From Silicon Valley to Buckingham Palace, the world’s leading figures are fascinated and inspired by the dabbawallas and their organisation.
Dabbawalla services are popular with the Indian community in Silicon Valley, California.
One of the main characters of the book The Satanic Verses, the famous and controversial novel by Salman Rushdie, is the son of a dabawalla and a is a dabawalla himself at the age of ten. But fortune smiles on him, and he becomes a cinema star.
During his visit to India in November 2004, Prince Charles expressed his desire to meet the dabawallas, but his Royal Highness had to adapt his schedule to theirs and wait until they could receive him. Impressed by the efficiency of their organisation, Prince Charles invited the representatives of the dabawallas to his wedding with Camilla Parker Bowles, on April 9th, 2005.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
The story of baked Alaska is much more than one of cake and ice cream. It’s a story of war and exile, scientific endeavour, and, depending on how you look at it, either political buffoonery or political astuteness.