Chef Sanjeev Kapoor


Unarguably he is one of the most recognized faces of Indian television. He was in people’s living rooms for almost two decades introducing them to the delights of Indian and international cuisine in his inimitable easy going and cheery manner. The show Khana Khazana was one of those trailblazing cookery shows on Zee. Little wonder then that he has a massive fan following across all age groups, genders and countries.

He has the proud distinction of being the only chef in the world to have his own channel – FoodFood. He has also been conferred the ‘Best Chef of India’ award by the Government of India. He represented India in the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) in South Korea and here he introduced them to the wonders of the ancient Indian way of Ayurvedic cooking. He was the Indian ambassador for UN’s Clean Cook Stoves campaign for the underprivileged of developing countries. He represented India as a Food ambassador in Spain under the Spanish Government’s Indian Future Leaders Programme (IFLP).

He has done cookery shows all over the globe with famous culinary personalities like Rachel Ray, Richard Quest and Rene Redzepi. In fact, he is also known as the Rachel Ray of India. He is also ranked 34th in the Forbes list of top 100 Indian celebrities. He has also cooked for many dignitaries, including the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He has achieved the Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi live at World Food India 2017, New Delhi.

His website which has more than 15,000 recipes, attracts more than 10 million page views per month and over 5.4 million fans follow him on Facebook. His website won the ‘Most Popular Website’ award in 2013 and ‘Best Website’ award in the Food and Beverages category in 2014 and 2016. He is on the board of Singapore Airlines International Culinary panel. His YouTube channel sanjeevkapoorkhazana is very popular with over 2 million subscribers.

Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe books are bestsellers, with more than 200 titles in 7 languages and bagged Indian and international awards. His restaurants Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana, The Yellow Chilli, Signature, Hong Kong and Options are considered the best in their categories not only in India but abroad as well. His Khazana brand of blended spices, ready to cook mixes, pickles and gourmet chutneys are super popular in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, in addition to India. His business of world-class kitchen gadgets, Wonderchef has enabled and continues to empower women, a cause close to his heart.

 Cooking to me is like what a canvas is to a painter – an art form arising from the creativity deep within, urging me to give every dish a new hue and perspective. I love to keep my creations simple which can then be understood by the maximum. Combining best of tradition with a touch of relevance using freshest local ingredients. Back it up with the science of creating that art. The end result of this experience has to be nirvana (extreme stage of attaining happiness; free from the cycle of births and deaths).