Harsh Roopchand

Founder / Managing Director

Passionate about hospitality and food having grown up around the world, it is a natural fit for Harsh to co-found multiple award-winning bars and restaurants - Amalfitana, Rummin’ Tings, Fratelli,  Fatty Crab and The Pontiac (#16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017) in Hong Kong. Harsh is also the Managing Director of ÉPIQUE, a boutique promotion, events and marketing consultancy.

Prior moving to Hong Kong, Harsh earned his BSc in International Hospitality Management from École Hôtelière de Lausanne and worked at leading hotels and businesses in Switzerland, Italy and India prior to graduating. The experiences lead to his appointment as Director of Sales and Marketing at the multi-award winning Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in the Maldives. Harsh then relocated to Thailand to work closely with the Chairman & CEO of Six Senses in his role as Director of Residential Villas Sales globally and eventually assumed the role of GM Client Relations at property fund 135 DEGREES in Singapore. His foray into Hong Kong followed where he consulted for a vast number of hospitality and lifestyle businesses prior to opening his own.

In his free time, Harsh loves to cook as well as hike with his rescue dog and mascot Bear, with whom he can most often be spotted at their venues.

Juan E. Romero

Special Projects / Gourmet Catering

Juan is a man of many talents who wears a series of different hats at ÉPIQUE thus the dual title of Special Projects. Known for coming to the rescue wherever the need may arise Juan is an invaluable and trusted member of the core team.

He also oversees Gourmet Catering given his pedigree from world renowned French catering institution Le Cordon Bleu.

Other than ÉPIQUE, Juan was most recently Sous Chef at our affiliated and award winning Amalfitana - Artisan Pizza Bar in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. Prior to that he held various roles including Bartender at Caribbean bar Rummin’ Tings and Chef de Partie at South-East Asian restaurant Fatty Crab, both in Hong Kong.

Before that Juan worked in a number of establishments in Miami as well as Mexico where he is from. Juan has a Deep Love for food, drinks and animals.

Tom Key

Head of Evolution, The Evolutionator

Unites flexibility and sustainability within a strong strategic business sense. His experience “on the field” makes him a perfect addition to the Épique leaders and in his role as Head of Evolution.

Tom’s working experience started with the development of a retail-brand, which expanded within a short time internationally. He implemented stores in 11 countries around the globe with a consistent and sustainable growth, overseeing the strategy and the operations of the business. Out of his market and business understanding, Tom co-founded a luxurious subsidiary of the business. Branding, Strategy, Product-design and – development lead to a successful opening of stores on 3 different continents.

Further to his strength in creating, developing and leading a brand, he was managing an FMCG category, sourcing for one of the biggest retailers in the world.

Besides his office experience, Tom managed as well a high-end FMCG store himself, employing 120 people.

Having a background in alcohol (literally!), Tom holds a Diplom Ingenieur’s degree in Winemaking and Technology of Beverages.

What else is there to know?! Tom loves good food and wines. He ran several marathons, including NYC, Bordeaux and The Great Wall Marathon and besides being- and speaking German, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish.