Co-Founder & Director

Manesh Chellaram

Born and brought up in Cosmopolitan Hong Kong, Manesh completed his secondary schooling at South Island School & excelled in Art. He completed a foundation course at the University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Kent followed with a BA (Hons) Degree in Architecture. 

His passion for food & enjoying the finer things in life led him to travel frequently and upon graduating in 2004, Manesh spent a year practicing architecture in London and simultaneously experienced the hip & award winning restaurants & cuisines. After a short stint in London, he returned to H.K. to continue the legacy of D.Chellaram which dates back to 1860 and is now running in its 7th generation. The company was one of the pioneers of import & export trade and had the foresight of bringing the Wimpy franchise to Hong Kong over half a century ago under the family’s concern Chellaram Foods Limited.

Having an eye for detail and a great passion of the process from inception to completion of all things creative, Manesh was inspired to launch his own brand of Manesh Manolo Bespoke clothing in 2007 which is responsible for the uniforms of top restaurants and bars worldwide.

Apart from this Manesh also operates MC Security, a licensed security provider which provides manpower to nightclubs, restaurants and bars alongside personnel for small & large scale events, also The Edge; an online networking, lifestyle & events portal.

Together with his brother Manoj & partners he co-founded 8 creATEive which currently operates Rummin’ Tings, Amalfitana Artisan Pizza Par & Fratelli Artisan Pasta Bar.

During his personal time, Manesh enjoys reading, using the gym, globetrotting and exploring new cuisines.

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