POWER LIST 2017, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Rakesh Ravindran Nair, Group Development & Training Chef, The Cinnamon Collection

The Cinnamon Collection

The Cinnamon Collection restaurants from award-winning chef Vivek Singh have had another outstanding year.

Rakesh Ravindran Nair has been a key part of that success, so much so that the former head chef of The Cinnamon Club has now been promoted to group development and training chef. Rakesh Ravindran Nair, group development & training chef,

Having been with the business since 2002, he knows every aspect of its kitchens inside-out and will now be able to impart his wisdom on members of the brigade coming through the ranks, as well as shape the group’s future equipment strategy.

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Rakesh’s position will ensure new sites open to the highest standards and the existing estate will continue to operate at a top level, while reflecting the Cinnamon Collection’s ethos of growing its own talent through investment in learning and development.

His experience remains invaluable as the group prepares to embark on the latest phase of its expansion, including the launch of two new Cinnamon Kitchen restaurants, one of which is in Oxford — the group’s first site outside of London.

With the footprint of its kitchens varying dramatically between its restaurants, Rakesh is perfectly-placed to help new recruits work most effectively in the sites they are placed.


Company: The Cinnamon Collection
Address: The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU
Tel: 020 7222 2555
Twitter: @cinnamonclub
Focus: Indian cuisine

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