Believing in yourself, being persistent, and taking rejections and failures as opportunities will take you to great heights in life – GB Poojari

Mr. Govinda Babu Poojari is a self-made Entrepreneurs with very humble beginnings. Born in an agricultural family in a small village of Byndoor Taluk, Karnataka in his early childhood, being from a financially backward family, Mr. Govinda Babu Poojari had a responsibility to uphold his family and hence started working at the age of 13. He set sail to the Shores of Mumbai and started his maiden job in a small canteen. By his dedication and hard work, he was promoted as a cook and then taken to the big heights as an Executive Chef for various 5-star Hotels.

Mr. Govinda Babu Poojari always quotes “Believing in yourself, being persistent and taking rejections and failures as opportunities will take you to great heights in life.” He always wanted to create employment hence with this vision he started a company called “Cheftalk Food & Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd.” in Mumbai. Now, Cheftalk has employed more than 4500+ employees and is present across 6 states of India. Cheftalk now owns one of the best kitchens with all kinds of advanced and modern facilities. Mr. Poojari quotes “I’ll never forget the beginning God has given for my hard work and I still believe in giving back to the society with what God has given to me.” Hence he started philanthropist activities by forming a trust called “Sri Varalaxmi Charitable Trust” to lend a helping hand to the needy in all possible ways.

Present Status

  • * Founder and Managing Director
    Cheftalk Food and hospitality services Pvt. Ltd
  • * Managing Director
    Cheftalk Nutrifoods Pvt. Ltd
  • * Pragnya Sagar Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd
    Mathsya Bhandana Pvt. Ltd
  • * Managing Trustee
    Sri Varalakshmi Charitable Trust R. Uppunda
  • * Chairmen
    Sri Varalakshmi Souharda Credit Co-operative Society, Uppunda
  • * Chairmen
    Sri Narayanaguru Credit Co-operative Society, Bangalore
  • * Fund Raising Secretary
    Shanimahatma Pooja Samithi Kate (R), Nallasopara
  • * Vice-President
    Billava Association, Nallasopara
  • * Trustee
    Narayana Charitable Trust (R), Bangalore
  • * Executive Committee Member
    Bharatiya Seva Dala, Byndoor
  • * Executive Committee Member
    Billava Maha Mandala, Mulki
  • * Member
    Billava Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • * Member
    Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Bangalore
  • * Member
    Catering Association, Mumbai
  • * Member
    Bangalore Mahanagara Hotel Association (R)

Awards and Rewards

  • * Fastest Growing Food Service Company by AIAF in 2017
  • * Most Hygienic Cafeteria Award by BARC in 2018
  • * Fastest Growing Enterprise Award — 2019 by BCCI-HDFC Bank MSME Conclave
  • * Aaharodhyama Sadhanasri award – Mangalore Caterers Association in 2019
  • * Yuva Sadhana Puraskara – Yuvavahini R. Mangalore in 2019
  • * Jilla Rajyotsava Award – Yuvavahini Bangalore
  • * Parivarthanashree State Award – Brahmashree Narayanaguru Dharma Paripalana Sangha, Bangalore
  • * Yuva Sadhanashree Award – Bhantara Sangha, Pune 2020
  • * Sadhanashree Udhyama Ratna Award – JCI, Uppunda in 2020
  • * Tulunada Muttu Award – Sathya Dharma Jodukere Kambala Bantwala in 2021
  • * Udyoga Manikya Award – Shri Yakshi Annapurneshwari Kshetra Youth Club Vandse in 2021