Our esteemed team members
Pushkal Dharmendra (CEO and Founder)
- He holds a major degree in mechanical engineering and a minor degree in Humanities from IIT Bombay. While working in the Energy sector, he travelled extensively, which exposed him to multiple international cuisines. Being a fitness enthusiast, he was impressed by the health food revolution in western cosmopolitans, which he intends to bring in Mumbai with The Light Kitchen.
Arif Deshmukh (Head Chef and Food Strategist)
- Arif is a professional chef with 7 years of work experience with Tajsats and Vapiano Pizza in the Middle East. He has a tight grasp on continental and Italian cuisine. Representing the new age chefs, he boldly innovates fusion dishes balancing taste and nutrition. He is a fitness enthusiast himself.
Dharmendra Srivastava (Co-founder and COO)
- As Ex-Naval officer, he has served on multiple foreign deployments on naval warships. He is a marine engineer and a marketing MBA. Besides being a father to two beautiful kids, he is an entrepreneur and a sports enthusiast.
Ravish Naresh (Advisor and Investor)
- Co-Founder of Housing.com and a serial entrepreneur, Ravish studied at IIT Bombay and hails from Mumbai. He is a fitness and trekking enthusiast. Due to his passion for healthy living and lifestyle, he ventured into health food sector with The Light Kitchen.
Neha Sawant (Marketing Head)
- With an MBA from Welingkar, Mumbai, Neha has 3 years of marketing experience in real estate and hospitality industry. Neha loves her work and is an ardent foodie and trekking enthusiast.