Vineet Wadhwa started Fio Country Kitchen in 2008, keeping natural beauty as a crux. Wadhwa always wanted to choose something that could continuously inspire his work and then he could not find a better choice than picking up a natural habitat in the environs of the Garden of Five Senses.
For Vineet, the actual business started 25 years back when he returned to India. “I started off with a catering business initially as I thought it was a safe bet, but then seven years back in 2008, the inception of Fio Country Kitchen took place which then expanded in 2013 with Fio Cookhouse,” shares Wadhwa.
Idea of business
Inspired by Nature, Wadhwa named his catering business as Fio coming from an Italian word "Fiore", which means a flower.
“The idea took shape only because of my passion for a blend of nature with a perfect dining experience for people and that is what constantly drives me,” prompts Wadhwa.
The restaurateur kept in mind two most loved cuisines while curating the menu and serves as an extensive range of Italian and Indian food in its premises.
The Group has also come up with different zones within the restaurant. Al fresco, is a cosy interior dining space with a large space for events and parties.
Support from Family and Friends
Wadhwa always preferred getting funds from internal sources as it was a personal venture and he did not have any partners.
“I preferred to get funds from internal resources to avoid any risks,” adds Wadhwa.
Family has always been there to support him with his odd timings and crazy sense of exploring cuisines of the world. His family holidays always became culinary sojourns. Friends have been pillars of support to bring in the initial hype and draw which every new restaurant wants. There was a lot of support from friends and family also in term of financial assistance which has helped the Fio dream grow bigger each year.