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), Omaha, Nebraska (Inner Rail Food Hall), New Orleans, Louisiana (Otra Vez), Washington D.C. (Prather’s on the Alley) and Chicago, Illinois (Dr. Murphy’s Food Hall), with forthcoming initiatives in Knoxville, Tennessee (Marble City Market, Summer 2021) Houston, Texas (Lyric Market, Winter 2021), Selma, North Carolina (Old North State Food Hall, Spring 2022) and more to be announced.

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Hospitality Development

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.

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Concept Development

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.

Where we’re located

Upcoming Projects

Lyric Market

Where urban sophistication meets world-class cuisine. Spanning an entire city block, the highly anticipated Lyric Market will stand proudly next to the iconic Lyric Tower and set the stage for a 7,500 SF deck, communal plaza, and street side terrace. The striking multi-story structure will feature a collection of chef-driven concepts to showcase a curated […]


Old North State Food Hall

The Old North State Food Hall, located directly off of I-95, will be the nation’s first roadside food hall, professionally curated and designed by two of the restaurant industry’s best – Phil Colicchio of Colicchio Consulting Group (recently acquired by Cushman & Wakefield) and Ed Eimer Designs. Coupled with the research, data analysis and worldwide […]


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...

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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."...

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