and fun.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
There are too many but to name one. It was sometime in January 2018, when the whole crew went to Eco Park after a hectic day at work. It felt good and it was very relaxing.

11. What have you gained from working here?
I have learnt about brewing and everything related to it.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years ?
Growth for the brewery, the crew and myself. I wish the brewing family stays intact.

13. What is the favourite part about working here?
Working with the brewing team and pulling pranks on each other.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
The company has trusted me with such a great task of brewing and appreciated me for the amount of hard work I have put in. So, I am happy to know that I was nominated as the employee of the month. I will forever cherish this moment forever along with my brewing team.

 

Mr. Subhankar Samanta

Mr. Subhankar Samanta is known for his warm personality and unparalleled dedication towards his position as a steward at the F&B service team of The GRID. We proudly announce him as the Employee of the Month for May. He was thrilled to have been nominated and here is a sneak peek to the same.

1. What is your role here?
It is a privilege offered by the company to be a part of the F&B service team as a Steward.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
There is nothing specific I can think of.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
It was through my ex-colleagues & friends that I came across The GRID.

4. How do you balance your career and family?
The thoughtfully designed everyday-routine helps me strike a balance between my career & family.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
Every day is a new experience at The GRID. There is something new that I learn each day and it has contributed massively towards developing professionalism.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
No such desired job profile. I believe that hard-work & dedication is the key of success.

7. What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Three Years of Excellence.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
It is always fun to work at The GRID, but the most challenging part is when we have to compromise with the quality of service for our guests.

9. What do you like most about The GRID?
The GRID is extremely close to my heart not only because I am the part of this excellence, but because of the charm it holds in terms of productivity & integrity.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
My first day at The GRID. It is an unforgettable moment when I was honored & pampered by the management & colleagues.

11. What have you gained from working here?
Not only has The GRID shaped my professional career, the entire experience has helped me develop my mental strength as well.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
I wish to be a part of the top management faculty in the leading hospitality industry.

13. What is the favourite part about working here?
The entire journey has always been fun for me because of our excellent team efforts and unbeatable unity.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
When I was asked by the HR to visit the photo studio for my nomination as an employee of the month. There is nothing more satisfying than getting recognition for hard work.

 

Sk Saimine Sultan

Sk. Saimine Sultan can be described as a very ambitious, energetic and cheerful young lady and is an integral part of The GRID workforce. We proudly announce her as the Employee of the month for March. Lets see what she has to say to a few questions asked by the management.

1. What is your role here?
I am handling dessert and pantry section here at The GRID.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before working at The GRID, I was just a student. This is my first job.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
I got to learn about The GRID from my college. First I have done my intern here, after that I became an Employee.

4. How do you balance your career and family? 
By giving equal time to both career and family, because both are important at its own place.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development? 
Working at The GRID is definitely impacting my career in a very positive way. I am getting to learn a lot of things here.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want? 
Given an option I would like to switch it with Mr. Jayanta Saha.

7. What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Awesome, Fantastic & most happening place of Kolkata.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?    
Working under pressure and handling the guests is the most challenging task at The GRID. 
                      
9. What do you like most about The GRID? 
Amazing work environment and very friendly colleagues is what amuses me the most about The GRID.

10. What has been your favorite memory here at The GRID? 
My favorite memory is when my colleagues celebrated my birthday here at The GRID.

11. What have you gained from working here? 
I have learnt to work under pressure, work satisfaction and gained lots of knowledge about food.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
I want to be a Sous Chef of some company.

13. What is the favorite part about working here?     
I like everything about The GRID, but to mention one I love helping my Seniors to make all the set up for every Sunday Brunch Buffet.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
Being a part of The GRID itself makes me proud.

 

Mr. Prakash Singha

Prakash Singha can be described as a kind of team player who always strives for innovation. We proudly announce him as the Employee of the month for February. Let’s see what he has to say to few questions asked by the management.

1) What is your role here?
I look into cocktail innovation, meeting the beverage standards and guest satisfaction.

2) Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? 
Being a bartender I have learnt about the fusion mixology and implemented the same at my previous outlet.

3) How did you first learn about The GRID?
The GRID is a renowned property across India, I got to know about it from the media.

4) How do you balance your career and family? 
I believe that if a professional wants to be successful in terms of career and family, he/she has to give his/her 100% towards the job & family both equally. This is the only way to balance professional and personal life at the same time.

5) How has The GRID helped you in your career development? 
The GRID is itself a Brand all over India, so by default working here is creating a great positive impact in my career growth.

6) If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want? 
I would like to switch it with Mr.Suman Jana’s job.

7) What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Awesome, Great & Unbeatable.

8) What do you find the most challenging at The GRID? 
Because of the very busy schedule, I find it quite challenging for the entire team at the bar front to create one of the best cocktails of the city which are both visually appealing and tempting at the same time. I believe that the team is handling it very well indeed.

9) What do you like most about The GRID? 
I like each and everything which is related with The GRID.

10) What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID? 
When we achieved 2Cr+ in a month. It was like an achievement of a lifetime.

11) What have you gained from working here? 
Dedication, motivation, accuracy towards my drinks & future planning.

12) What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
I want to become a Corporate head within next 5 years.

13) What is the favorite part about working here?
My favorite part is that The GRID believes to create something new which makes me more knowledgeable every single day. I get to learn new things every day here at The GRID.

14) What is your proudest moment at The GRID? 
I feel that being a part of this great team itself makes me proud.

 

Mr. Manoj Saha

Manoj Saha can be described as someone who likes to take challenges and move out of his comfort zone. His being a team player can be attributed as one of the biggest reasons for his success. We proudly announce him as the Employee of the month for January. Let’s see what he has to say to few questions asked by the management.

1) What is your role here?
Working as Senior Accountant at THE GRID.

2) Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? 
I have started my career with a chartered company and from there I got the interest of working in accounts field and know more about accounting.

3) How did you first learn about The GRID?
From social media & Ex colleagues.

4) How do you balance your career and family? 
I am maintaining my career & my family separately. My family and team members are very much supportive and even understands me. It has helped me to balance my career & family.

5) How has The GRID helped you in your career development? 
The GRID helped me to work in a systematic work environment. This is my first job in hospitality industry. Every day is a new experience & I get to learn so many things related to this industry.

6) If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want? 
I am not interested to switch my job with any position within this company. But I would like to see myself in a higher position with my hard work and manage a team.

7) What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
1. Employee friendly
2. Great working environment
3. Systematic working place

8) What do you find the most challenging at The GRID? 
To complete my work in time schedule and satisfy the management. I also find it challenging to learn the changes in taxation part of this industry and reply to the queries of Govt. authorities.

9) What do you like most about The GRID? 
The working environment and helpful team members.

10) What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID? 
Enjoying staff party at THE GIRD with colleagues who are very much helpful and co-operative.

11) What have you gained from working here? 
I have gained good knowledge and work satisfaction in a friendly environment and learnt many things about this industry from our Finance Controller Mr. Soumanjan Bose.

12) What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
To continue working with The GRID family for a long time and learn more to grow myself with the organization through sincerity & hard work.

13) What is the favorite part about working here?
My favorite part is working in a friendly environment with a helpful team.

14) What is your proudest moment at The GRID? 
This is proudest moment for me when I am getting the honour of best employee of the month award for my sincerity & hard work.

 

Mr. Lalu Das

Eager to learn and dedication to work is what best describes Mr Lalu Das. His journey from kitchen stewarding to a pizza chef has been an incredible one and worth complimenting. We proudly announce him as the Employee of the month for December. Let’s see what he has to say to few questions asked by the management.

1) What is your role here?
I’m working here in the pizza section.

2) Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? 
I used to work as kitchen utility under one facility management company, from there chef Chiranjib took me and gave me hands on training in the pizza section, even i tried my first pizza here only in my life.

3) How did you first learn about The GRID?
From chef Jayanta Saha.

4) How do you balance your career and family? 
I spend time with my family after my work hours by helping my wife in household works and look after my kid’s studies

5) How has The GRID helped you in your career development? 
I feel myself now as a respected employee which gives me a great satisfaction.

6) If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want? 
I will not switch my job but I will just always work with chef Chiranjib Chatterjee. He has changed my life.

7) What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
1. Employee friendly
2. Great working environment as seniors are very well behaved and eager to help
3. Your works are always appreciated

8) What do you find the most challenging at The GRID? 
To make chef happy and satisfied with my work.

9) What do you like most about The GRID? 
The working environment and very clean kitchen area.

10) What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID? 
1st joining day in the grid kitchen.

11) What have you gained from working here? 
Learning, discipline, and job satisfaction.

12) What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
Will learn more and continue working with chef Chiranjib Chatterjee.

13) What is the favorite part about working here?
Working with a fantastic team.

14) What is your proudest moment at The GRID? 
When The GRID wins any award.

 

Ms. Sushmita Ghosh

From welcoming the guests to answering their complaints and concerns, Sushmita plays a major role in the operations and she has been very good at it. We proudly announce her as the Employee of the month for November. Let’s see what she has to say to few questions asked by the management.

1. What is your role here?
I handle the guest complaints and concerns in an efficient and timely manner, coordinate and maintain the guest data base and history, take up reservation and bookings, take up the calls, maintain up to date information on current promotions, offers and packages, collect the guest feedbacks, giving proper and complete handovers to the next shift, follow the house rules and policies.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I have started my career from Wall Street Bar which is also a Gastro-pub and from there I got the interest of working in a night club and to know more about Food and beverage.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
Trust me, I have always heard about The GRID from others but I have never thought that it would be such a amazing place. I came to know about this place from DJ Harish and he is the one who have recommended me for the job.

4. How do you balance your career and family?
The career and family goes hand in hand. I never needed to balance, as my family was always very supportive and understanding. I don’t think my career will ever come between me and my family as my career has its own particular timing and I get enough time to spend with my parents. Hence it’s not at all any issue and I promise it would never be.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
First of all I would like to say it’s not The Grid for me, it is The GRID family. The term FAMILY itself describe what it stands for – the perfect support and understanding. You develop career-wise when you get the support. Mr. Palash, Mr. Suman and Mr. Chanchal have always helped and supported me in every ways possible and I’m still learning from them. I’m thankful to them for whatever I’m today.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
I will never want to switch with anyone as everyone is pre experienced and there’s lot to learn. But yes I would like to take the names by whom I’m inspired and I wish to be like them someday and they are Chef Chiranjib and Mr. Tanmoy Roy. I just like the way they use all sort of innovative and creative ideas. They are the most talented people I have ever seen. They are just perfect the way they are today.

7. What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Amazing, bliss, crazy

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
Without challenge one would never prosper, every guest has their own requirements, to fulfill each and every needs of every individual guest and to make their visit a memorable and worth and as well as to maintain the profile of the outlet is the greatest challenge.

9. What do you like most about The GRID?
The best part of The GRID is The GRID infrastructure itself. The place itself gives a clear idea of the name. The name suits the construction and The Grid family is just like the name- together always strong and perfect, starting from ambience, food, craft beer, service, music and the crazy vibes that it creates.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
When your every moment is your favourite, how can you specify any particular memory.
I’m still counting so that I can create more memories.

11. What have you gained from working here?
Working with a brand what one would gain? Working with so many already experienced people have raised my sense of personality and it’s still uplifting my confidence. What else does anyone needs? I’m gaining myself and I enjoy knowing myself more. i.e. my potentiality.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years ?
To think about the future after 5years is a big deal though. I would like to say that I really urge to see myself as an outlet manager.

13. What is the favourite part about working here?
I love working here and I’m hard working but my priority has always been ‘FUN’ at the first place. Working with this GRID family has always been both fun and entertaining. The bond that I share with the team members is the favourite most of mine. The way they support, encourage and understand me, it’s more than overwhelming. I enjoy working here.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
I being accepted by The Grid brand is an obvious matter of pride for me. I would like to show my respect to Mr. Tanmoy Roy for letting me in this grid family. Working with a team so elegant, professional and entertaining make my every moment bright and proud.

 

Mr. Prashanta Purakait

Prashanta, our store assistant deserves an applaud for his excellent stock management skills. He makes sure that we never run out of inventory, and he has been excellent at it.

1. What is your role here?
Working as Store Assistant at THE GRID.

2. Before working at The Grid, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Farming different kind of vegetables back at the home.

3. How did you first learn about The Grid?
Through social media and ex colleagues.

4. How do you balance your career and family?
By giving equal time and opportunity to both.

5. How has The Grid helped you in your career development?
Had learned new process of stores and book keeping along with inventory management.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
Would like be a chef, and switch with kitchen assistant.

7. What are 3 words to describe The Grid?
Energetic work place.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The Grid?
Working under quick order processing system.

9. What do you like most about The Grid?
Happy working environment with friendly team mates.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The Grid?
Enjoying staff party at THE GRID with colleagues, who are like family to me.

11. What have you gained from working here?
Gained knowledge and work satisfaction after working under a friendly manager i.e. Mr. Surojit Paul. Had learned many new process and my hard

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years ?
I wish to continue with The Grid family and enjoy the work. Also would like to grow with the organization in the upcoming days through my learning attitude, sincere and hard work.

13. What is the favorites part about working here?
Most favorite part is working with a team where all the HOD’s are very much friendly and employee centric in nature.

14. What is your proudest moment at The Grid?
I had worked very sincerely over here and the very work has got recognized by the organization. Got appraisal and now getting best employee of the moth award. This is truly the proudest moment for me.

 

Mr Santosh

It is people like him who work hard in the background to ensure that the taps never run out of beer and the brewery performance is optimum. He also ensures that the International Standards of quality and hygiene are maintained at all time.

1. What is your role here?
Brewery maintenance and hygiene control

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was in a couple of interesting jobs. I started may career in a watch manufacturing company, gradually moved to electronics like television and radio manufacturing. Got my big break in stainless steel fabrication facility in Bangalore, where I spent a good chunk of my youth.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
I came here to erect the micro-brewery under the guidance of my previous company, this is when I saw the place for the first time and was in complete awe.

4. How do you balance your career and family?
Since my home is a few kilometers away, I do not waste time on commuting and ‘The GRID’ has given me flexible working hours, where I make most of it by not compromising on my personal or professional life.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
The GRID gave me an opportunity to learn a unique skill set, namely ‘Brewing’ which has certainly helped in molding my career in the right path.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
I would like to switch my job with Mr. Koushika Viswanath, for various reasons, to name a few, the job is one of a kind and designing beers are interesting and relaxing at the same time. There are many variables to keep a track of. It is fun filled and exciting to create excellent beers which the city appreciates. His passion is contagious and I have picked it up along the way.

7. What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Superb, Homely and Craft-Beer.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
Keeping the brewery spotless, maintaining it to run without breakdowns and following international hygiene standards.

9. What do you like most about The GRID?
Working in our prestigious micro-brewery.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
Sometimes, after we finish our brewday, we have a small meeting where we check everything and also pass funny remarks on each other, it feels very relaxing and it will always be one of my cherished memories.

11. What have you gained from working here?
I have learnt a great deal of things, namely: brewing, plant maintenance, respecting my fellow colleagues, hygiene standards, etc.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years ?
To become an integral part of ‘The GRID’ by making it the best brewpub in the country.

13. What is the favourite part about working here?
Checking all the beers on tap and while it is fermenting.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
When they accepted my application for the position of ‘Brewery Quality Control’. Recently, I received a certificate of excellence from the M.D. ‘Mr. Gaurav Karnani’ Sir, It was a proud moment.

 

Rohan Das

He is the Captain at The GRID and a champ in multitasking. He ensures that all the guests are being attended and served promptly even during the rush hours by managing relative departments.

1. What is your role here?
Being a captain I look after the floor operations, back area management, staff allocations, guest satisfaction, helping team to achieve desired targets, maintaining the service standards by training and supervising the staffs and keeping a close contact with the chef and kitchen staff to learn about changes & ensure food orders are processed efficiently.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before working with The GRID, the most interesting job I did was working with my previous company where I worked in different formats of services and learned different ways of satisfying different guests in different set ups.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
I first came to know about this amazing place of Kolkata called The GRID now from one of my fellow colleague of my old organisation. At that point of time what has developed interest in me to join this place was that it’s a microbrewery which was completely a new concept.

4. How do you balance your career at and family?
I believe balancing career and family becomes much easier when you have very supportive family and team members. I’m blessed to be a part of a team where each and every one stands beside you when you need them the most and definitely lucky to have a family which understands and supports me in every odd situations.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
The GRID helped me to be punctual, disciplined, humble, focused, passionate and more over The GRID has created such a great impact in the hotel industry globally that I’m sure after being associated with this Brand I will grow in a great way.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
Definitely I want to become like Mr. Tanmoy Roy someday. I just love to be the way he is today.

7. What are the 3 words to describe The GRID?
CRAZY, MAGICAL & WOW

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
To satisfy an unsatisfied guest and turning his or her experience to be a memorable one and definitely to cater the huge crowd, maintaining proper standard and satisfying most of them.

9. What do you like most about The GRID?
This place is simply the best. The best thing about this place is the vibes it has got. The GRID is a brand now with its individuality, be it for their food, cocktails, craft beer, uniform, ambience and the team as well. The place is something so unique and different from any other place. In my word it is just next level pubbbing what in our words we say GRIDDING.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
The day when I have been offered to join this place.

11. What have you gained from working here?
I have gained a lot of recognition in my city among our fraternity for being a part of this successful brand which is definitely a great thing for my career growth as well.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
To be the corporate f&b manager of a well recognized brand.

13. What is the favorite part about working here?
Working with some of the most craziest, experienced, brave and talented professionals of the town and learning new things all the time!

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
The day when I have been handed over the Certificate of Appreciation from our respected MD, Mr. Gaurav Karnani that was a great feeling.