March 23, 2021

025#: Passion To Profession - Lawyer & Tax Consultant turned Restaurateur, Podcaster & TEDx Speaker ft. Gauri Devidayal

Celebrating International Women's History Month on Passion To Profession Podcast by showcasing woman-centred stories - stories of success , resilience , courage , breaking sterotypes , building strong identity, overcoming adversities and many more!

In this first episode of Special Edition series, host Ash chats with Gauri Devidayal
Founder & CEO of The Table - Food Matters India Pvt. Ltd which is rated as #4 restaurant in India by  Condenast Traveller publication!

She is listed in Forbes India’s 120 Leaders of Change, GQ’s list of the 50 Most Influential Young Indians and she has been on the jury for India Wine Awards from past 2 years!

She recently launched her podcast ' This round is on me' where she hosts visionaries and thought leaders from various industries.

In conversation with Ash, Gauri shares -

  • Her initial years of growing up in Mumbai, pursuing Law in London , working for Big 4 firm and having a successful career as a Lawyer & Tax Consultant 
  • Her move back to Mumbai , meeting her husband Jay Yousuf and then planning a year long sabbatical to try out restaurant business
  • How the sabbatical which was supposed to be 1 year became 10 years as she along with her husband built a thriving restuarant business , branched out into other ventures while continuing to adapt , learn and innovate !

As Ash digs deeper into challenges , failures , lessons learnt during the journey , Gauri shares invaluable insights on how she overcame hurdles , how she  adapted during the pandemic and switched to delivery based model which proved profitable.

Takeaways -

  1. Failure is natural and normal - it is a good thing as it forces you to progress
  2. Whenever you are trying to solve a problem , thinking long term is important 
  3. As long as you have an idea , stop overthinking and Just Do it!

Not to miss fun question round of podcast- where Gauri shares chilling  story when she accidentally got hit by a bullet and narrowly escaped !

To Know more about Gauri and her work - check out

Ask a Question/ Support/ Subscribe to Passion To Profession Podcast!