Atul Kochhar

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Atul Kochhar is a TV chef and the first Michelin-starred Indian chef.

Atul trained at the Oberoi Hotel Group in New Delhi and then established himself as a leading chef of his generation.

Recipe Creation

He moved to London in 1994 where he became head chef at Tamarind restaurant in Mayfair. By the age of 31, he became the first Indian chef to get a Michelin star and maintained the star with the opening of his first solo venture, Benares restaurant.

Kochhar opened the restaurant Kanishka in March 2019 on London’s Maddox Street. The restaurant also showcases Indian cuisine from the easternmost region of India.  It spans two floors with room for over 120 diners, along with an outside terrace and a private garden room.

TV Chef

He presented Curry on with Atul Kochhar on the B4U network and a series on Malaysia called Kochhar’s Spice Kitchen

He reached the semi-finals of the Great British Menu and appeared in Market Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen.

Kochhar is involved with the charities Barnardo’s, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Save the Children. He is also an ambassador for Find Your Feet.

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