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Manjit Gill is a highly acclaimed chef with over four decades of excellence in the culinary profession.

With a mantra of “discovery & constant innovation” he is held in the highest regard by the Hospitality Industry’s top gastronomic echelons. Chef Gill has been honoured innumerable times for his formidable work with restaurant brand creation such as Bukhara, Dumpukht, Kebab & Kurry, Dakshin, Royal Vega – honestly plant based food and dairy on guidelinesof Ayurveda.

Lifetime Achievement Award from India’s Ministry of Tourism in January 2006.

Have the honor being the recipient of the prestigious “Escoffier Medal – for culinary commitment and high standards of the culinary arts & hospitality by the World Chefs 2018”.

World Punjabi Organization presented the “Punjabi Gold Award” for invaluable contribution to Punjabi community on Baisakhi April 14, 2007.

Awarded the prestigious Paryatan Ratan by Panjab University in March, 2016.

Chef Gill is passionate in researching and applying the learnings of Ancient Indian Cuisine and a great believer in the sustainable philosophy of Indian Vedic knowledge and Slow food.

Did the Punjabi food research & promotions under various themes:

  • The Memories of other Punjab
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • Celebrating Cuisine from the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - A tribute to Shere-e– Punjab.

Among the various books authored.

  • Eating wisely & well by Penguin
  • Fire / Water / Earth / Air / Ether Secrets of Indian gastronomy
  • Indian Spa Cuisine

As the President of Indian Federation of Culinary Associations, he got India to be a member of World Association of Chef’s Societies. Under his leadership “Chef & Child” was started, which today is an annual national event. First to have started National Culinary Art Exhibition and Competition in January 1990. Bocuse d’Or world championship is today a biannual programme by IFCA.

He is as former Corporate Chef ITC Hotels and continues to work as a Food Advisor with ITC Hotels.

Board member of the Institute of hotel management, Pusa, New Delhi, IHM Gurdaspur, Food Craft Institute, Hoshiarpur.

In Manjit’s own words, “ In many respects my philo sophy on food and my life are same - bothshould be an experience of Happiness, Serenity and Joyful living. These principles have developed from a broad range of professional experiences as well as from contact with people of diverse cultures and Lifestyles. “ This truly reflects Chef Manjit’s perspective of food and life ”.

“My kitchen is a mystical place, my temple. It is where the learnings of the past transfer into the future.”

Manjit Singh Gill

Chef Manjeet SIngh Gill on International Indian Culinary in conversation with Ravi mishra

On 29th Nov 5.00 p.m. - 5.40 p.m.

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