One Last Thing: Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij | BCBusiness

If restaurateur Vikram Vij weren’t taking risks and tantalizing tastebuds in the culinary world, he might be on the Bollywood big screen—dancing and all

When do you get your best ideas? Early morning when no one else is up, or over a glass of wine late at night.

What’s your preferred method of communication? Face-to-face meetings or visits.

On what occasion do you lie? I never lie; life is too short, so I tell it like it is.

Which business person do you most admire? Sanjeev Kapoor, a master chef in India who has built an empire around Indian food.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Enjoying a great meal with my family and friends.

What’s the most overrated virtue? Contentment—there are always more goals you can achieve and ideas to be made into reality.

Come into the office early or stay late? Early in the morning before the world wakes up.

How do you take your coffee? Black, with sugar.

What is your greatest extravagance? Great wine.

What is your favourite destination for business? Travelling back to India makes me humble, but also revitalizes my creativity with food.

What is it that you most dislike? When a job is done or something is created without thought, passion or a high standard.

Which talent would you most like to have? To be a professional Bollywood actor—which includes dancing.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Really? That’s awesome!

What is your greatest regret? I have no regrets.

What is your present state of mind? Engaged and focused on a few upcoming projects.

What do you never travel without? My iPhone.

What would you change about yourself? I would lose some weight.