Sri Govinda B Poojari, has always believed that "Poverty can never be a hindrance to achievement". He has always demonstrated how to be successful person by embracing specific goal through hard work, persistence and perseverance.
He was born in Bijoor village in the year 1977, to "Melpankthi Doddamaney shri Babu poojari" and "Bijoor chammanahitlu Srimathi Manajamma". Born in a poor family he had experienced poverty first hand, But he always dreamt of big successful life and to give back to the country by lending his hand in social works and be a part of his success story.
Coming from a financially backward agricultural family, Mr. Govinda Babu Poojari had a responsibility to uphold his family and hence started working at the age of 13.
Early Education and Work
After completing his primary education from 1st to 4th grade, at Bijoor Government Senior Primary School, he stayed at the Government Hostel, Byndoor, where he attended the 7th grade at Byndoor Model School. Being the eldest son of the family, he had to move out in search of employment to Mumbai. He then attended night school to pursue a degree in hotel management to quench his thirst of knowledge.
Govinda Poojary's early Mumbai life was not easy on him. He spent 5 years working day and night in a small hotel in Nalasopara. Later he joined the AST Canteen and continued to earn his living. This is where he gained experience and specialized in the art of cooking.
He also tried his hands setting up pan shop in Mumbai. This early failure never set him a back from pursuing his dreams. He then started working as an assistant cook. With his dedication and hard work, he was promoted as a cook and then touched greater heights in his career as an Executive Chef at various 5-star Hotels.
With the zeal to achieve the vision he initially started a small catering business employing 4-5 workers. Continues hard work and dedication of the team helped the catering business, see a break through. This also encouraged him to open branches at various places in Mumbai.
He always wanted to create employment hence with this vision he started a company called “Cheftalk Food & Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd.” in Mumbai. Now, Cheftalk has employed more than 4500+ employees and is present across 6 states of India.
Mr. Poojari quotes “I’ll never forget the blessings God has given for my hard work and I still believe in giving back to the society with what God has given to me.” Hence he started philanthropist activities along with the business expansion. He formed a trust called “Sri Varalaxmi Charitable Trust” to lend a helping hand to the needy in all possible ways.
Mr Govinda B Poojary attends RSS Camps regularly. He is also an RSS Swayamsevak. RSS vision of Rise above all the divisive tendency of caste, religion, creed, region and language always fascinated Mr. Poojary. The teaching of RSS has always helped Mr. poojary in making right decisions in business and personal life keeping in mind that, we may live or not but the motherland will survive for ages with the deeds we do. Mr Poojary and his team helped 6000+ families with food kit during the Covid-19 pandemic and helped several others with food and shelter.
Awards and Recognitions
Personal Awards and Recognitions
Aaharodhyama Sadhanasri Award– Mangalore Caterers Association in 2019
Yuva Sadhana Puraskara – Yuvavahini R. Mangalore in 2019
Jilla Rajyotsava Award – Yuvavahini Bangalore
Parivarthanashree State Award – BrahmashreeNarayanaguru Dharma Paripalana Sangha, Bangalore
Yuva Sadhanashree Award– Bhantara Sangha, Pune 2020
SadhanashreeUdhyama Ratna Award – JCI, Uppunda in 2020
Tulunada Muttu Award – Sathya Dharma Jodukere Kambala Bantwala in 2021
Udyoga Manikya Award – Shri Yakshi Annapurneshwari Kshetra Youth Club Vandse in 2021
Awards - Recognitions Received By His Organizations and Team
Quality Foods & Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award | 2021 | IAC
Most Hygienic Cafeteria | BARC
Fastest Growing Enterprises | BCCI
10 most promising corporate catering service providers in India - 2017 | Silicon India.
Indian Leadership Award for Industrial Development | All India achievers foundation
Fastest Growing Food Services Company – 2017 | AIAF
Associate of the year – 2002 | JW Marriott Hotel, Mumbai
About Cheftalk Food and hospitality services Pvt. Ltd
Cheftalk Food and Hospitality Services is one such corporate caterer who fits every corporate’s check boxes when it comes to offering quality, authentic Indian food cooked traditionally with love and serving with care, all at pocket friendly price tags. Established in 2008 with a vision to redefine corporate food services, and bringing in enhanced & customized services to suit every palate, today the company has a footprint across all major Indian cities serving over 75+ clients. A team of 2000 employees serve one lakh meals per day, three million meals a month with one lakh happy customers. Cheftalk has also been awarded 15 fully equipped CPU (central kitchen).
About Cheftalk Nutrifoods Pvt. Ltd
Cheftalk Nutri Foods Pvt Ltd incorporated with MCA on 17 June 2019. The project was envisioned for Preservation of fruit, vegetables for manufacturing chips and wafers etc . There are 2 Directors associated with Cheftalk Nutri Foods Private Limited. They are: Govinda Babu Poojari and Nethravathi Rama Poojari.
Indira Canteens, An Ambitious Project of the State Government Of Karnataka When the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) opened 101 Indira Canteens on August 16, contracts were awarded to two vendors. Chef Talk Food & Hospitality Services and Rewards. Chef Talk was given responsibility to handle 16 canteens -one in every 16 Assembly Constituency -where food would be prepared for several among the 110 indira canteens under BBMP. Presently, Chef Talk's managing director Govinda B Poojari has the daunting task of catering to 70 canteens from three kitchens.
Pragnya Sagar Hotels and Resorts
PRAGNYA SAGAR HOTELS AND RESORTS PRIVATE LIMITED is a Private Limited Company registered held business entity registered under The Companies Act, 2013 The PRAGNYA SAGAR HOTELS AND RESORTS chain is established to cater to the retail clients. Currently there are 4 Retail Outlets in Bangalore. It is home to some of the most appreciated cuisines which include South Indian. So as to be able to cater to a large number of diners, it occupies a favorable location so that foodies in and around the neighborhood can walk in to this eating house conveniently without facing any hassles related to commuting to this part of the city.
Mathsya Bhandana Pvt. Ltd
M/S MATHSYA BANDHANA PVT LTD is a Private Limited Company established in 2020 by the Directors Sri. GovindBabuPoojari, Smt. MalathiGovindaPoojari and Smt. SwapnaArun. This unit is proposed to be engaged in the business of 1) Trading, Processing & Storage of fresh sea foods like Prawns, Fish, Crab, Squid Other Fish & Shell Fishes etc. 2) Manufacturing of frozen fillets, frozen sea food products (Prawns, Fish, Crab, Squid etc), Fish Wafers, Fish Chakli, extruded sea food snacks and traditional Sea Food Snacks, 3) Cultivating Fish, Shrimps and crabs through RAS (Re Circulatory Aquaculture System ) and Biofloc system and 4) Fish tourism services. These products and services are having huge demand in the market.
Sri Varalakshmi Charitable Trust R. Uppunda
Sri Varalaxmi Charitable Trust Reg. Uppunda has been a become a beacon of hope to the Talented Student community who face the obstacle of poverty, economically backward, financial hindrance and to the differently able Student Community. It has been working for the betterment of the less fortunate student community by helping them financially and instilling confidence amongst themselves. The believe in giving back to the society has created an environment where in the willing part of economically and financially better part of the society would be able to help the less fortunate part of the society.
Trust was built on idea of social betterment and stand by that idea. While helping the poor and economically backward sections of the society, The organization doesn’t do any personal or political differences and work independently without any pressure from any other bodies.
Sri Varalakshmi Souharda Credit Co-operative Society, Uppunda
Sri Varalakshmi Souhardha Credit Co Operative Ltd in Uppunda, Udupi is one of the top Banks in Uppunda, Udupi. Sri Narayanaguru Credit Co-operative Society, Bangalore Sri Narayanaguru Credit Co-operative Society, Bangalore was established To provide a secure, agile, dynamic and friendly banking environment to customers with commitment, confidence, standards, processes.
At the age of 43, Mr. poojary is a well experienced and dynamic person with a business background in hospitality industry serving 29 years in the field.
Providing more than one lakh meals perday from his 8 central kitchens in bangalore and 10 central kitchens in other districst and states.
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