PUNE: Harshad Nalawade has been appointed as the Food & Beverage Manager at the ‘JW Marriott Pune’.
In his refurbished role, Nalawade will be responsible to execute key operations & planning across all the F&B outlets such as Alto Vino, Spice Kitchen, Shakahari, Mi-A-Mi, Pune Baking Company, Bar 101 & Pasha.
He will be instrumental in processes such as Restaurant Operations, Guest Experience Management, Administration, Revenue Forecast, F&B Strategy, Concept Promotions, Cost Control, Beverage Initiatives, HR and Training.
Nalawade has been a JW Marriott protégé and began his career with JW Marriott Mumbai as a Bar Associate responsible for improving sales and positioning of the night Club Enigma.
He gained 8 years of experience in JW Marriott, Mumbai and then moved to Pune, as the Restaurant Manager successfully opened the iconic nightclub Mi-A-Mi, JW Marriott, Pune in 2011.
During this launch Nalawade ensured he maintained international standards and refined taste that goes with the vibe of venue. Over the years he has quickly accelerated his growth by successfully handling Paasha, Alto Vino and Bar 101 with strategic promotions, social media marketing and guest experiences.
While his association with JW Marriott goes back 12 years, Harshad carries with him over 16+ years of cross-functional exposure across Hospitality/ Hotel Industry.
Nalawade has a few accolades under his belt such as the “Continent Award for 2014 SABRE Restaurateur for Marriott Asia Pacific”. He also went on to win the “SABRE award for Global Restaurateur for JW Marriott Worldwide for 2014” which is the highest accolade for an individual performer at the Marriott International.
An innovative thinker and driven by high energy levels and technical competence, Harshad is a dedicated force that JW Marriott Pune is proud to have on board.