Bharatbhai Deepak Catering Services
Serving Puneities for 25 years, Bharatbhai is
a celebrity in his own right. Bharatbhai's Deepak
Catering Services is arguably the city's best
offering to the catering industry. Here's some food
for thought from the affable Bharat Bhai.
how long are you in the catering business?
I got into the catering business in 1977
and Bharatbhai Deepak Catering Services will
soon be celebrating its silver jubilee year in the
How did you get into this business? Have you
undergone any special training from any of the catering
Catering is my hobby. There were no institutes
offering any specialised training in catering way
back in '77. Besides, catering colleges train students
primarily to function in a 'Five Star' ambience.
And no star hotel will come and serve you at a function
that takes place at your residence and more importantly
suits your budget.
have come a long way, what's the secret of your
Experience, efficient management, proper
co-ordination, production skills and of course,
the blessings of god.
Who are your clients? Do you extend your services
to customers outside the city?
I have been fortunate to have an enviable
list of clients. Most of my clients are well known
people in society. I do not, however, restrict my
clientele to the rich and famous and serve people
from all walks of life. I have also undertaken catering
contracts outside Pune. Mumbai, Aurangabad, Kolhapur,
Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala and Satara are some of the
places where I have extended my services.
How do manage outstation orders?
When there is an outstation order, we visit
the place; check out whether our requirements can
be met locally. We settle for locally available
products only if it meets our high standards. If
we are not satisfied with what's available, we carry
all that is needed along with us.
plans for the future?
I am planning to start a "Gurukul"
for outdoor catering, where young and enterprising
folks will be taught the tricks, and of course,
the trade of catering.
What is your USP?
Serving my clients with love and affection.
The smile of satisfaction on my clients face is
what keeps me going.
I believe in hardwork. Whatever I attempt
to do is taken on with complete sincerity.
It's not just the money that drives me to excel.
I believe in putting my heart and soul into any
What do you do in your free time?
(Laughs). Actually I love catering. So I
not just eat, but live and sleep catering too. My
motto is to live life deliciously.
Interview By: Prasad Hiranwar
Photo Courtesy: Deepak Caterers