Retail India News: Bahri Hospitality Set to Elevate Bakery Experience with Délifrance
Retail India News: Bahri Hospitality Set to Elevate Bakery Experience with Délifrance

With a rich legacy spanning 100 years in French Bakery know-how, Délifrance is set to make its mark in India through Bahri Hospitality and Cuisines Pvt Ltd, a part of the Bahri Group. The first outlet is scheduled to open in South Delhi's Defence Colony. As the exclusive master franchisee for Délifrance pan India, Bahri Hospitality will also have the rights for sub-franchising the brand in India. The launch of the Délifrance India website in December will further facilitate meaningful engagement with consumers.

Délifrance outlets will operate in three formats: Bistro, Bakery and Coffee Shop, and Express Delivery outlets. While the Bistro offers an exclusive menu of viennoiseries, patisseries, bakeries, hot dishes, and beverages, the other formats focus on bakeries and patisseries. Bahri Hospitality plans to expand the brand across channels, offering specially curated hampers and blending French bakery classics with local tastes. French classics bakery goods will be imported from Délifrance, and a central production unit in Delhi will produce additional local bakes, adhering to French bakery techniques and quality ingredients.

Hemant Bahri, Founder and MD of the Bahri Group said, “There is a huge potential in the bakery segment, and this alliance with Délifrance will allow us to contribute to bringing the authentic taste of French bakery delicacies to the Indian subcontinent across many different channels.

Fabrice Herlax, International Marketing and Concept Strategy Director for Franchise and Branded Solutions at Délifrance, sees the entry into the Indian subcontinent as a fantastic challenge for the brand. He highlighted Délifrance's ability to connect and adapt to local tastes and flavors, leveraging its 100 years of legacy in milling and French bakery know-how.

Délifrance is poised to open five more outlets in Delhi/NCR before the end of the financial year 2023-24, aiming for 25 to 30 outlets across India in various formats over the next five years. The parent company, Grands Moulins de Paris, founded in 1919 in Paris, is owned by the French farmers' agro-industrial cooperative VIVESCIA. With a unique value chain of "From the field to the plate," Délifrance specializes in manufacturing state-of-the-art French bread, viennoiserie, savories, and patisseries. Currently, it operates in 200+ outlets worldwide under the Délifrance brand for the last 40 years.

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Ira by Orchid Hotels, Nashik Appoints Amol Dhurve as General Manager
 Ira by Orchid Hotels, Nashik Appoints Amol Dhurve as General Manager

Ira by Orchid Hotels is a recently established venue known for its outstanding hospitality and quality, has declared Amol Dhurve as its General Manager.

With an extensive career spanning more than twenty years in the hospitality sector, Amol Dhurve brings considerable experience and proficiency to his new position.

Throughout his tenure in the hospitality sector, he has been characterized by an unwavering quest for perfection and a fervent dedication to providing unmatched guest satisfaction.

His professional journey underscores an exceptional commitment to personal development and a steadfast dedication to leadership positions in prestigious establishments, both domestically and internationally.

Starting his academic path as a science student, Amol Dhurve followed his passion for hospitality by achieving his Diploma in HMCT, B.Tech in HMCT, and Higher National Diploma in Hotel Management from London.

He continued to refine his expertise with a Postgraduate degree in Hotel Management, in addition to obtaining notable certifications like the 2A certification course in fire and hygiene safety from the Royal House of England.

Additionally, he pursued an MBA in Finance and Marketing from APS University, an esteemed affiliate of Oxford University in London.

Throughout his illustrious career, Amol Dhurve has held significant positions at prestigious establishments such as Hilton Hotels across multiple locations in the UK, along with roles at Green King Pub, Paparazzi, and Beefeater Fine Dinner Restaurant. In India, he has been instrumental in launching key establishments including Nashik Sony Plaza, Pizza Hut Juhu Mumbai, and St. Laurn Hotel Shirdi.

During his time with Great Destination Hotels and Resorts, he led the opening of 17 hotels across the South region and Maharashtra as an Opening Corporate General Manager.

In his prior positions as General Manager at Tropical Retreat Igatpuri, Manas Lifestyle Resort, Mystic Valley Resort and Spa, and My Space Hotel Igatpuri, he exhibited outstanding leadership, strategic foresight, and operational proficiency.

He consistently achieved financial success, elevated guest experiences, and cultivated a culture of operational distinction.

Taking on his new position, Amol eagerly shares his excitement and commitment to advancing the heritage of Ira by Orchid Hotels, Nashik. He looks forward to utilizing his skills to enrich guest experiences, improve operational effectiveness, and establish the hotel as a symbol of hospitality brilliance within the area.

His selection as the General Manager highlights the hotel's dedication to enhancing its hospitality standards and solidifying its status as a top choice for discerning travelers.

His demonstrated history of effective leadership, financial expertise, and dedication to guest happiness perfectly align with the hotel's values of excellence and creativity.


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