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Our Story

Our story is the story of a family that dared to dream. Our story is a classic “been there, done that” story. Our story involves love, determination, passion, education, banking, organic farming, beauty and skin-care, globe-trotting and everything in between. Our story is the experience of the three protagonists of our story – Prema, Latha and Shan.

A professional team. Trained in the best catering technology, hotel management and applied nutrition schools. Our experience in world cuisine is unmatched. Our chief consultant has been the head chef a Michellin star restaurant in London. Our team has headed five star hotel restaurants in Dubai and set up well-respected chains of restaurants from London to California. And we learned that nothing matches the soul satisfying power of our South Indian home style food!

The birth of Andhra Annam was the result of a soul searching two decades. No matter which part of the world you are in, no matter how exotic a cuisine you eat, there is simply no match for simple home style food, cooked using the same traditional techniques your mother used at home.

But then, why eat home style food at a restaurant? That is where our decades of globe-trotting and international experience come into play. Andhra Annam is unique because we serve the perfect blend of home style food presented with a contemporary twist. Moringa cutlets with spicy mayo anyone?

दीपोभक्षयतेध्वान्तंकज्जलंचप्रसूयते |
यदन्नंभक्षयेन्नित्यंजायतेतादृशीप्रजा ||

dIpobhakShayatedhvAntamkajjalam cha prasUyate |
yadannambhakShayennityamjAyatetAdRishIprajA ||

Lamp eats darkness and produces [black] soot!
What food (quality) [one] eats daily, so will [one] produce.

Our Kitchen

Andhra Annam boasts a high tech kitchen that is designed to cook food exactly like the kitchen in your ancestral home. Our state of the art kitchen equipment can pound or grind spices and masalas the way it was done traditionally, to bring out the subtle flavours and retain them. Our kitchen is equipped to cook with exactly the right amount of heat depending on whether it is a slow roasting process or a quick fry process that tradition has decreed. We use the best of the best equipment and the best of the best ingredients, no compromises, just like your kitchen at home!

Whatever the dish you order, you can rest assured that this kitchen is all set to deliver on our promise to you – Home style food cooked without compromising the tried and tested traditional methods, just the way your mother made it, but served with international flair.

  • Our Cuisine

    When it is a question of food, Andhra (spicy chilli infused mouth watering and uniquely South Indian flavours) and Annam (Warm, Soul Satisfying, Motherly, Homely, Traditional) are two words that have the power to awaken a deep longing from the palate to the soul. Andhra Annam is all of this and more!
    Our cuisine is undoubtedly traditional, from Kothimeera Kodi Vepudu (Coriander Chicken Fritters) to Tomato Pappu (the evergreen Andhra Dal curry) to Thachina Omam Annam (healthy home-style rice seasoned with Ajwain) but our service is not. You can expect to be surprised by the quirks of our Globe –Trotting chefs (Erra Gummadikaya Chaaru served with a twist of lime in a cocktail glass). It is not only the presentation we are talking about. Traditional dishes like drumstick dumplings are cooked with a twist of spice and served a la lollipop style – attractive to adults and children alike.

Our Team

Rajesh

Gourmet Sage Hospitality Solutions - Chief Consultant

Rajesh is a passionate and seasoned hospitality professional, with over two decades of experience across operations and business development. He started his career with the Taj Group of Hotels & Resorts, learning the nuances of fine dining operations.

He holds an MBA in Marketing and Hotel Management, a Diploma in Hotel Management from IHM, Chennai and a Certificate from American Hotel & Motel Association in Food & Beverage Controls.

Our Team

Navin Prasad

Chief Consultant

Over 20 years of kitchen and business experience. Follows in the footsteps of world renowned chefs like Alfred Prasad, Atul Kocchar and Arvind Saraswat. Head chef of Atul Kocchars Michellin star restaurant Benaras, in Mayfair, London. Headed Zaika of Kensington and overlooked Tamarind of London in CA.

Navin has been responsible for bringing a contemporary modern Indian twist to many a cuisine in many a world famous restaurant. He believes that the key point to cooking well is knowing where the temperature points are!

Our Team

Doradla Raja Shankar

Executive Chef

Over 16 years of experience as chef de partie and senior chef de partie in 7 star and 5 star properties across India and Dubai.

Chef Raja is passionate about going back to his roots and cooking South Indian traditional food. He is the driving force in lovingly crafting our uniquely traditional and modern contemporary Andhra home style menu!

Our Team

S. Rajesh

Sous Chef

Over 14 years of experience as chef de partie and sous chef in 3 star and 5 star properties across India and Dubai.

A go-getter with great practical experience and an able team leader, also passionate about showcasing traditional South Indian cuisine with a contemporary modern twist.

Our Team

Prema

Business Head

Mrs. Prema Panchavarnam started her career in education as a teacher. Through sheer passion for this field and a never give up attitude, she has spent 20+ fruitful years steadily growing from a teacher to an expert administrator in educational institutions to the principal of a reputed school. She loves cooking and feeding people.

Our Team

  • Rajesh

    Gourmet Sage Hospitality Solutions - Chief Consultant

    Rajesh is a passionate and seasoned hospitality professional, with over two decades of experience across operations and business development. He started his career with the Taj Group of Hotels & Resorts, learning the nuances of fine dining operations.

    He holds an MBA in Marketing and Hotel Management, a Diploma in Hotel Management from IHM, Chennai and a Certificate from American Hotel & Motel Association in Food & Beverage Controls.

  • Navin Prasad

    Chief Consultant

    Over 20 years of kitchen and business experience. Follows in the footsteps of world renowned chefs like Alfred Prasad, Atul Kocchar and Arvind Saraswat. Head chef of Atul Kocchars Michellin star restaurant Benaras, in Mayfair, London. Headed Zaika of Kensington and overlooked Tamarind of London in CA.

    Navin has been responsible for bringing a contemporary modern Indian twist to many a cuisine in many a world famous restaurant. He believes that the key point to cooking well is knowing where the temperature points are!

  • Doradla Raja Shankar

    Executive Chef

    Over 16 years of experience as chef de partie and senior chef de partie in 7 star and 5 star properties across India and Dubai.

    Chef Raja is passionate about going back to his roots and cooking South Indian traditional food. He is the driving force in lovingly crafting our uniquely traditional and modern contemporary Andhra home style menu!

  • S. Rajesh

    Sous Chef

    Over 14 years of experience as chef de partie and sous chef in 3 star and 5 star properties across India and Dubai.

    A go-getter with great practical experience and an able team leader, also passionate about showcasing traditional South Indian cuisine with a contemporary modern twist.

  • Prema

    Business Head

    Mrs. Prema Panchavarnam started her career in education as a teacher. Through sheer passion for this field and a never give up attitude, she has spent 20+ fruitful years steadily growing from a teacher to an expert administrator in educational institutions to the principal of a reputed school. She loves cooking and feeding people.