Profile of the founder

Narayana Peesapaty

He not just invented the edible cutlery but from mid 2016 his efforts and focus is on developing automatic machine to augment production capacities and thus try to reduce the existing gap between huge orders and low supply. He is not an engineer by qualification but has become one by necessity and is enjoying his technical learning.

He enjoys reading science fiction, detective novels, mimicking, storytelling, researching and experimenting with his ideas…not just edible cutlery but a whole eco system around agriculture that he wishes to come up with some more product range using agri waste.

He feels if a spoon can trigger an environment care in peoples conscious many more will come up with simple solutions for complex issues that are eating up earth resources and make life better for future generations.

He believes that where there is a strong will, a good intent, focus, dedication, patience and correct approach one can work on positive contributions to anything they choose to do.

While mistakes and learning’s from it is a must stage for growth NOT GIVING UP is the main Mantra for success.

A former researcher with ICRISAT – Narayana was the one to come up with the idea of Edible Cutlery. He holds BSC (Hons) in Chemistry from Osmania University and MBA from IIFM- Bhopal.

He worked as Associate Research Director at AC Neilsen ORG-Marg, Baroda, India and had undertaken over 50 consulting assignments related to agriculture and Agri-based industries, forestry and forest based cottage industries, rural development, renewable energy technologies, etc. and headed the energy and forestry sector.

Later he joined International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in the premises of International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad as Senior Scientific Officer.

Here he undertook research on the nexus between energy and groundwater under a USAID supported program WENEXA. Published several policy and research papers on groundwater management and associated issues such as Minimum Support Prices supporting development of groundwater irrigation intensive agriculture, need for groundwater legislation, inputs to the Andhra Pradesh Water Land Tree act 2004, etc.

He is the Founder and Managing Director of Bakeys Foods Private Limited- – Developing innovative solutions (grounded on business model) to growing environmental problems, managing the operations, developing the team and all associated functions required for running the Company.

He believes that the “Change is inevitable. Before this change can overtake and overwhelm us, we should be the instruments of change”. He created this business to disprove the conventionally known fact that environmental safeguarding and social responsibility rarely integrate with sound business process”. He says, “for Bakeys Foods, environmental and social amelioration is the business”.