At TFS, we have champions from across the travel, food, retail and other complementary industries to deliver world-class operational and business excellence. From leadership teams to our front line heroes, from celebrity chefs to World's best Baristas, we have it all!
We are a group of passionate people who are constantly striving to better the business!
Mr Kapur has been a pioneer in the Indian F&B Industry and has been behind some of India's leading F&B brands and companies. Under his leadership, K-Hospitality Corp has expanded into one of the largest privately held Hospitality and Food Services Corporations in India, with operations across specialty restaurants, cafes, bars, food courts, travel retail, large F&B concession management, banqueting, as well as outdoor, sports & industrial catering.
Starting from a single restaurant under the brand name of Copper Chimney in 1972, today the group employs over 5,000 employees across its various F&B operations, and has built up a presence across the length and breadth of the country in all verticals of the food & beverage business.
Mr. Varun Kapur is the Executive Director with one of India's largest and fastest growing F&B companies - Travel Food Services (TFS). TFS is the leader in the Travel F&B Industry in the Indian Sub-continent, with operations spread across air, rail and road. He graduated 'magna cum laude' from New York University, Stern School of Business with Bachelors in Science – Finance and Accounting. He worked as an Investment Banker at the Bank of America's Leveraged Finance Group, before returning to India to join his family's expanding business.
Varun oversee’s K Hospitality Corp's key interests in travel retail, as one of the largest travel retailers in the region, with operations across F&B, first class and business class lounges, and retail.
Mr. Karan Kapur has been instrumental in leading TFS's expansion at Mumbai, New Delhi & Muscat & Salalah International Airport, and is in charge of all new ventures for airports and landside business operations. He currently heads the hospitality and food services verticals of K Hospitality Corp, which includes the indian cuisine and lifestyle branded platforms (brands such as Copper Chimney, Irish House and Bombay Brasserie) and the Banqueting & Catering vertical. Prior to this, Karan oversaw the setup and early growth of Travel Food Services, part of K Hospitality Corp, and the F&B Concession Management vertical, under the banner of Global Kitchens across India and Abroad.
Karan has a B.A. In Economics from Northwestern University, a Certificate in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gaurav Dewan has been associated with TFS since September 2014 has an overall experience of 17 years in Sales, Marketing, and Business Strategy & Management in highly competitive fast paced industries. He has worked with companies like IDEA Cellular, Reliance Communications, Bharti Telemedia Limited, Bharti Airtel Limited.
Prior to joining TFS group, he was working with Bharti Airtel Limited as General Manager – Marketing.
Gaurav has done his MBA from The University of Greenwich, London United Kingdom in 1997-1999, and specialized in Marketing.
GM - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Darpan Mehta has been associated with TFS since March 2010 and looks after the Business Development initiatives for the company. He has 27 years of overall work experience in the field of hospitality and F&B sector. During his career, he has worked with Bombay Gymkhana and PAN India food solutions Pvt Ltd.
Darpan has pursued his Diploma in Hotel & Food technology from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.
VP - F&B CONTROLS
Ms. Meena Shah has an overall experience of 23 years across various industries in F&B sector and has been associated with TFS since January 2010.
Prior to joining TFS, she was associated with Cricket club of India, Market City Resources & Treasure Island Malls, Landmark Group and National Food Products and Blue Foods.
She has completed her PG in Foods & Nutrition in 1994 from Mumbai University, she also holds Diploma in Total Quality Management, a certification in ISO 9000 from Chennai University and a Diploma in Food Technology from SVT University.
Shama has completed her Masters of Engineering in Civil – Construction Management from Pune University, in the year 1996.
She has pursued her Bachelor of Engineering (Construction), from Mumbai University, in the year 1994. Shama has an overall experience of 21 years into Projects.
During her career she has worked with companies like Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, Kashec Consulting Engineers, Pakti & Dadarkar Chartered Architects, Pratibha Industries Ltd., Shirish Patel & Associates Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Readwood Advisors Pvt. Ltd and Palladium Construction Pvt. Ltd.
Prior to joining the TFS Group, she was working as GM –Projects Controls at Juniper Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
Head of Business Excellence
An Internationally certified Health & safety professional with core skills in Food Safety, Sustainability, CSR, regulatory & HSE. 21 yrs of proven track record and diverse experience in the area of Facilities Management, Hard FM -Technical Services & Hospitality Industry, Retail Industry, Food/FMCG/Pharma industry. Also efficiently lead functions like Marketing, Operations, Manufacturing, Quality, Safety Audits, Business excellence, Corporate Governance, Business Continuity Management, Risk Management & Sales.A lead Assessor for ISO 22000,OHSAS 18001 & ISO 9001:2015. A certified Green belt for Six Sigma having global & local strategic understanding & exposure to international best practices.
VP - Information Technology
Mr Ramadass Selvaraj comes with more than 19 years of industry experience gained through extensive technology solutions and global implementation and support, including 15+ years of delivery / program management experience and 5 years of onsite (US) consulting experience. He has successfully managed and implemented large CRM, ERP and BI programs for Fortune 500 companies.
During his career he has performed various leadership roles at TATA Consultancy Services, Birlasoft India Ltd, IBM Global Service India Pvt Ltd and TATA Sky Ltd.
Ramadass has pursued his Bachelors in Engineering from University of Madras.
VP – Supply Chain & Cost Management
Mr. Shauvik Modak has been associated with TFS since Nov 2012 and is a resourceful supply chain, procurement and operations executive with over 25 years of experience and proven track record of delivering superior result by holistically planning, implementing and executing strategies thus leading to strengthened bottom-line. He has worked with Food link, Food Country, National Sports Club of India, Specialty restaurants and Adlabs Films.
Shauvik has graduated from Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai and has done a course in Leadership and Team Management from Carnival College, USA.
VP – Operations & Marketing
Mr. Rajat Verma looks after two key functions at TFS, he has over 18 years of experience in B2B and B2C segment with major expertise in the field of Customer and Product life cycle management. He has handled pan India strategic assignments coupled with operation roles.
He has worked with companies like MTS, Idea Cellular and Videocon Telecommunications to name a few. Rajat has graduated from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.