Praveen Kumar
"We were able to unlock funding through Business Gateway’s advice, which in turn, has enhanced our production capacity 400% from 500 portions a week to 2500.”

PRAVEEN KUMAR, OWNER AND HEAD CHEF

Praveen Kumar is a Perth-based celebrity chef behind Tabla Indian Restaurant and Indian Cook School who launched his own Indian Cuisine ready meal range, Praveen Kumar Authentic. In 2019, he expanded into two new premises and is creating up to 50 new jobs in Perth.

In order to accelerate the expansion of the business, owner and head chef Praveen Kumar turned to Business Gateway for fundamental support. This included a strategic business plan review, advice on funding and access to intellectual property and marketing specialists.

"We were able to unlock funding through Business Gateway’s advice, which enabled us to purchase vital equipment such as larger blast freezers. In turn, this has enhanced our production capacity and we have increased by 400% from 500 portions a week to 2500. Without this expertise, we would not have been in a position to take on the new units, or successfully grow our team.”

Praveen Kumar will continue to expand his ready meal range and grow his team.