With the food and beverage industry on an overdrive in India, there have been several players who have come and gone. However, OPA Hospitality that completes a decade this year has stood the test of time with a diversified set of offerings that has kept the taste buds of Mumbaikars satiated.
Serial restaurateur Ashesh L Sajnani the force behind OPA Hospitality started his journey with the brand in 2012 after he earned a Hospitality Diploma from ‘Hosta School of Hotel and Tourism’ in Leysin, Switzerland. He followed this with hospitality experience in various eateries in Switzerland, a brief internship in Taj Dubai and 16 months in Gallops, Mumbai. He then started his first café, restaurant, and lounge, Le Cafe in Chembur in 2004.
He also began managing the Hotel – Jewel of Chembur and went on to launch an Indian restaurant Moksha (now rebranded as Via Bombay) and Asterix (Lounge Bar) within the hotel in 2007. He has also worked on a Speakeasy bar called PDT in Lower Parel in 2014. After this he launched Bombay Food Truck in 2015, which serves authentic fusion of Mumbai flavours with a gourmet street food twist. Currently there are three such food trucks that can be seen in Mumbai.
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