Director of Kama Sutra Restaurant Group
A passion for cooking starting in Rajesh Saraf's home of Kashmir in northern India.
That resulted in him taking up waiting roles at the Hyatt and Crowne Plaza hotels before moving to management posts at the Oberoi.
Then in 2002 Scottish curry king Charan Gill was on a recruitment drive in India and spotted Saraf's talent.
A few months later he was in Glasgow helping to launch the Ashoka Shak chain before becoming operations director of Gill's 17 restaurants.
But when Kama Sutra Restaurant Group was formed last September Saraf decided to strike out on his own and partner up with Asha Bains, wife of former Harlequin Restaurants director Sandy Majhu.
As director Saraf oversees the original Kama Sutra in Glasgow, The Mill, Torres Tapas Bar, Slumdog Bar and Kitchen and a new Kama Sutra restaurant in Stirling.
As well as scouting Edinburgh for a new location he is heavily involved in trying to make Glasgow the UK curry capital.
He said: "The Curry Capital of Britain Competition is fiercely fought throughout the length and breadth of the country.
"It says something about the quality of Indian restaurants available in Glasgow that the city has won the title so many times before and were currently working hard to secure the title again this year.
"Meanwhile, plans for another restaurant, in Edinburgh, are at an advanced stage, and much of my working week at the moment involves finalising the deal for the premises.