Hari Nayak is an Indian chef, restaurateur, author and a renowned Indian Food and culinary consultant. Hari’s signature style of cooking is distinctly featured in his best seller cookbook "Modern Indian Cooking". Hari is globally known as one of the pioneers of modern Indian cuisine and his vision is to bring Indian culture and cuisine to the forefront on the global culinary map. When it comes to Indian food, the common misconception is that the preparation style must be complex. Hari has managed to elucidate that Indian cooking can be prepared in a simplistic style, with all the modern trappings, yet appealing to the common household cook at the same time. Chef Hari has pioneered the next generation of Indian Cooking with his latest cookbook with Chef Daniel Bolud. He has also pioneered America’s first ice cream patisserie, "Halo Fete" located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Career of Hari Nayak
Hari Nayak has graduated from the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in Manipal, Karnataka in 1994. He then joined the prestigious ITC hotels as a ‘Kitchen Executive Trainee’ before joining the highly respected Culinary Institute of America, New York. He graduated from Culinary Institute of America at the top of his class as an Honor Student in 1998. Thereafter, Hari continued to build his knowledge and skills under the guidance of world renowned chefs - like Daniel Bolud, Marcus Samuelson and Albert Adria. As a trained pastry chef, Hari made his debut venture into the culinary world by opening America’s first patisserie in Princeton, New Jersey. He then joined one of the largest food service companies in North America as their executive chef to further enhance his experience in the hospitality industry.
Hari Nayak is the co founder of "Cooking for life" which was founded by Chef Vikas Khanna. Cooking for Life was founded to organize tasting events with some of the top chefs to help raise money and awareness for different relief efforts around the world like Tsunami, Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster, South Asian Earthquake and many more. Hari has been the lead organizer for various fund raising culinary events for causes like Tsunami, Gulf Coast, Katrina and the first ever global cooking series at the wonders of the world "The living Pyramids".
Bibliography of Hari Nayak
"Modern Indian Cooking"
"My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear or Fuss"
"Mango Mia - Celebrating the tropical world of Mangoes"
"Spice: Flavors and Recipes from Around the World"
Achievements of Hari Nayak
ITC Chairman’s Award 2014
Pride of the Profession Award 2015- National Restaurant Association, India
Honoree- Global & Emerging Leaders: Inspirational Achievers of South Asia (Roshni Media Group)
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(Last Updated on : 19-05-2016)
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