F&B Manager of the Year (Winner – Upscale to Mid Market) Harleen Singh Rawal, Director – F&B, Le Meridien Gurgaon
Harleen Singh Rawal has over 18 years of crossfunctional experience, starting his career as a preopening team members of the first Trident Cochin property in Cochin in 1999, where he managed the bar operations. Later, he worked with brands like Oberoi Rajvilas, The Claridges, New Delhi, Shangri-La New Delhi, The Imperial New Delhi, Taj Palace New Delhi, IHG Crowne Plaza, Okhla, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, etc.
Heading F&B operations at Le Meridien Gurgaon, he recently opened i-Kandy, the poolside night club, which has been regularly generating high footfalls and revenues for the property. Rawal believes that an F&B manager should focus on continual training of his team, especially for the new recruits. He holds frequent briefings with his colleagues to brainstorm on new ideas on how to give guests unique dining experiences