Nabyendu Das

A very energetic person who always strive for innovations in cocktails and beverages. He is very well known among the customers for his excellent services.

1. What is your role here?
I look into cocktail innovation, beverage standardisation, beverage stock maintain, liaison with the different liquor companies & customer service.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Being a passionate bartender, I have learned about “molecular Mixology” & implemented the same at my previous outlet which was the first time in Eastern Region. It was really complicated to learn.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
The Grid created such positive impact in the hospitality segment that, it doesn’t require any advertisement, only the positive feedback from the guest made me join this professional company.

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

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
The GRID (Karnani FnB LLP) is a brand now , not only in India but also in Overseas. 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 the 3 words to describe The GRID?
Only one sentence is enough to describe The GRID- Simply The Best.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
Identifying an unhappy customer/guest in a very busy day. Because whoever comes here as a guest, they are always well treated & happily served.

9.What do you like most about The GRID?
I like anything & everything related to The GRID.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
The Day I have joined The GRID has and will always be my favourite memory.

11. What have you gained from working here?
Dedication, Creativity, Punctuality & Future planning.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years ?
I want to become a corporate F&B Manager within next 5 years.

13. What is the favorite part about working here?
The GRID believes in never ending innovation, in terms of food, beverage and everything. This is the best part about working here.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
There is no specific proud moment as such, because I feel that being a part of this great team itself makes me very proud.

 

Anamika Bhattacharya

Very enthusiastic and always eager to learn new things and take responsibilities .She looks after desserts but never limits her into that and always tries to help other sections also.

1. What is your role here?
I’m working here as a dessert chef.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
The GRID is the opening chapter in my career book. Thanks to the management for allowing me the opportunity to show my skills.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
Heard about this wonderful place from Chef Chiranjib Chatterjee, all thanks to him for recommending me a place with excellent and friendly team and a visionary leader.

4. How do you balance your career at and family?
Haha! I guess being unmarried is the advantage I have. I’ve not yet faced this phase so I put my soul and time into this place.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
A lot! Being the first place to work in and being associated with such a wonderful and growing company I am sure to get some good exposure. Every day is a new experience and I get to learn so many things.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
Haha! I would surely love to switch the position of our respected Corporate Chef Chiranjib Chatterjee. Jokes apart, I would surely love to see myself in a higher position with my hardwork and manage a team of other junior chefs.

7. What are the 3 words to describe The GRID?
-Needless to say that this company is very employee centric. All thanks to the leadership of Sir Gaurav Karnani. It’s the best place any employee would ever want.
-The entire team is so friendly and decent. We are all like a family and this place has a safe working environment for woman.
-This is now the most happening place of Kolkata, so being associated with it is a matter of pride.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
Not being specialized in Dessert, still managing the dessert section is the most challenging thing. But yes this indeed is helping me to learn a lot about desserts and improving my skills everyday.

9.What do you like most about The GRID?
The working environment and the big kitchen area is the best thing any chef would ever wish for.

10. What has been your favourite memory here at The GRID?
1st joining day is indeed the most memorable one as that was the day when I stepped into this industry to build my career, and the day when my photo got published in The Telegraph. Feels great to see myself getting covered by such a publisher.

11. What have you gained from working here?
Food presentation, guest interaction, working in pressure.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years ?
After gaining sufficient knowledge and skills I wish to be a restaurant owner in future. Its my dream and I am trying my best to turn that into reality.

13. What is the favorite part about working here?
Sunday is the day when I get to enjoy my favorite moment as that is the day when I set up the Sunday Brunch dessert section. It’s a joyous feeling to look at the dessert spread on Sunday brunches.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
Winning the award of Best Employee of the Month is the proudest moment till now. Not many companies conduct such activities. This itself proves how employee centric the company is.

 

Arpita Mallick

Her catch line is don’t mess with me. Ambitious and very focused in work..never take tensions and a great team member in one word.

1. What is your role here?
My role is very simple at here do day to day mise en place, taking care of the hygiene part, help my co-workers, checking the receiving areas and place it in proper area, do requisitions and maintain daily consumptions.

2. Before working at The GRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Strange but true, I’ve been into Bike racing before I joined The GRID.

3. How did you first learn about The GRID?
I heard bout this wonderful place from Chef Anil Shaw and Chef Animesh Dey. Lucky I am that they told me!

4. How do you balance your career at and family?
Well I balance it like a balance sheet! After whole day working, when I get back to home and see my parents everything gets balanced itself. And even the entire team of The GRID is my extended family so its easy for me.

5. How has The GRID helped you in your career development?
Working with my corporate chef gives me great confidence. Chef Chiranjib is our mentor and I’m lucky to have his guidance. He has the Midas touch, any junior chef under his guidance is sure to have a wonderful career.

6. If you could switch your job with anyone else within this company, whose job would you want?
That would definitely be with Chef Chiranjib. I would like to be in his shoes and see how it feels to manage such a huge team and guide them the proper way and keep them motivated at the same time.

7. What are 3 words to describe The GRID?
Three words are very less to describe this wonderful place. I would say gorgeous ambience, innovative concept and delicious food.

8. What do you find the most challenging at The GRID?
The most challenging thing at The GRID is to make Sunday brunch best in Kolkata & make my chef satisfied. We have set the the benchmark to such a level that our guests expect the best from us, so its always a challenge to keep up to their expectations.

9. What do you like most about The GRID?
The huge and proper equipped kitchen is the best part. That is the place where I spend the most of day and I enjoy each and every part of it.

10. What has been your favorite memory here at The GRID?
My favorite memory at The Grid is the grand opening day of The GRID. Felt very proud to see how the City of Joy accepted this place.

11. What have you gained from working here?
I’ve gained many things from my corporate chef Chiranjib Chatterjee such as how to make the foods look very presentable, cook foods to their perfection and the most important timing. Chef always guides me how to interact with the guests and also take feed back of foods from them. He is an artist and a gem as a person.

12. What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
I want to become and Executive chef and see myself handling critical situations and providing my own recipes to the guests.

13. What is the favorite part about working here?
My favorite part is the live counter.

14. What is your proudest moment at The GRID?
My proudest moment is when I was selected for the best employee of the month for 2 times. I must say that this company is very employee centric and the way the management works keeps all of us so motivated. All thanks to our director Mr. Gaurav Karnani.