Chef Gunjan Khanna Bansal is a Goldman Sachs Women 10,000 alumnus and a trusted chef-restaurateur (1999-present) who owns the much loved Panda Wokk.
Chef Gunjan’s work has featured internationally - as well as at New Delhi’s ITC Maurya (West view), Grand Hyatt (La Piazza) and the Radisson in Gurgaon.
Thus the evolution as a rare woman restaurateur (2004-present) is complemented with knowledge from some of the most exacting gourmet kitchens of India (1999-2004).
Women 10,000 is a global programme, run in conjunction with leading B-Schools including Harvard, encapsulating core modules in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, HR and project management to high-potential women entrepreneurs. Chef Gunjan undertook the programme at the Indian School of Business mentored by experienced career coaches/CEOs.
In addition to running her restaurants, Chef Gunjan has a catering division, illustratively serving 24x7 inhouse dining requirements of knowledge-sector companies in Noida for workforces ranging 200-400.
The corporate clients here include/d India TV, Essel Shyam (JV of the Zee TV Group), Tech Mahindra (earlier Satyam) and InfoEdge. All the abovementioned locations are in the NCR and served even as the mother restaurant ran simultaneously.
Panda Wokk, in Greater Kailash II, is a go-to 12-seater Chinese restaurant. It is a stone’s throw from Mainland China and next door to Sagar Ratna.
Besides the physical restaurant in GK II, Panda Wokk also serves South Delhi in Cloud Kitchen formats.
Panda Wokk has an employees-first philosophy and a staff strength of 25.
The differentiator is 5-Star Masterchef recipes and hand-picked ingredients at a fraction of those prices.
Walk-in guests and caterings are attended under the personal supervision of Chef Gunjan.
Panda Wokk has received rave reviews, some of which are available on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pandawokkmasterchefs.
Panda Wokk can be easily located on Google Maps or leading online ordering platforms like LimeTray, Zomato, Swiggy.
Panda Wokk’s advisory board and investors includes senior professionals including alumnus of Harvard Business School. Its interior wall and logo have the imprint of Sh Neelabh Banerjee.
Panda Wokk has received important walk-in visitors such as former ministers of the Union Cabinet, serving and retired secretaries to Govt of India, editors of national newspapers and magazines, winners of Padma awards, and CEOs of large companies. Panda Wokk regularly takes up challenging outdoor catering assignments for 12-80 people on a complete turn-key basis, including at ORF, India’s premier think tanks. Invitees to include some of Delhi’s most discerning and exacting gourmets.
Panda Wokk has an aggressive branding and outreach programme involving neighbouring communities and sales material embedded within national newspapers reaches 20,000 neighbouring households per month.
Always eager to retain touch with youthful segments, Panda Wokk has undertaken challenging assignments, eg, at St Stephen’s College and Amity University.