Munaf Kapadia is an Indian entrepreneur and author of the book How I Quit Google To Sell Samosas published by HarperCollins India in April 2021. He is the founder of The Bohri Kitchen and a Forbes 30 under 30 finalists (2017). Munaf Kapadia (born 22 November 1988) is an Indian entrepreneur and author of the book How I Quit Google to Sell Samosas published by HarperCollins India
Munaf Kapadia was born in Mumbai, India. He is the youngest of 4 children. He completed his school from the prestigious Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and attended H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and Narsee Monjee School of Commerce and Economics. In 2011, after graduating with an MBA in Marketing from SVKM NMIMs, Munaf joined Wrigley India as a trainee. He quit within 4 months to take up a role in Google India based out of Hyderabad.
Munaf started his career as a trainee with Wrigley India where he spent 3 months in Mysore as part of his training program in 2011. He quit Wrigley’s and joined Google India in 2011 as an Analytical Lead. He spent 4 years at Google India before he resigned to become the full-time Chief Eating Officer at The Bohri Kitchen.
The Bohri Kitchen is a food venture that Munaf started with his mother Nafisa Kapadia while he was still employed at Google India in 2014. He was inspired by his mother’s cooking to start a weekend project under the brand name The Bohri Kitchen, a concept dining experience based out of the Kapadia home, allowed paid guests to experience the food and eating traditions of the Dawoodi Bohra community, on weekends.
The concept garnered press, critical acclaim, and accolades from various quarters of the hospitality and film industry in Mumbai and India. The brand’s immense popularity gained within a short period of time prompted Kapadia to quit his job at Google in July 2015. Since then, Munaf Kapadia and his mother have become the face of the home chef movement in India.
In 2016, Munaf set up a cloud kitchen in Worli out of which he did home deliveries for The Bohri Kitchen. In 2017, he raised 1.35 crores in his first round of funding to scale the brand’s delivery footprint across Mumbai. In 2019, Munaf was operating 4 cloud kitchens and a Quick Service Restaurant outlet under The Bohri Kitchen generating a turnover of INR 4 crores annually.