This man quit his job at Google to sell samosas and has a turnover of more than $75,000

Published: July 17, 2017
Munaf Kapadia quit his full-time job at one of the world’s largest tech firms to work at his mother’s kitchen. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Munaf Kapadia quit his full-time job at one of the world’s largest tech firms to work at his mother’s kitchen. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Munaf Kapadia quit his full-time job at one of the world’s largest tech firms to work in his mother’s kitchen. The former Google employee now has a successful restaurant business with an annual turnover of more than $75,000.

Kapadia started The Bohri Kitchen in 2014, a weekend pop-up at his Cuffe Parade home with the idea of keeping his mum, Nafisa, busy. Two years in, the nascent idea has turned into a major brand and has become a giant among home chefs.

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Initially feeding only 20-odd guests, the business has now grown to operate a central kitchen that makes about 30 deliveries each day in addition to catering at high-profile parties in and outside Mumbai.

PHOTO COURTESY: Joshua Navalkar

“Munaf is one of the first home chef enterprises to make it big. The food is fabulous but his biggest success is to make a brand out of his mum’s cooking,” says Kunal Vijayakar, food writer and TV host. The immense growth of TBK has given Kapadia the ammunition to dream big who has also started a delivery business with the aim of pushing his annual turnover to around $450,000 next year.

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The young entrepreneur is also looking to start a second kitchen closer home from where Nafisa can have greater control and add variety to the menu. He also seeks to expand to other cities in the future.

This article originally appeared on Forbes.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Atif
    Jul 17, 2017 - 5:10PM

    Well done.
    But a turnover of $75,000 is not the same as earning $75,000 at Google.Recommend

  • Shakti
    Jul 17, 2017 - 5:12PM

    Home-cooked food delivery business is huge and will only get bigger in India.Recommend

  • Lalo
    Jul 17, 2017 - 6:44PM

    Hindus never eat anything cooked by Muslim hands due to caste restrictions Recommend

  • Ateeq
    Jul 17, 2017 - 7:45PM

    Good luck to the guy. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 17, 2017 - 11:04PM

    @Atif: Trust me $ 75,000 turn over from your OWN business is way more than $ 75,0000 earned at Google……its the satisfaction of doing your own thing and making your own decisions….and that’s almost priceless.Recommend

    Jul 18, 2017 - 6:24AM

    The fact of the matter is, if you live in Cuffe Parade it implies that you have billions in your bank business or no business .. not joking.Recommend

  • Shakti
    Jul 18, 2017 - 8:42AM

    Greetings. But what you said is not true. There are hundreds of good restaurants in Indian cities owned by Muslims where all kinds of people turn up to eat. As a norm, vegetarians only eat in joints that serve vegetarian food only. It has nothing to do with “caste”. Recommend

  • Ramakrishna
    Jul 18, 2017 - 2:45PM


  • Faisal
    Jul 18, 2017 - 3:22PM

    Agree with you 100%. When its your own business that shows signs of success, the dollar value is far more than salary you earn working for someone else. Recommend

  • Anand Ydav
    Jul 19, 2017 - 11:37AM

    @Lalo: aaja india me kabhi..most successful non veg chef are muslim and 90 % of thier customer are hindu…chhoti sochRecommend

  • MJ-Sid
    Jul 19, 2017 - 10:34PM

    I live in US and work in the Tech. sector. I agree with Lalo to some extent. Most of the software and Tech. workers who come from India, specially from the South refuse to eat in Muslim run or owned restaurants. They will eat meat, even beef, at regular US establishments but refuse to eat halal meat. I have seen conservative Sikhs do the same in US where they eat beef, pork, mutton etc. outside their homes but refuse to eat zabihah meat at desi or Arab restaurants. Recommend

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