India is a country where you can actually see diverse cultures and languages in every state. Be it artists like M.F. Hussain, A.R. Rahman or inspiring entrepreneurs like Dhirubhai Ambani and Vijay Shekhar, India has contributed many great things to this world. But today, we’re going to talk about Indians who achieved success by cooking and feeding others i.e Chefs. These Indian chefs have made Indian cuisine a mainstream food on the international map with their unique methods of cooking.
Here is a list of 11 best Indian chefs that made it big and are successful:
1. Sanjeev Kapoor
Be it his popular TV show called Khana Khazana or building his own signature restaurant brand called The Yellow Chilli, Sanjeev Kapoor has easily become one of the most popular Indian chefs there is across the globe. Sanjeev has written multiple 150 best selling cookbooks and has become a household name among Indians due to his popular TV show Khana Khazana which he hosted for almost 17 years.
2. Vikas Khanna
Born in Amritsar, Chef Vikas Khanna is not only a restaurateur but he is also a filmmaker and a humanitarian. Currently he lives in New York and has earned a Michelin star for his restaurant, Junoon. Previously Chef Vikas has worked for big hotel chains in India like the Taj, Oberoi, Welcome, and Leela Group of Hotels. He was also a judge on MasterChef India and has earned many awards including GQ India Man Of The Year in 2012. No doubt that he is one of the best Indian chefs out there.
3. Ranveer Brar
Ranveer Brar is an Indian chef, food stylist and TV show host. Born in Lucknow, Ranveer has completed his professional culinary education from IHM Lucknow and has worked with hotels like Taj, Radisson and Fort Agauada beach resort. He also own different brands of restaurants across the globe. Ranveer had been part of popular TV shows like MasterChef India, The Great Indian Rasoi, RRAAA and more.
4. Floyd Cardoz
An experienced and award-winning chef, Floyd Cardoz is one of the best Indian chefs across the globe. Floyd is the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season Three. He runs his own restaurant in Mumbai called The Bombay Canteen and has published various cookbooks as well. He also owns few restaurants in New York.
5. Vineet Bhatia
Vineet Bhatia is a talented and renowned Michelin star chef. He has multiple restaurants across the globe and is known for his unique cooking methods. Chef Vineet has won several awards in the field of cooking over the years and was the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star.
6. Atul Kochhar
An author, restaurateur and one of the best Indian chef, Vineet Bhatia has made a name for himself over the years. Vineet is famous for his modern Indian style of cooking and has published books named Rasoi: New Indian Kitchen and My Sweet Kitchen. He is also the second Indian to receive a Michelin star for his restaurant.
7. Gaggan Anand
Born in Kolkata, Gaggan Anand is an Indian chef and renowned restaurateur. He also had a restaurant named Gaggan which was a progressive Indian style kitchen which closed down due to fallout between his partner.
8. Saransh Goila
Popular for his signature ‘Goila Butter Chicken’ dish and restaurant Saransh is a rising name in the Indian food community. Saransh has published his own book and is part of a TV show as well named Roti Rasta Aur India.
9. Manish Mehrotra
Born in Patna, Manish Mehrotra is an award-winning chef who is known for his modern Indian cuisine. Manish completed his education from IHM, Mumbai and went on to work with premier chains like the Taj Group Of Hotels. Currently, he heads the kitchen of the Indian Accent started in New Delhi.
10. Kunal Kapur
Often seen as a judge on TV show MasterChef India, Chef Kunal Kapur one of the best Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur. He has also published various cookbooks and hosted many cooking shows as well.
11. Vicky Ratnani
One of the most talented chefs in the country, Vicky Ratnani has made a big impact as a culinary consultant. One amazing fact about him is that, he has also cooked for Queen Elizabeth! He has also curated menus for many ivy restaurants in the country.
Hope you had fun exploring these star Indian chefs who made the country proud.