Management Team

Core Free-lance Team / Network Associates

BAPL has embarked with the twin objective of providing quality professional management consultancy services in the hospitality space encompassing Hotel and Restaurant industry and to bring in to the Asian region top quality products related to the hospitality trade. BAPL has on board a team of highly motivated, energetic and experienced professionals with vast exposure to the nuances of the hospitality industry.

PROFILE OF THE TEAM (All are Free-lance Professional having specialized skills and expertise specific domain of hospitality)

Mr. Pravin Gupta Managing Director

(pravin@businessassociate.biz)

A Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Member of The Hotel Catering Institutional Management Association U.K. (MHCIMA), he has worked with the Hotel Taj Intercontinental, Gulf Air, etc and is advisor to Casino Group, McDonalds, Kamat Hotels (of Orchid group), Hindustan Petroleum for their Catering Services, Emirates Flight Kitchen, Dubai, BJN Hospitality, Lords Hotels to name a few.


Mr. Rajendra Diwan - Advisor Projects for Kitchens and Retail Chain.

Ex Director Projects of TAJ Group of Hotels. Having 40+ years of experience. Has the distinction of being involved in setting-up of various flight kitchens, central kitchens acrosss India. Has served with TAJ and Ambassador Group of Hotels.


Prof. Prafull Shingote - Setting-up Catering College and Hotel Management Institutes

(Principal of D. Y. Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Pune)

An Entrepreneur-turned-Academician, Post-Graduate with a Diploma in Hotel Management has served on the faculty of various prominent Hospitality Management Institutes & Colleges for the last 15 years..


Mr. Anand Deshpande – Advisor (Institutional & Industrial Catering Services)

A Post Graduate Post Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology has over 30ears experience in the field of Institutional & Industrial Catering. Recently took voluntary retirement from Cummins India Ltd as General Manager Catering & Facilities Services.


Mr. Andrew Fernandes - Hygiene & Quality Assurance Specialist

(andrew@businessassociate.biz)

Having wealth of experience in the field of Hygiene & Quality Assurance, worked with reputed organisation over a period of 30 years. Worked with flight caterers to name a few, S.A.S, Oman Aviation, Ambassadors,Tajsats, Oberoi’s and Skygourmet. Has also set up Gmp for Healthcare units implementing Haccp and I.S.O standards.


Ms. DIVYA GROVER - Food Styling Chef and Chef de cuisine in Continenetal and Moghlai cuisine

An enthusiastic, motivated, proactive achiever with a passion for food and extensive knowledge of culinary processes and procedures and broad range of expertise in food preparation and presentation techniques done at leading Hotel and Restaurants. Has demonstrative skill to perform culinary art to the very highest standard.


Mr. Sunil Sarkar - Consultant Chef & Menu Advisor

An ex Executive Chef of Taj Intercontinental / Taj Air Caterer / Centaur Hotel / Ambassador Flight Kitchen, he has over 35 years experience in the Hotel & Catering Industry. Has designed and commissioned several signature and theme based Restaurants in Mumbai, Goa and Kerala.


Mr. Satish Shinde – Auto Cadd Kitchen Designer / Planner

(satish@businessassociate.biz)

A Diploma in Mechanical Engineer, he has over 5 years experience in designing the auto cad designs and expert in 3D Photo-Shop.


Ms. Rovina Adenwala - Free-lance Market Research Analyst

An MBA with rich experience in the field of Market research and Branding. Have over 15 years experience in marketing and sales of FMCG and consumer health products. In addition has research experience across numerous categories including areas like QSR retailing etc.

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