Today, the Barna Hub team sat down to chat with Rishabh “Rish” Lohia, the CEO and Founder of multicultural meal delivery platform Delhicioso! and we were taken on a culinary trip around the world.
Delhicioso’s talented chefs create healthy, delicious meal plans every week. Customers can decide what they want and how they want it, and the meals will be delivered to their homes and offices at times that suit them best.
The startup, born out of Rish’s passion for food, culture and innovation, is now operating in Barcelona.
Rish, tell us what you do in 140 characters:
Delhicioso! is a platform that connects people who love to cook to those who can’t. A fusion of fresh healthy cuisine and culture delivered daily.
An offer to the Barna Hub Community:
Delhicioso! is pleased to offer the Barna Hub community an offer of a 30% discount on your first two orders.
Simply use the discount code “WELCOME” to receive your discount. There is no limit to the number of items you can order!
Hubbub Team: Thanks Rish! We’re getting hungry already.
Down to business
What made you want to be an entrepreneur?
Having worked as a consultant for a few years, I knew that a standard corporate white collar job was not going to cut it for me.
I decided then that I wanted to either work in a startup or to found one of my own. The excitement, result-oriented attitude and working in something you thoroughly believe in, makes all the hard-work worthwhile.
What’s the best startup resource or tool online and why is it useful?
Communication is one of the most important things when working in any sort of a team. We use Asana as a project management platform.
It is a fantastic online tool which helps us delegate and assign tasks, set deadlines, and share files. It also helps us make sure that the entire team is organised and on the same page with what’s happening with the product, what’s in the pipeline, and so on.
If you could have more of one of these things in your life, what would it be and why: money, time, contacts, coffee?
I feel if I could have more of something, it would be contacts. A superior of mine told me when I had just started working – “your network is your net worth”.
Money will be earned, time can be found, coffee is well…. just an excuse… but your contacts are worth millions 😉 I guess you just need to know how to make the most of your network.
Hubbub Labs: Ahem. Well, if coffee is an excuse, it’s a good one.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting their own business in Barcelona?
Think Twice and think hard. Not everything will work here. Barcelona is a very vibrant city with a lot of opportunity, but just as many hurdles.
What’s the coolest place to work in in Barcelona?
I like to work from Sandwichez, since they have great music and the wifi is reasonably fast. I find I can’t work in absolute silence and I blame my childhood growing in extremely crowded and populated cities for that.
If you had to leave Barcelona tomorrow, forever, where would you have your last meal?
That’s hard, considering my short stay here in Barcelona – I still have so many places that I have not had the chance to visit.
However, if such a thing ever happened, I would go to Foc i Oli. They have the best burgers in town and – I kid you not – I love burgers. I have tried a lot of places and there’s nothing like these guys.
Hubbub Labs: Great talking to you Rish, we can’t wait to try all your delicious creations!
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