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Sanjeev Kapoor – the Master Chef!

August 31, 2009

Cooking may be an everyday activity for many of us, but is it something we love to do? Not really! A few, though, think of it as their calling. One such person, probably the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine, is Sanjeev Kapoor.

Chef extraordinaire, cookery show host on Zee TV (which has been winning the ‘Best Cookery Show’ award given by the Indian Television Academy year after year ever since its inception in the year 2000), author of best-selling cookbooks, restaurant consultant, architect of an unique range of food products and winner of numerous culinary awards – titles are manifold for this dynamic and proactive chef. Sanjeev Kapoor is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the best cuisine in the world. Mr. Kapoor owns 10 restaurants all over India, under his brand The Yellow Chilli and other restaurants named Khazana and Options in Dubai and again Khazana in Qatar.

Recently, he has been busy designing a brand new menu for Singapore Airlines. Also, he has been working on a new venture called Wonderchef for which he has trained a group of women to market a new range of imported kitchen accessories that he has handpicked from all over the world. To add to this, he is also in the process of finishing his new cookery book for fussy children.

Several thriving endeavors have not kept this man away from pampering his passion as a creator of culinary works of art. His passion and skills have found its expression in the numerous bistros to which he has granted his know-how and franchise, each one bearing his personal stamp of authenticity and brilliance. As a restaurant consultant, he has granted his franchise to a number of restaurants both in India and abroad which have all been very well appreciated.

To quote Mr. Kapoor, “It (cooking) is my first love and I will always have time for it!” Little wonder that he does his television show Khana Khazana on Zee TV completely impromptu. In an interview he had revealed, “I never prepare for my show. I’ve given a list of about 200 ingredients to my producer which he keeps available for every shoot. And I think up my recipes as I go along, before the camera. I have found that this is the best way to keep the show spontaneous and my adrenaline flowing even after so many years of doing Khana Khazana. I like to think on my feet.”

Keeping his dream alive, isn’t he? More power to Sanjeev!

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