the biggest Indian restaurant groups in the UK, the V8 Gourmet Group,
encompassing such well-known restaurant brands as The Bombay Bicycle
Club Kitchen, Tiffinbites, Vama and Gourmet Creation, has announced
that actress and model Shilpa Shetty and her fiance, entrepreneur Raj
Kundra have acquired a stake in the V8 Gourmet Group.
collaboration between the V8 Gourmet Group and Shilpa and Raj have
also announced plans for the launch of 'Shilpa's Gourmet Creations',
a range of premium authentic gourmet meals, chutneys and pickles.
is a great opportunity for the V8 Gourmet Group to expand and focus
on our forthcoming operations, which includes growing the Bombay
Bicycle Club across the UK as well as expanding our Tiffinbites brand
overseas to Europe, Dubai, Jordan and the United States,"
says Arjun Varma, Managing Director at V8 Gourmet.
Head of Wholesale Division Food & Business Development, says: "V8
Gourmet has some of the most successful and high-visibility brand
names in the Indian food and restaurant sector. I'm very proud that
Shilpa and Raj have chosen to partner with us and make the business
even more vibrant."
For her part,
Shilpa concurs: "I feel proud to be associated with the V8
Gourmet Group," she says. "They have carved a niche for
themselves in the Indian food industry in the last 13 years, and
spell consistency, quality and food. Hoping that with our partnership
we grow faster and envisage a great future with a whole new line of
products and restaurants all over Europe, Dubai and Jordan."