Founded in 2011 and quickly becoming the new favorite for many in town, The Table continues to dazzle with its high-end bistro fare with an impeccable five-star experience. We spoke to co-founder Gauri Devidayal about her exciting journey so far.
TCT: What’s your journey with The Table been like? Can you take us on a short trip down memory lane?
All I can say, it’s been one seriously crazy journey; one I couldn’t have remotely anticipated in my wildest dreams. It’s been almost five years, and I have no idea where the time has flown. I can still remember the thrill of opening night on January 18, 2011, to winning our first award in December 2011, to a mini fire we had a few months ago and had to come rushing back from our vacation in the US! Definitely been one helluva roller coaster ride!
TCT: What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the restaurant business?
Please get into it with fully open eyes and no misguidance on what it takes to run a restaurant. Be prepared to dedicate your entire life to it for the first year at least. Don’t get into it if you think it’s a glamorous profession!
TCT: What’s next?
We have an exciting new kitchen space coming up in Reay Road, which we will open to the public for special dinner events. We’re going to also shortly launch a wholesale bakery product line and finally, private dinner catering services.
TCT: What is your dream project?
To open a restaurant in San Francisco.
TCT: What’s your pet peeve?
TCT: What is your favorite restaurant?
I can’t name just one in the world, so I’ll stick to India and say Indian Accent in Delhi (after The Table of course!)
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