OCTOBER 1ST – Atul Kochhar’s Chef Series with Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL at Kanishka
About this Event
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A little more about our amazing Chefs..
About Atul Kochhar
Atul Kochhar is the Chef Patron of Kanishka in Mayfair, London, Hawkyns in Amersham, Indian Essence in Orpington and Sindhu in Marlow. Born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1969, Kochhar first hit the London spotlight upon winning a Michelin star at the acclaimed Tamarind of Mayfair in 2001. He was the first Indian chef to gain the accolade. He left to open Benares in 2002, which was awarded its own Michelin star four years later. After leaving Benares, he opened Kanishka in March 2019.
A celebrated restaurateur and television personality, Atul has featured in numerous TV series including BBC’s Masterchef and Great British Menu, and regularly appears on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. In 2010 launched his own series: Atul’s Spice Kitchen: Malaysia. He is also a popular cookery book author, with books including Indian Essence, Fish-Indian Style and Curries of the World.
Kochhar attributes his success to his use of regional Indian flavours alongside the best British produce, a practice which he develops further in his latest venture, Kanishka.
About Cyrus Todiwala
Cyrus Todiwala’s is a chef, author, educationist and entrepreneur. He is Co-Patron of Café Spice Namaste and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen in Lincoln Plaza London, part of the Hilton Curio Collection and Mr. Todiwala’s Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill.
Immigrating to London from Bombay with Pervin Todiwala in the early 1990’s with little more than a few suitcases, his culinary gifts and boundless energy ensured that their restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, helped reshape Britain’s then limited expectations of Indian cuisine, impressing the food cognoscenti and inspiring generations of Indian chefs. Today, Café Spice Namaste is the longest running Michelin BIB restaurant in the world.
A pioneer as well as an innovator, Cyrus is a staunch advocate of education and training, social responsibility, sustainability, buying British, food waste, the environment and healthy eating. He has won several environmental awards including the Sustainability Champion award from the London Chamber of Commerce/Corporation of London.
In line with the Parsee ethos of philanthropy, with Pervin Todiwala Cyrus has devoted much of his time and energy to missions they believe in. One of these is Zest Quest Asia, the student chef competition which they founded in collaboration with the Master Chefs of Great Britain. Zest Quest Asia aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of classical Asian cuisine and raise its profile as a future career. It is now on its fifth year.
Cyrus has written six cookbooks, including the best-selling ‘Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box’. He appears regularly on BBC Saturday Kitchen and the BBC 4 Food Programme, which awarded him the 2014 BBC Food Personality of the Year. He is an Ambassador of The Clink Charity and Patron of the British Lop Society, among others.