Early Life of Akshay Nayyar
Akshay Nayyar did his hotel studies from Shimla and honed culinary skills at the Ananda in the Himalayas, lauded as the world’s best destination spa by Conde Nast Traveller. Here he mastered his skill on holistic spa cuisine and incorporating the principles of Ayurveda in modern day food.
Career of Akshay Nayyar
Skilled in Indian as well as several International cuisines, baking and patisserie, the 27 year old chef had a successful stint as the youngest ‘Executive Chef’ at one of Dubai’s foremost five stars - "Melia", Dubai. He specializes in pre-opening operations and had several restaurants and almost 35 chefs working under him, during the pre-opening of the Melia, Dubai in 2012.
He now is the ‘Corporate Chef’ for Europe, Middle East and Africa for "SK Restaurants Private Limited". Under the guidance of Sanjeev Kapoor, Nayyar conceptualized and headed several operations, including the restaurant’s innovative grillroom and interactive chef’s table at "Signature" by Sanjeev Kapoor’s brand new outlet at Doha.
Trained under culinary greats like Chef Marco Pierre White and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef Akshay Nayyar debuts as entrepreneur in Bengaluru with "Kopper Kadai" - a concept restaurant which marries ancient with modern.
Media Appearance of Akshay Nayyar
Chef Nayyar has also been the host of Middle East’s biggest reality TV show "Foodshala" amongst other stints on Indian Television. He hosted 4 seasons of Foodshala and is gearing up to launch Season 5 soon.
Achievements of Akshay Nayyar
Indian Regional Cuisines