Hema Vara

Business Development Manager – Dawat

As Business Development Manager for Dawat, our Asian catering brand, I am the point of contact to help you plan and execute the perfect event. Whether you are organising a wedding, private or corporate event that you would like Indian cuisine for, I can find the perfect venue and menu for you! I would be your one point of contact and aim to make your journey as seamless and efficient as possible. Food is such an important part of any event, understanding the culture, different types of food and all the elements that come with organising an event, I feel it is important to have one person who understands your needs and can orchestrate your event exactly as you wish. I pride myself on my customer service and organisation, I thrive giving the best personal service possible. Dawat is very much my passion, a product and service that I am very proud of (and responsible for entirely!)

About Hema

My love for the hospitality industry started in hotels; managing weddings, corporate events, gala dinners and award dinners. My focus was not only Indian weddings, but all Asian weddings, this gave me the opportunity to learn about all cultures, traditions and beliefs. I also had the experience of working with Jewish couples in some spectacular settings. I feel that I am well connected within the Indian wedding market, I get great satisfaction working with the families creating occasions that exceed expectation. My secret talent also lies within this market, I love doing bridal hair and make-up when not a work!

Hema loves...

East Wintergarden – a beautiful contemporary venue with natural daylight in London of this scale is a rarity. With the Canary Wharf skyline and river backdrop it

is hard for couples and event planners not to fall in love with this venue.