Chef Kunal Kapur is a well-recognized Indian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, cookbook and most recently hosting High dignitary events in the country. He is well recognized by the Ministry of India and was given an opportunity to present Satvik cuisine to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Ms. Merkel, in Bangalore. He also cooked for 42 first ladies on the India Africa Summit besides an interactive cooking session with them during their recent visit to India.
His most recent venture has been the launch of his fine-dining restaurant "Patiala by Kunal Kapur" which is primely located at Souk al Bahar in Downtown Dubai. Chef Kunal has an in-depth understanding of regional Indian cuisine having learnt it from the best in the industry during his early career. He is equally adept with innovative Indian cuisine that is at par with the best culinary standards in the world.
Kunal has played host in many television shows such as Masterchef India and Junior Masterchef India. He was invited to judge the semi finale of Masterchef America with Chef Gordon Ramsey. Vir Sanghvi quoted him as "The real star of Masterchef India". His most recent shows are My Yellow Table on NDTV Good Times and Pickle Nation – travel and food show which is aired on Living Foodz Channel. Chef Kunal has also filmed two seasons of the Travel & Food show in the US called "The Foodie comes to America".
Winner of several culinary & television awards, Kunal has been recognized amongst the Best Chefs in India by National Weekly Magazine - India Today. He has been honored with Dr. S. Radhakrishnan National Media network award. The Indian Television Academy awarded him for the Best Jury/ Anchor on television for Junior Masterchef India. Kunal is the proud recipient of the prestigious "Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship 2012" from the Government of New Zealand in the field of Food & Beverage.
Kunal is involved in many recognized assignments. He is in the top category of "Star Chefs" from around the world, representing Indian cuisine on board Lufthansa Airlines with his specialty menus for First class and Business class. He is associated with Tourism Australia and Cox & Kings and recently did a culinary drive of Australia. He promotes healthy cooking and is closely associated with AVANZA Avocados in India for the same. Chef Kunal is also a part of Passion Trails – which is organized by The Times of India, where he takes food enthusiasts on culinary adventures around the country.
Kunal is also the Chef Consultant to The Leela Group. He has also authored a book – "A Chef in Every Home" which is a complete family cookbook. He is actively involved in training underprivileged & unemployed youth in cooking and raising funds to make their own sustained food business together with United Ways Delhi, which is a part of the biggest NFP ( Not for profit organization) of the world. Kunal Kapur was born and brought up in New Delhi and pursued his education in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh. He has worked with some of the leading hotel chains like the Taj Group of Hotels and The Leela group. Besides this, Chef Kunal is passionate about– Food, Automobiles, Photography, Travel and History.