Karina Jadhav is the Managing Director of Menagerie Restaurant and Kiki Concepts Ltd.

Karina was born in Blackburn and moved to Manchester for university when she was 18. Karina completed her degree in Drama at the University of Manchester, and continued to live and work in the city while she did her post-graduate degree in Broadcast Journalism at UCLAN.

“As I was freelancing I ended up setting up an American BBQ counter service restaurant in the Arndale Food Court, as well as selling American BBQ at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival on Albert’s Square and from a trailer at Events City. Following that I set up Southern 11 BBQ House and Neighbourhood in Spinningfields, with my then husband. The final restaurant we opened was Victors in Hale. I had found a niche in modern American vibrant dining. I left those restaurants in 2015 and opened my current restaurant and bar, Menagerie, in August 2016.”