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Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel ‘FoodFood’, author of best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards! He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering Indian women through power of cooking to become self sufficient.

  • Conferred with ‘Best Chef of India’ award by the Government of India.
  • Chosen as Indian ambassador for the United Nation’s Clean Cookstoves campaign for the underprivileged people in the developing countries.
  • Represented India in 2012 in World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) at Daejon, South Korea and initiated the Indian ancient ways of ‘Ayurvedic Cooking’ to the world of chefs.
  • Represented India as a Food Ambassador in Spain under the Spanish Government’s Indian Future Leaders Programme (IFLP).
  • Project with CNN in Copenhagen, Denmark, November, 2011, working along with Chef Rene Redzepi, owner of Noma restaurant rated as number one restaurant in the World today, known for its reinvention and interpretation of Nordic cuisine and Soul Food.
  • Featured in 2009 and again in 2011, with Rachel Ray, the most popular and top rated cookery show host of US and labelled as ‘Rachel Ray of India.’
  • His 24 x 7 TV Channel ‘FoodFood’ was launched in January 2011 and he’s the first chef in the world to achieve this. This was the natural progression from being the most popular cookery TV show host. Well received in all parts of the country and beyond.
  • In the March 2010 issue of Reader’s Digest, Sanjeev Kapoor figured at No. 31 in the list of 100 of India’s Most Trusted persons. 
  • Sanjeev Kapoor was launched, as a brand, from the portals of the House of Commons, London by Mr. Fabian Hamilton, MP (North East Leeds, Yorkshire).
  • Khana Khazana, his cookery show on television was telecast non stop for more than 17 years and also won the ‘Best Cookery Show’ award by Indian Television Academy (ITA) and Indian Telly awards year after year.
  • Sanjeev Kapoor is on the panel of Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, made specifically to document Indian Cuisine and release an authentic version of it for Indians to follow and rest of the world to understand Indian Cuisine in the right perspective.
  • His best-seller books reach an enthralling number of more than 150 titles (in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati) with ‘The Live Well Diet’ and ‘Everyday Cooking’ hitting the stands lately. His book for the International audience ‘How to Cook Indian,’ published and printed in US and later in UK got launched in April 2011 to an overwhelming response and positive press. Listed amongst the “Summer Cookbooks of the Year” ‘The Yellow Chilli Cookbook’ has been awarded as the Best International Cookbook in the 2012 International Book Awards and ‘aah!Chocolate’ has been awarded as the “Gourmand Best Cookbook Photography” in India in the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards 2013.
  • His portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 9000 tried and tested recipes and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking. Very popular amongst Indians as well as NRIs who get homesick for Indian food. It has half a million registered users, with a page view of seven million per month in age group 20-60 years. It has been awarded as the “Most Popular Website” in the Website of the Year 2013 Awards.
  • A fan page in Facebook was started in mid 2009 and has over 1.7 million fans and growing. It has around ten thousand interactions per week. Another initiative is Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana, a channel on YOUTUBE, which has become very popular.
  • Blog page chefsanjeevkapoor.blogspot.in gives insights on his day-to-day life alongwith other useful information on food and the culinary world, also followed by his fans. His Twitter handle @sanjeevkapoor is one of the most sought after handles in the world of food.
  • Sanjeev Kapoor is on the board of Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel sharing the limelight with some award winning star chefs from culinary capitals across the globe.
  • Sanjeev Kapoor has been contributing regularly to the society through his work for children with Autism. Under Corporate Social Responsibility he has taken on himself the challenge of improving/feeding school meals in remote villages and for children from the weaker sections of the society.
  • Another brand of Sanjeev Kapoor – Wonderchef – that is enabling Indian women to empower themselves by starting their own business. 
  • As a restaurateur he has granted his franchise to a number of restaurants both in India and abroad which have all been very well appreciated. Khazana and The Yellow Chilli are well known brands, now with his new company ICPL (Indian Cookery Pvt Ltd) he is extending these brands by adding Signature, Sura Vie, Stir Crazy and Gold Leaf Banquets brands under different categories.
  • Under the brand name Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana, a wide range of food products, including finger licking Pickles, Blended Masalas, Gourmet Chutneys and 123 Ready To Cook Mixes have already created millions of admirers nationwide and internationally.
  • He was one of the chief speakers/presenters at the Worlds of Flavor, 2005 International Conference & Festival organized by The Culinary Institute of America at Graystone, California.
  • Recipient of ‘Award for Brand Excellence’ at the fifth Indira Awards; ‘Hall of the Fame Award’ under the aegis of The Star of the Industry Awards besides many accolades, laurels and awards won for his zeal of combining the art of cooking with entrepreneurship and showman.
  • Today, Sanjeev is in demand from many brands as a brand ambassador for their products and he makes it a point to choose what’s best for him. Currently he is endorsing brands like Cargill India’s Sweekar Sunflower Oil, Zydus Cadila’s Sugarfree, Daawat Basmati Rice and Sleek Kitchen.
  • He was on the panel of Judges for Master Chef India Season 3.
  • Served as the Chief Judge and Host for Sanjeev Kapoor ke Kitchen Khiladi on Sony Entertainment Television.
  • Honoured with his story on Star World as part of the exclusive series titled Achiever’s Club.
  • Sanjeev also is in great demand for live events and cooking demonstrations for which he travels all over India and abroad.