Speakers Profile

Vicky RatnaniChef Vicky Ratnani: Vicky Ratnani, the gourmand, food connoisseur, celebrity Chef, author, TV host and  restaurateur will take you through a fun and fabulous 1 hour session MasterChef style.
He is currently the co-owner/ Chef of The Korner House, Mumbai

& a lover for flavour & chef for the most prestigious ocean liner company Cunard anduhelming the largest kitchen at sea, has made my dream and my life have the best of the best. Travelling to the most exotic places, working with 37 nationalities and cooking for Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela, Rod Stewart has made me open my mind and think out of the box. I have kind of developed a style of my own cooking where produce is king. Global influences, local ingredients and modern techniques is the trinity of my cuisines. Aurus & Nido in Mumbai were the restaurants where I created some crazy food and were considered among the top eateries in the country.

Television is another medium where I share my recipes and belief that people can cook & eat at home very well. My vegetarian cook book Vicky Goes Veg is a cutting edge veg cook book where world flavours meet local markets in your homes. The book won the prestigious Gourmand Award for Best Vegetarian Cook 2015 this year. My newest show VICKYPEDIA which starts in Feb on Zee is a fun filled show with amazing recipes from all over the world.

Kunal VijaykarKunal Vijayakar is a food writer, author and television personality. A whole generation have watched him eat his way into the hearts of hundreds and thousands of Indians.  He is India’s most recognisable food show host, and the anchor of the country’s most popular food show “The Foodie – with Kunal Vijayakar”. A show which ran uninterrupted for nine years completing close to 500 episodes.

He has been a food columnist and writer with The Times of India, Bombay Times, DNA, Asian Age, Mahanagar, and The Week and is currently a food writer and columnist with “The Hindustan Times”. He is the author of “Made In India” – his first cookbook.

He is also an actor, director and Political Satirist, and writer, performer and director of the political satirical show “The News That Wasn’t” and “The Week That Wasn’t” –on CNN News18.

_DSC0020Chef Ranveer Brar: is an Indian celebrity chef, TV-show host/ judge, food stylist. He was born in Lucknow into the family of landlords. When he was fairly young, he was inspired by local kebab vendors in Lucknow to pursue his love of food and was also a volunteer apprentice to one of them. Eventually he joined the Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow for a more formal initiation into the culinary world. Ranveer Brar has hosted various shows on Living Foodz channel such as The Great Indian Rasoi, Breakfast Express, Snack Attack, Health bhi Taste Bhi, Award winning show HOME MADE, Ranveeer’s cafe and a new show from 30th May 206, titled Food Tripping along with chef Gautam Mehrishi, HE was also one of the judges for MasterChef India season 4 alongside his fellow chefs such as chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Vikas Khanna

Ajay ChopraChef Ajay Chopra: Quirky, fun loving and larger than life! An acclaimed culinarian and his success mantra #lovepraycook has seen him grow as a Modern Indian Chef. His conviction and diligence has conferred him as one of the most celebrated chefs in the Indian television and food industry.”

Rushina M. GhildiyalRushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal is a corporate food consultant, writer, stylist and author with more than 12 years of experience in the Indian food industry. One of India’s pioneering food bloggers, today, she heads A Perfect Bite® Consulting, a premier food consulting firm and APB Cook Studio®, India’s first kitchen studio. Her first book, A Pinch of This, A Handful of That, released in December 2013.

 She is not working on 2 more. An expert in Indian and World cuisines and committed to evangelizing home cooking especially with children, she continues to inspire people to cook through her many endeavour and culinary experiences.

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Saransh Goila: One of India’s youngest celebrity chefs, Saransh Goila is the founder of Goila Butter Chicken. He is the author of the bestselling travelogue “India on my platter” and a tv show host. He is known for his shows Health Challenge and Roti Rasta aur India which helped him get a place in Limca book of records for the longest road journey by a chef.

Varun InamdarChef Varun Inamdar: 15 years in the food world, Chef Varun Inamdar has dabbled all roles in all cuisines and kitchen units with equal flair, right from being a dishwasher to Business Head at the world’s leading luxury hotel chain and The Royal family in The Gulf. He has always showcased his passion, perseverance and patience in all his endeavours. Being an Ambassador of Ecuadorian cocoa in India, he is also an authority in the world cocoa industry. Chef, proudly represents India on Global forums and is known to create India’s first 6 feet tall, life-size edible Chocolate mannequin and Chocolate Ganapati on television. He flagged off year 2016 with his association with 23 brands of PepsiCo India and led their nutrition drive at ‘Make in India’ week. His show ‘The Bombay Chef’ has crossed all barriers and clocked in a phenomenal reach of 6.5 lacs and are still counting views.

Michael in LCB Jacket 2Chef Michael Swamy: Chef, Food Stylist, TV Chef Host & Producer. CEO CottageChef Culinaire * Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Award  * India’s top 50 chefs in 2012 Indian Chefs Association

Rishi Khayani

Nikhila2Nikhila Palat: With over 15 years of experience in the luxury and lifestyle industry, recently turned entrepreneur, Nikhila Palat is the CEO of Katalyst Reputation Management, a company specialising in Public Relations, Marketing, Digital and Design solutions. Katalyst within its first year now handles over 30 of the country’s top brands
Nikhila has been the head of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications for the country’s most iconic hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, Taj Wellington Mews, India’s premiere luxury serviced apartments, The Imperial Club by Taj and the flagship of the Vivanta hotels – Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai.
An MBA in Marketing, she is armed with a diploma in Creative New Media and the Web from Harvard University, Boston. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing a second MBA from the reputed Glion University in Switzerland.
With her multitude of experience, she only takes on brands she strongly believes in and offers them her complete attention in order to help grow their brand in the competitive Indian market space. A former-National champion in tennis and even a Miss India finalist, Nikhila has donned many a hat, however her dream was always to be a successful CEO and with Katalyst Reputation Management, she is one step closed to actualising her dreams!

Munaf ProfileMunaf Kapadia: Used to sell digital advertising at Google, now sells Samosas at TBK

Sandeep Shreedharan (1)Sandeep Sreedharan: Started as a home chef with a vision to popularize Indian Coastal cuisine and put it on the world map, Sandeep is the creator of new genre of cuisine called #ModernCoastal. “I like to work under the radar which allows me to create flavors and textures that are deep rooted and unique, and take it to the most discerning palates through word of mouth”



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