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Chef Anupa Das
Our focus is on Chef Anupa Das, in her mid thirties, who knows now what it takes to survive in an erstwhile male dominated field - the hotel industry. The hotel and catering industry is no longer a man’s domain for more and more women have made their careers in it. Anupa, with her remarkable outgoing nature, has been able to rough it out in the kitchen and has emerged stronger and more determined to go few notches higher. Her passion for food and cooking was clearly evident while she was still schooling and her choice of career was an acceptance of the flow of life.
Currently associated with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Anupa completes ten years of working on his books, shows and TV shows. For Anupa, Chef Kapoor is not just an employer but the perfect motivator and guide. With his constant support, she has been able to explore many new avenues. Travel is one big calling. As also creating recipes for books and shows.
Having switched over from a boisterous kitchen of the exclusive club Chambers of the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, Mumbai, Anupa reminisces of the great learning experience spread over more than five years as Chef Conti. She had the opportunity to work closely with Chef Anton Mossiman from UK and Michelin Star Chef Frank Fol from Belgium. She was part of the team representing the Mumbai Taj at the The Taj Culinary Olympics, Delhi in 2000.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Anupa’s passion for cooking drove her towards completing the Diploma in Hotel Management and Food Technology from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai in 1998. The campus interviews placed her in the Taj.
Hosts Sirf Tees Minute, a cookery show on 24 hour food channel FoodFood.
Hostess of Rasoi Khajina, a weekly cookery show, aired by a Marathi Channel.
Team leader for trials for Sanjeev Kapoor cookery books and shows.
Assistant to Chef Kapoor for his national and international live cookery demonstrations.