Food Engineer/ Creative & Communications Manager New Delhi, India
Kunal Chandra is a food and beverage communications specialist and ideator.
He is passionate about food studies and subjects such as slow food, ethnobotany, food anthropology, food economy, food in art and literature, history of food, food journalism, nutrition and health, food and pop culture, sustainability, food democracy and food in film. He cooks and eats too.
Food & Beverage Engineer
Olive Bar & Kitchen Pvt. Ltd.
2012 – Present • New Delhi, India
Currently works with Olive Bar & Kitchen Pvt. Ltd. which runs the iconic restaurant brands – Toast & Tonic, Monkey Bar, The Fatty Bao, Olive Beach, SodaBottleOpenerWala, Ek Bar, Guppy By Ai and more.
Slow Food International
2011 – 2012 • Bra, Italy
The internship included extensive photography and work on the Slow Fish campaign, Raw Milk campaign and other international communication assignments.
Associate – Media, Marketing, Operations
Food Lovers, Hospitality Initiatives India Pvt Ltd
2008 – 2011 • Bangalore, India
He was involved extensively on editorial content, food/ beverage research, business development, production of a food guide/ food awards, planning and executing culinary and wine events.
The Park Hotel
2007 – 2008 • Bangalore, India
Completed an Internship at The Park Hotel, Bangalore (India) and its award winning restaurant Italia.
Masters in Food Culture & Communications
2011 – 2012 • Pollenzo, Italy
Received a Masters Degree Cum Laude. His final dissertation detailed the process of recollecting memories via the medium of food and beverage.
Bachelor of Hotel Management
2005 – 2009 • Bangalore, India
Graduated with Distinction