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Welcome to DSSC's Power Packers 2016, our annual list of the rising stars in the capital's culinary industry who have broken barriers & carved a solid niche for themselves.

Months of research and deliberation have led to our inaugural list featuring the industry disruptors, the artists, the rebels, the thinkers and the dreamers. Read on to discover the men and women spearheading the Capitals ever buzzing F&B scene.

Prepare to be inspired.
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Women across the country have been cooking up a storm in kitchens for decades and centuries. Months of research and name scratching led to this smashing list of women who have revolutionised the F&B space as we see it. New to the industry, these stellar ladies are digging their feet firmly into the sand and are the ones the capital needs to pay attention to. Read on to know more about the talented women of 2016 who tell us about their inspiring journeys & goals for the future.

Read Part Un here & Part Deux here
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Aakanksha Kapoor

I Say Organic

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Kainaz Contractor

Rustom's Parsi Bhonu

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Bani Nanda

MIAM

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Kuhu Kochar

All Things

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Gayatri Narang

Minus 30

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Karina Aggarwal

Gigglewater 411

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Neeti Goel

La Bodega

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The capital's F&B scene needed to be shaken not stirred and these 12 men did exactly that. Novel concepts, impeccable execution and the drive that is unparalleled one to none. Eagle-eye research & countless americanos inspired us to build this smashing list of men who have successfully turned the city's F&B industry on its head. Read on to hear the tales of the men who've undoubtedly made New Delhi a tastier place to live in.

Read Part Un here & Part Deux here
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Rakshay Dhariwal

PCO, Ping's Cafe Orient & A Ta Maison

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Arijit Bose

Bar & Beverage Expert

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Randeep Bajaj

Town Hall, Public Affair & Mr. Choy

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Rahul Dua

Rustom's Parsi Bhonu

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Matt Chitharanjan

Blue Tokai

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Chaitanya Mathur

The Grub Fest

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Vaibhav Singh

Perch Wine & Coffee Bar

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Arjun Sagar Gupta

Piano Man Jazz Club, Dirty Apron & Cake Away

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Pujan Sarkar

Head Chef at Ek Bar

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Nakul Chandra

The Fatty Bao & Monkey Bar

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Bal DiGhent

Di Ghent & InnerChef

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Vidur Parashar

Tanddav

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Every year we peek through Stevie’s monocle to curate our selection of the top of the pops folks in the Delhi culinary milieu. With many a scratch-outs, surprise additions & ink stains on our hands, these annual lists are prepared with much care & scrutiny. Homegrown brands that have been conceptualised and developed into fantastic culinary stand alone gems.
With a resounding drumroll we present to you the #DSSCPowerPackers: Restaurants & Personalities Edition 2016!

Read the article here
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Manu Chandra

Chef of the Year

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Matt Chitharanjan

Food Entrepreneur of the Year

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Ping's Cafe Orient

Best Debut Restaurant

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Perch

Bar of the Year

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Ek Bar

Best Casual Dining Restaurant

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Indian Accent

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

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Rustom's Parsi Bhonu

Regional Cuisine Crusader

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Social

Best Restaurant Chain

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MIAM

Patisserie of the Year

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CAARA

Gourmet Caterer of the Year

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Sushi Haus | Asian Haus

Best Delivery Service