Shakti Singh Gohil
Appointed Food & Beverage Manager
At Courtyard Marriott, Ahmedabad, India
Shakti Singh Gohil has joined Courtyard Marriott, Ahmedabad as the Manager, Food and
Beverage with effect from October 4, 2017. He brings with him over 13 years of experience in
some of the top hospitality properties of the country.
In his latest stint, he will be in-charge of managing all F&B outlets within the budget ambit
with stellar assurance of internal and external customer service. His top task will be to lead
the team from the front and train, recruit and appraise talented personnel in the organization. Designing exceptional menus for the property’s trusted base of connoisseurs
and meeting set targets, very crucial to his repertoire of skills, are some of the key assets
added now to Courtyard Marriott, Ahmedabad.
Before taking on the mantle of F&B Manager at Courtyard Marriott, Ahmedabad, Shakti was
fulfilling responsibilities as Assistant Director, F&B, at Hyatt Ahmedabad from April 2017.
At Marriott Suites, Pune, he was Director, Food & Beverage from July to October, 2016, his
deft hands helped achieve the budgeted revenue of his department. He did timely analysis
of the price factors in F&B in comparison to competition. The result veered positively and
steadfast profitability was gained.
He was stationed at Hyatt Regency, Ahmedabad October 2014 to July 2016 as a pre-opening
team member in the capacity of Assistant Director, F&B and assisted in the preparation of
the annual business plan. He is credited to have ensured each profit center operated in line
with profits and delivered maximum brand value. In March 2013, he joined as the Managing
Partner at Mint Hospitality that owned three outlets in Mumbai and one in Ambala and
specialized in dishing out Continental and Indian cuisine.
Between October 2010 and February 2013, Shakti carried out competitive market research at
JW Marriott, Mumbai. It was here that he stayed abreast of raging trends in the food and
beverage industry and monitored guest satisfaction weekly. He was responsible for preselection
and initial hiring and training of all associates in conjunction with the HR
It was at JW Marriott, Mumbai where he began as an Assistant Banquet Manager in
December 2007 and gradually became the Banquet In-charge in February 2008. He was next
vested with the charge of a Manager at Bombay Baking Company in July 2008. The multiple
charges handled successfully only lend credence to his skills. He navigated through myriad
roles with panache. He has been a Manager of the Month twice at JW Marriott, Mumbai and
an Associate of the Month thrice at the same property.
His laurels earned early on as a student perhaps, was a harbinger of a prized approaching
career dotted with successes. He was awarded the Best All-rounder in 2000 at Mayo College
and was bestowed certificates for his debating skills. He next went on to join Taj Mahal
Palace and Tower in November 2004 to kick start his travels in hospitality industry and wear
multiple hats of achievement then on.