Bombay Sweet Shop is a new celebratory venture by Hunger Inc., the company behind The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro. The timely launch marks the five year anniversary of Hunger Inc. and fittingly puts the spotlight on the sweets that shaped all our happy occasions. However, it’s not mithai as we know it.
Staying true to their ethos of ‘Re-creation’, the thought that has driven The Bombay Canteen and also shaped O Pedro, the company looked at Indian sweets and the tradition of gifting sweets through a new lens of play. The team scoured India, gathering knowledge, recipes and imbibing techniques from the masters. At the sweet shop, our chefs turned these traditions on their head to create sweets that may look and sound familiar but prompt surprise and wonder through both presentation and flavours.
Girish's interest in the culinary industry began at the age seventeen when he interned at ITC Grand Maratha in Mumbai. He enrolled himself at the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration where he fell in love with the world of pastry. He developed a strong foundation in the art of baking and pastry making post the completion of his course at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He continued to work under various renowned bakers in the States and even learned the art of bread making.
With a yearn to learn more about Indian sweets, he moved back to India and honed his pastry skills with the Olive Group.
Girish joined the team in 2018, to bring familiar flavours from around the country, using a mix of traditional and modern techniques to create an offering that is fun, seasonal and created to rekindle the love of Indian sweets.