Fast-casual Indian chain Curry Up Now tapped Abhijit Kamath to serve as director of culinary and flavor.
In his role, Kamath will develop new menu items and “ensure consistent, quality products at every Curry Up Now restaurant location by enhancing and implementing protocols, recipes and training throughout the corporate and franchise system,” per a company release.
Kamath’s resume includes numerous Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City, including Restaurant Daniel by Daniel Boulud and Gramercy Tavern by Danny Meyer and Mike Anthony. Kamath comes from a family of restaurateurs in his hometown, Mumbai.
Kamath has been busy since joining the company. His recent projects include redesigning its combi oven to function as a classical tandoor, introducing universal spice blends like tandoori, kadhai and tamarind chutney, and creating the delicious four-minute kabob sizzler, per the company. Looking ahead, Kamath will continue to explore and establish partnerships with additional delivery outposts for Curry Up Now, including ghost and hosted kitchens with Local Foods, All Day Kitchens and Kitchen United, and support the opening of three new locations in Texas.
Curry Up Now started in 2009 as a food truck in the San Francisco Bay area and has since grown to more than 20 restaurants and 3 food trucks.