Starting from scratch: Sumit Malhotra


Sumit came to Australia in 2002 as a young innocent man looking to find new opportunities. Sumit started out in the hospitality by studying Hotel Management in India, then worked as chef at the Hyatt Regency in India. It was at this point that Sumit decided it was time for a change and moved to Australia. The first couple of years in Australia were very challenging, say Sumit, as he worked in various restaurants. After a few years, Sumit decided it was time to start his own Indian restaurant, and opened his ‘Aangan’ restaurant in West Footscray in 2004.