The Value & Power of Engaging Our Customers

Kasa Indian Eatery - Tim/Anamika

We’re 8 years old at Kasa this week!   Over the years, I’ve felt the increasing importance of engaging with our customers, sustain a strong brand presence online and using social media channels as tools for feedback.  How important or necessary really is this? I try to think about you all, my customers.  I really […]

Staff Spotlight: Polk Street

Kasa Indian Eatery - Andrew at Polk

I feature staff spotlights to forge the connection between the food you eat and the people serving and cooking it for you. In an age of technology, which Kasa fully encompasses, I want to cherish the human connection even more. For the majority of our team this is the reason we are in the hospitality […]

Punjabi Santa

It’s 2010, the holiday season is over, and I’m glad!  Don’t get me wrong, I kind of like the holidays…. using up all my patience putting up lights on the tree, overeating, mandatory time with the family, missing folks back home and shopping (I hate shopping!). The highlights of this holiday season for me were: Suresh’s joke about […]

Doubling Down With K2

We were crazy enough to get into this restaurant business in the first place, and then held on for dear life as the economy went to hell.  After a year and a half of the hardest and most fulfilling work of our lives,  we’ve come to the realization that: 1) you have to sell a […]

The Kasa 1 Construction Story (Vol. 1)

The day we signed our lease on Kasa and it was officially ours was a momentous moment for us all.  I think we had drinks to celebrate! Despite Kasa being a business entirely about Indian food, we now found ourselves in a world which had nothing to do with food.  Creating the physical space for […]

A Tough Job Market Out There!

Kasa went through the process of hiring a new server a couple months ago.  It’s insane what a response we had to our ad. I’m honored at the number of people who were interested in working for us, but I was also overwhelmed with the interviewing process.  It’s exhausting! It brought back memories of being […]

Commitment to Catering On Time

In case you don’t know, Kasa Caters.  We go downtown for corporate lunches, we do birthday parties, we do church lunches, school fundraisers and we even did our first big wedding this past weekend in the Russian River.  I’m in charge of most of everything related to catering, but my favorite part is that I […]

Cooking the books for Kasa

So I’m the third member of the Kasa ownership team, the most invisible because I kept my day job in order to keep the lights on should Kasa stumble and, most painfully, the one who chose the short straw and became Kasa’s Chief Financial Officer. The best thing about being the Chief Financial Officer is […]

The Roti Story-2

Before opening the restaurant, roti was my biggest fear.  The food I was super confident with.  Even if I didn’t have a soul to help me, I could manage the food all by myself.  The roti though!  You need skill, speed and strength to put out a huge number of rotis.  You need PRACTICE.  The […]

The Roti Story-1

Before opening the restaurant, roti was my biggest fear.  The food I was super confident with.  Even if I didn’t have a soul to help me, I could manage the food all by myself.  The roti though!  You need skill, speed and strength to put out a huge number of rotis.  You need PRACTICE.  The […]