Heading the F&B department at DLF Limited in New Delhi and Gurgaon, Mr. Javed Shaikh brings with him over 10 years of expertise in restaurant operations. A dynamic, dedicated, and diligent individual, Mr. Shaikh has had a successful career trajectory owing to his commitment to innovation and drive in the Indian F&B space and business development goals.
A B.Sc. graduate in Hospitality & Hotel Administration from IHM Guwahati, he is a Certified FSSAI Trainer ( 2018) and a Certified Lead at Hyatt trainer (2021). With an impressive trajectory of heading restaurant operations and managing customer relations, Mr. Javed Shaikh has previously held the titles of – Director of food & beverage at the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa and of Director of Operations-events, Food and Beverage Manager at Andaz Delhi & Hyatt Delhi Residences.
Winner of The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry across the globe by Eventex for 2022, Mr. Javed Shaikh aims to bring his paramount vision for MKT to life; bringing it to the discovery list of Asia’s 50 best restaurants for the year 2023. In his role as the Head of Operations at MKT New Delhi, Mr. Shaikh is excited to elevate the stellar performance of the renowned restaurant with a focus on sustainable practices. Understanding that the food and beverage domain thrives on experiences through innovations and constant reinventions with diverse entertainment, he plans on leading the experienced team at MKT with a focus on luxury, lifestyle, and experiential dining incorporating extensive vegan selections with plant-based as well as local and organic products, and a conscious approach to sourcing products that are sustainably manufactured, produced and distributed.
His vision for DLF restaurants includes expanding their portfolio by increasing the number of outlets under their brands “On the Go”- an innovative grab-and-go snack bar, and “Cha shi”- an oriental café with an emphasis on comfort food. He sees a significant increase in the demand for off-site catering and recognizes the importance of social interactions and the need for a revival of a sense of connection in the F&B industry, putting equal emphasis on curating bespoke experiences with conceptualized catering.
A Nominee of the Power25 among Asia, Africa, middle east & south asia Hoteliers Web 2021 and a finalist for Food and Beverage Manager of the Year of Hoteliers India 2021, in the upscale & luxury category, Mr. Shaikh’s wealth of experience and accolades contribute to his vision and vigor of innovation and grandeur amongst the F&B industry in India.