Mr. Rahul Akerkar
Managing Director & Director Cuisine, Indigo
Rahul Akerkar set up deGustibus in 1996. Indigo – a fine dining restaurant - opened in 1999 and quickly made the Condé Nast Traveller’s “World’s Hottest 60 Tables” list. It was ranked 75 in the San Pellegrino “World’s Best Restaurants” awards in 2007. Between 2005 and 2012, he set up four New York-style Indigo Delis, and Moveable Feast - a multi-cuisine catering company, elevating the art of table service and taking entertaining to unparalleled levels of sophistication. In 2009, he launched Tote on the Turf, an award-winning venture in architecture, design and hospitality with 25,000 sq ft space, which also houses the Awadhi restaurant Neel – voted as one of the best new restaurants in 2011 – the Tote Bar and Tote Banquets.
Rahul was featured in Asiaweek’s Survey of “Kitchen Gods”. He often addresses the food and hospitality industry as a speaker, has authored several articles and has been guest chef in several kitchens and culinary festivals worldwide.