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    Rising from adversity: Timing was crucial in building Sandeep Sekhri's empire

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan Restaurateur thought his business was dead as Sars hit Hong Kong Rising from adversity Timing has played a crucial role in restaurateur Sandeep Sekhri's success. The managing director of Dining Concepts has established 19 restaurants in 10 years, including Lupa and Carnevino with celebrity chef Mario Batali. Despite his achievements, Sekhri admits he ...

  2. Sandeep Sekhri

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Robin Lynam foodandwine@scmp.com Food and beverage entrepreneur Sandeep Sekhri was born in New Delhi and came to Hong Kong as a restaurant manager in 1990 at the age of 24. Twelve years later he decided to go it alone, setting up the Dining Concepts group. His first restaurant was Bombay Dreams- and the group now comprises 18 restaurants, including several steakhouses and two ...

  3. Internally nurtured, never poached

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... managing director Sandeep Sekhri. 'I'm looking for close to 200 staff.' He adds that with about 550 people in the company, the group's 5 per cent attrition rate- already one ... human resources have been the biggest challenge,' Sekhri says. With the number of his restaurants going up from 18 to 22 this year, Sekhri is going to increase his workforce by another 40 ...

  4. Loyalty, devotion are rewarded

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong hotel and restaurants, managing director Sandeep Sekhri is always on the lookout for good staff for his company, Dining Concepts. 'The turnover is about 5 per cent. We need 20 ... can be,' Sekhri says. Staff have to be eager to learn and committed to the job. Experience, attitude and mindset are important. 'They can be groomed. Experience counts the most ...

  5. Bubbly bash to celebrate launch

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak BLT Steak's grand opening party Where: Harbour City When: February 26 What: Dining Concepts threw a grand party to celebrate the opening of its latest venture, BLT Steak. The night featured a jazz band and an opera singer. Guests were given champagne flutes as gifts to mark the opening. Who: Seen at the party were Dining Concepts' boss Sandeep Sekhri, Richard ...

  6. US chef Mario Batali and Dining Concepts feed the multitudes at opening of Lupa in LHT Tower

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen When Dining Concepts' managing director, Sandeep Sekhri, launches a new restaurant, it's almost a guarantee that there will be an impressive turnout. He outdid ... 'We lost track at 1,800 [guests] at 8.30pm,' Sekhri said. 'I guess it has something to do with the location and the Batali name.' Guests flooded into the 5,500 square foot space ...

  7. Staff sought for Mario Batali restaurant in HK

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... April, when Batali visits Hong Kong. 'With four restaurants opening this year, I'll be looking for 200 to 250 staff,' says Dining Concepts managing director Sandeep Sekhri ... open.' While four members of Sekhri's team are now in Las Vegas training with Batali, a five-member training team- three to administer front-of-house training and two for the kitchen- ...

  8. An expert in cooking, traditions and matrimony of Vietnam- and he's French

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... new restaurants last year and he has been invited to cook for Salzburg's Hangar-7 next year. So, how did Dining Concepts' Sandeep Sekhri manage to score such an in-demand kitchen ...

  9. Something new on the menu- a book

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Over the years, Dining Concepts has realised over 20 eateries on both sides of the harbour, but Thursday night's launch marked a first for veteran restaurateur Sandeep Sekhri and his partners. Bistecca The Book is the group's first food book, telling the story of the eponymous steak house through anecdotes, recipes and vibrant photographs. 'Bistecca ...

  10. Restaurateur looking for the right recipe to counter recession

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. A little recession isn't going to stop Dining Concepts' Sandeep Sekhri from expanding his empire. The restaurateur is currently working with renowned chef Laurent Tourdondel (pictured above right with Sekhri) to bring his BLT Steak concept to Harbour City in January. The famed French-born but New ...




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