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Business Gateway support is secret ingredient for award-winning chef

Praveen Kumar turned to Business Gateway to help unlock the business's potential.

About the business

Praveen Kumar is a Perth-based celebrity chef behind Tabla Indian Restaurant and Indian Cook School who has launched his Praveen Kumar Authentic Indian Cuisine ready meal range. He has recently expanded into two new premises and is creating up to 50 new jobs in Perth.

Business Gateway has been invaluable to our growth; the team of specialists offered a broad range of expertise, which we could tap into as we set to expand our offering. Essentially, it was a shoulder to help lighten the load when things started to go astray.

How Business Gateway has helped

In order to accelerate the expansion of the business, owner and head chef Praveen Kumar turned to Business Gateway for fundamental support. This included a strategic business plan review, advice on funding and access to intellectual property and marketing specialists.

"We were able to unlock funding through Business Gateway’s advice, which enabled us to purchase vital equipment such as larger blast freezers. In turn, this has enhanced our production capacity and we have increased by 400% from 500 portions a week to 2500. Without this expertise, we would not have been in a position to take on the new units, or successfully grow our team.”

Support provided

1:1 Business Advisor or Support

Signposting to wider support network

Market Research

What’s next?

Praveen Kumar will continue to expand his ready meal range and grow his team.

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