National, 21st Dec 2022: Kanthi Dutt, a 22-year-old renowned entrepreneur & the co-founder of SustainKart, has invested Five crores in Naomi Patisserie & Bakehouse. Chef couple Nikitha & Akash founded Naomi Patisserie & Bakehouse, an artisanal patisserie brand aiming to combine Indian ingredients with the best cooking techniques globally.
The funding will enable Naomi to launch its first retail outlet in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The Patisserie and Cafe will serve some delectable pastries, entremets, sourdough pizzas, gourmet food, amongst many others.
Naomi was born out of the enthusiasm and zest of its ardent founders and chefs, Nikhitha & Akash, who are former chefs at ITC Group. Together the founders hope to revolutionize the baking industry by fusing state-of-the-art global cooking techniques with Indian ingredients.
Commenting on the investment, Kanthi Dutt, an entrepreneur and investor, said, “I have always had a fondness towards the food and beverage industry, moreso for baking. I am excited to collaborate with Nikitha & Akash to help strengthen their positioning. They have created a top-notch product line that blends seamlessly into the growing gourmet market. My investment will allow Naomi Patisserie to increase production capacity and expand distribution nationwide immediately.”
Chef Nikitha, Co-founder and Head Baker at Naomi Patisserie and Bakehouse, said, “Words cannot express the joy this new milestone brings me. I have gratitude towards everyone involved in bringing what Chef Akash and I once envisioned to life. A big part of the thank you goes to Kanthi, and I believe in serendipity now. We can’t wait to welcome you all into Naomi soon.”
Nikitha, with a brewing passion for baking and in complete awe of Masterchef Australia since childhood, went on to represent India at Bocuse’dor (a world-renowned Chefs competition in Singapore). On the other hand, inspired by many International Chefs, Akash followed his grandfather’s footsteps. With professional mentoring from veterans, he developed a zest for the art of culinary.