Chefs and Restaurants

The Challenges and Rewards of Running a Multi-Generational Restaurant

Jacqueline Raposo

When Heena Patel decided to open a restaurant, family involvement was an assumption. For decades, she and her husband, Paresh, had worked 12-hour shifts in their flower shop and liquor store to secure the family’s finances while their children, Vishakha and Ankoor, ate, studied, and played around them. “Nobody else will understand where my drive comes from,” says Heena of pursuing her passion as she...