Born in India, Jimmy Rizvi transitioned to restaurants from a previous career in Finance /Tech consulting & concert promotion/production with Bollywood artists. His first hospitality opening in 2015 was the successful launch of Korali Estiatorio, an Upper East Side Greek restaurant The New York Times called “capable of transporting diners from the cold, uncaring city streets to a sunny, cheery island in the Mediterranean.” Subsequently, he also created another Greek/Mediterranean concept from scratch in 2017 called NISI Estiatorio in West Village. Sensing a real need for a Modern Indian brand with genuine hospitality and exceptional creative cuisine, Jimmy fulfilled his longtime dream of opening his own Bombay-inspired concept with the November 2018 launch of GupShup. Currently, Jimmy serves on the board of NYC Hospitality Alliance - a leading voice for NYC's restaurant and nightlife industry & City Harvest's esteemed Food Council comprised of restaurateurs and Chefs, a non-profit started to end hunger in communities through out New York City. Jimmy also served on Doordash's Restaurant Advisory Council for North America.