Suwbha Chopra Eat, Act, Love
Hello! India|June 2019
Suwbha Chopra Eat, Act, Love

THE RESTAURATEUR AND ASPIRING FILM ACTOR TELLS HELLO! HOW SHE’S MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE, BALANCING TWO CAREER GOALS AND HAVING A COMPLETE BALL IN THE BARGAIN

Sanghita Singh

How did you plan a career in the food industry?

“While I was studying in London, my mother sent a picture of the yummiest salad that she ate at a restaurant in Mumbai and wrote, ‘Let’s open a restaurant?’ It was a salad with fresh ingredients, topped with roasted garlic in a simple dressing that saw the birth of Civil House, the restaurant we now run.

“For over a week, my mother and I recalled all our favorite dishes eaten at restaurants worldwide. While our mouth was watering thinking of each dish, we wanted to create a dining experience which our customers would want to come back for. I was sure the location had to be Khan Market. As a teenager, I wasn’t allowed to spend frequent late evenings out while all my friends would be at Khan – chilling. So I told my mother frivolously, ‘One day I will open my own business in Khan Market so you cannot stop me from going there any time of the day or night.’”

Did you come with any relevant training or was it a completely new journey?

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June 2019