Experts in Hospitality Operations.
Hospitality HQ (HHQ) is a creative consulting and management group offering bespoke solutions for culinary-driven concepts across the United States. Helmed by award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV personality and cookbook author Akhtar Nawab, HHQ’s dynamic and comprehensive team prioritizes high-quality service at all levels, producing systems and marketing for food and beverage concepts which consistently optimize the guest experience.
HHQ is currently the fastest-growing food hall management company in the country, with critically-acclaimed restaurant and communal dining projects located in Brooklyn, New York (Alta Calidad), New Orleans, Louisiana (Otra Vez), Chicago, Illinois (Dr. Murphy’s Food Hall), Riverdale Park, Maryland (Le Fantome) and Selma, NC (Old North State Food Hall), with forthcoming initiatives in Houston, TX (Lyric Market, Fall 2022), Salt Lake City, Utah (The Local Market & Bar, Fall 2022) and Charlotte, NC (Monarch Market, Winter 2023) and more to be announced.
Proudly minority owned and operated.
The breadth of our experience ranges from food hall development and management, to Michelin-awarded restaurants, hotel operations, banquet and catering operations, and fast-casual concepts, boasting critically-acclaimed restaurant and communal dining projects nationwide.
We provide hands-on assessments, projections, and reports to help develop your idea into a profitable business. Understanding your competition is an integral part of development as well as long-term success, and Hospitality HQ provides a full competitive set to allow you to discover and highlight your niche in the market.
Culinary & Menu Development
With our finger constantly on the pulse of the trends in food and beverage, our team is always ahead of the curve when it comes to what consumers want. With critically acclaimed chef Akhtar Nawab at HHQ’s helm and a Michelin-rated restaurant in our portfolio, Hospitality HQ is uniquely positioned to ensure consistent quality and profitability of both food hall and restaurant partners alike.
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Press & News
Chef Ahktar Nawab on new cookbook, diversity of dishes
Chef Ahktar Nawab is a first-generation Indian-American with classical training in Italian and French and is now known for his Mexican cuisine. He worked in some of New York's best-known restaurants before venturing out on his own. After 25 years in the restaurant...
Food hall in Cook County Hospital development to open with roster of minority-owned vendors
Dr. Murphy’s Food Hall opens Aug. 3 in a refurbished hospital building with a lineup of not-your-usual-suspect vendors, some of whom are first-time operators and 75% of whom are minority and women-owned businesses. Visitors to the food hall will face a wide-range of...
How an Indian-American from Kentucky became a Mexican chef
Louisville, KY, is the earliest place Akhtar Nawab can remember. He still feels rooted to the city, even though growing up there the chef knew only one other Indian family. "There is a real truth to Southern hospitality," Nawab said. "I always felt comfortable there."...