Impresario Handmade Restaurants Appoints Brand Head of Smoke House Deli – Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee


Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee appointed Brand Head at Smoke House Deli, Impresario Handmade Restaurants 

Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality adds another asset to its already strong team with the appointment of renowned Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee as Brand Head of Smoke House Deli.

Smoke House Deli, the offering from The Impresario group has a strong and unique presence in the Indian culinary scene, with chef JD, the company plans to revive and refresh its robust offering to cater to the ever-changing palette of the discerning Indian foodie.

With over two decades of experience in hospitality across branding and conceptualizing restaurants, Jaydeep Mukherjee is all set to take on this new and exciting step in his journey.

As the new Brand Head at Smoke House Deli, his vision is to transform the restaurant as the first choice in people’s mind when it comes to western dining across the country. Amongst setting a new benchmark, he wants the restaurant to be known for excellent comfort food, sans frills and whistles with service that is warm and friendly. Smoke House Deli has always been a restaurant that offers food that is prepared from premium local produce with simple and yet elegant cooking procedures and techniques. This USP will be further driven through his expertise in operations and create landmark hospitality brands.

On joining Impresario Hospitality and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd he says, “I have since long wished to work with the man who’s changing how modern India drinks and dines – Riyaaz Amlani. When the opportunity arose, I just couldn’t refuse. While it isn’t a new project, the opportunity to re-engineer an existing and much-loved brand and take it up many more notches is something that really excites me”.

Smoke House Deli today has a national footprint and is present in nine locations across the country. For Jaydeep, Smoke House Deli is as he quotes, “an elegant neighborhood diner. The comfortable environs are homely, the service warm and friendly and the food and drinks world class! It’s a place one drops by to chill over a cup of great coffee or a drink, dine with children, friends, and family or with business clients.” His next step is to enhance the experience which Smoke House Deli provides to its patrons.

With this appointment, Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality yet again proves its foresight and innovation in being the leading Hospitality company in India.

About Smoke House Deli:

Smoke House Deli is an all-day deli which served an amalgamation of rich culinary traditions with modern European café fare which have

been fine-tuned to art. It also serves a special health and kids menu catering to all age-groups of patrons which dine at Smoke House Deli. The menu serves up some wholesome dishes for breakfast which has picked its popularity over the period of eight years since its launch. Smoke House Deli is spread across three cities namely Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore with nine outlets across India. It’s a transformation from refined dining into casual chic.

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About Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.:

Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is a company founded by Riyaaz Amlani & Kiran Salaskar. IEHPL began its journey in 2001 with its maiden venture Mocha – Coffees & Conversations, which has been Impresario’s claim to fame. Impresario has a team of the brightest and most experienced hospitality professionals dedicated to experiential dining. Their core strength is in understanding the changing dining out habits of new young India and delivering quality dining-out experiences tailored to delight their guests. Over the years Impresario’s operations have cumulatively expanded across the country and its umbrella of brands now includes Smoke House Deli (the transformation of refined dining into casual chic), Salt Water Café (a contemporary take on timeless European cafés), The Tasting Room (quaint wine haven), and Slink & Bardot (a French small plates restaurant)

About Chef Jaydeep Mukherjee – Brand Head, Smoke House Deli

Chef JD has worked for sixteen years with Degustibus Hospitality, gave shape to the iconic Indigo and re-wrote the rules of fine gastronomy in Mumbai. He was also instrumental in opening of every new restaurant owned and operated at Degustibus from iconic Indigo to the much-celebrated Indigo Delicatessens, the limited service, and casual D:OHs, to the very traditional Indian restaurants Neel, Tote Bar and Banquets and also their premium outdoor catering division Moveable Feast, JD designed and delivered both outstanding food across cuisines and genres and also stellar hospitality.

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