FBAI Dialogues


What are the FBAI Dialogues?

FBAI Dialogues, the FBAI’s annual showcase conference addresses trends, learnings, and innovations in the food, drink and hospitality industry.

  • The FBAI Dialogues are intended to bring together food bloggers, restaurateurs, chefs, experts and other industry stakeholders to engage one another on key trending topics that best define the country’s modern food, beverage and hospitality scene.
  • FBAI Dialogues consists a series of panel discussions and solo Master Perspectives covering the current, relevant and compelling trends in the food & dining landscape.
  • Moderated Panels to comprise stalwarts and luminaries from various functional areas of the food, drink, hospitality & dining industry.


The takeaways and networking would benefit anyone in the food, drink, home chef, chef, food blogging, hospitality and food services industry



Time   Schedule Topics
10.00-10.30 am Registration
10.30-10.45 am Welcome Note
10.45-11.30 am Panel Discussion The journey towards becoming an informed and ethical food blogger

Chair: Bhisham Mansukhani
Speakers: Chef Ashish Bhasin, Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal and Kalyan Karmakar

11.30-11.45 am Master Perspective by Chef Rahul Akerkar The next chapter in the Indian restaurant business
11.45-12.00 am/pm Tea Break
12.00-12.15 pm Master Perspective by Chef Ajay Chopra Evolution of a Chef – persistence, innovation, creativity
12.15-12.30 pm Master Perspective by Varun Inamdar The Chocolate Story- innovations, palate, cooking
12.30-1.15 pm Panel Discussion The Rise of the Weekend Chef po.by Vikhroli Cucina

Chair: Antoine Lewis
Speakers: Mohit Khattar, Ashwin Suresh, Gitika Saikia

1.15-1.30 pm Quiz Fun #FBAIQuiz on food
1.30-2.15 pm Lunch Break
2.15-2.30 pm Master Perspective by Saransh Goila Creating a niche out of India’s Famous Dish
2.30-3.00 pm Master Perspective by Ranveer Brar Cultural Responsibility and the Food Ecosystem
3.00-3.15 pm Master Perspective by Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal My affair with Indian Ingredients
3.15-4.00 pm Panel Discussion Baking Trends 2017

Chair: Pooja Khanna
Speakers: Chef Irfan Pabaney, Neha Sethi, Chef Anees Khan

4.00-4.30 pm Pretty Plate Challenge A fun photo and  plating challenge with all present
4.30-4.45 pm Tea Break
4.45-5.15 pm Master Perspective by Kunal Vijayakar The 5 big Indian food trends in 2017
5.15-5.30 pm Master Perspective by Vicky Ratnani 5 big International food trends in 2017
5.30-5.45 pm Master Perspective by Nikhila Palat Successfully managing food brands & personalities
5.45-6.00 pm Master Perspective Evolution of Wines and scope of professionals in India
6.00-6.15 pm Thank You Note
6.15-7.00 pm Networking


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