Career of Atul Kochhar
Atul Kochhar was born on 31st August 1969 in Jamshedpur and began his cooking career at The Oberoi group of hotels in India from 1989-1994 where he gained a diploma in Hotel Management. In 1993 Kochhar graduated to the five star deluxe Oberoi hotel in New Delhi where he worked as a Sous Chef. In 1994 he moved to the fine dining restaurant of renowned chef Bernard Kunig. The following year Kochhar extended his profile and experience, joining Marks and Spencers as a consultant chef advising on their Indian food range.
Restaurants of Atul Kochhar
"Benares Restaurant and Bar" (2003) - regarded as one of the worlds best Indian restaurants. Benares is known for modern Indian cuisine with a delicate use of spices to create outstanding dishes. In 2008 Kochhar opened his first restaurant in Ireland, called "Ananda" - meaning eternal joy -in the Dundrum Town Centre on the outskirts of Dublin. That year he also opened "Vatika Restaurant" located in Southampton situated on Wickham Vineyard. Vatika focuses on serving cutting edge cuisine using locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients which gives rise to modern British food with a unique Indian twist.
Kochhar also has a restaurant on the P&O cruise ship Azura, called "Sindhu". In 2013, the "Rang Mahal" in Dubais JW Marriott Marquis Hotel opened. Kochhar also owns "Simply India" in The St. Regis Mauritius Resort and "Indian Essence" in Petts Wood.
Achievements of Atul Kochhar
Television Appearance of Atul Kochhar
Bibliography of Atul Kochhar
Atul Kochhars recipes have appeared widely in magazines and newspapers, and he demonstrates regularly on food shows in the UK and abroad. He currently has three books published, namely;
Indian Regional Cuisines
Indian State Recipes
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