Revelations: Subhajit Mitra, director, BKC and Coupette

20 January 2023
Revelations: Subhajit Mitra, director, BKC and Coupette

We delve into the life and inner thoughts of a top chef. This week: Subhajit Mitra, director of BKC and Coupette

What was your first job?

My first job was as a waiter in a five-star hotel in my hometown of Kolkata, India

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Black coffee and a cereal bar grab-and-go style, because I'm usually on my way out somewhere

What do you do to relax?

Music has always been my way out from any stresses

Which is your favourite restaurant?

There are quite a few contenders, but I frequently visit Chourangi in Marble Arch, London

What's your favourite hotel?

Any JW Marriott hotel

What is your favourite drink?

The Champagne pina colada from Coupette in London has to be the winner. It's a holiday in a glass

What do you always carry with you?

My laptop and notebook come everywhere with me

How would you describe your desk?

A big part of my life!

Which person in catering have you most admired?

My brother, Suman Mitra, who taught me everything I know regarding the industry

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

Speakers or headphones – I couldn't survive a day without music

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

I would be an interior designer

Describe your ultimate nightmare?

Horror movies – I can't watch them!

When and where was your last holiday?

Spain in summer – we went to the Canary Islands

What irritates you most about the industry?

It can be a thankless job

What's your favourite film?

Very hard to tell, but my all-time favourite is a Bollywood movie called 3 Idiots

What's your favourite book?

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis Jackson

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