Before starting my Dishoom career, I was a freelance filmmaker in London. It was a fun and exciting job that threw me on many amazing adventures, but didn’t offer much for a stable lifestyle. While in the field, I had dreams of creating my own business, and that was one of the reasons I decided to join Dishoom.
I joined as a food runner, two weeks after Dishoom Shoreditch opened, around October 2012.
Dishoom helped me learn in an industry I was ignorant about. I had never worked in a restaurant before, and it was an awesome experience to move up the company and continually grow my knowledge base.
Aside from the technical aspects of learning, Dishoom is also a place where you are immersed in story and creativity. I cannot imagine working anywhere else, especially with my own dreams and aspirations. It’s a place that unlocks your thoughts and pushes you in directions you wouldn’t think of going.
I’ve been promoted five times in four years working at Dishoom. From a food runner to an expeditor, then to a waiter, head waiter, to a supervisor and now manager.
Dishoom gave me the chance to start my own business. In four years working at Dishoom, I have built a comic book company with three individual series. This was all done with the learning and support my Dishoom family gave to me.
I remember how the whole team would be so excited about what I was doing, even if it was something small at the time. But it was this positivity that kept me going, bringing me to where I am today.
There are so many great aspects about working at Dishoom. Aside from working in one of the most beautiful restaurants in London, filled with its own history and stories, it’s the people that really make working here special.
We are a community of people who love what they do and care for each other. Coming in and seeing all the smiling faces always puts a step in my day.
My biggest achievement working at Dishoom has been growing to understand who I am and what I want to do. Dishoom has given me goals and direction.