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Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor judges the Masala Food Fair

(02/11/2015)

2,416,464 likes on Facebook, 6,144 followers on Instagram and 67,400 followers on Twitter. Sanjeev Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the most popular chefs in India.
An inventor, educator and entertainer, his culinary cap holds many feathers. From being awarded ‘Best Chef of India’ Award by the government of India to owning his own food channel on television, ‘FoodFood’, he has pushed the envelope of culinary arts.
Born in Haryana on April 10, 1964, Sanjeev Kapoor’s culinary journey began 20 years later when he graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management in Delhi with a diploma in Hotel Management.
He started his career as an understudy chef at Hotel Ashok, Varanasi, where the General Manager noticed his potential and promoted him to Executive Chef. He was only 27. Sanjeev Kapoor’s professional life skyrocketed from that point. The next year, he was awarded the coveted ‘best executive chef of the country’ award.
His personal life boomed with his career. He married Alyona Kapoor in 1992 and now has two daughters, Kriti and Rachita.
In 1993, he was approached by Zee TV with an offer to do a cookery show, then called Shrimaan Bawarchi and now, Khana Khazana. He went on to become a food consultant on the show, after which it gained immense popularity.
In 2000, he published ‘Khana Khazana: Celebration of Indian Cookery’ and published many more over the years, the latest being The Live Well Diet, published in 2013.
His website, ‘www.sanjeevkapoor.com’, is a guide for amateur cooks with more than 7000 recipes. It has more than half a million registered users, and was awarded “Most Popular Website” in the Website of the Year Awards in 2013.
A true foodie, Sanjeev Kapoor has spread his love for food far across Indian borders and deep into international territory. He represented India in the United Nations’ Clean Cookstoves campaign, for underprivileged people in developing countries. In 2011, he worked with Rene Redzepi the head chef and owner of the world’s number 1 restaurant, Noma in Denmark. He is also on the board of Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel.
Sanjeev Kapoor’s body of work goes beyond four walls of kitchen. He has been working for the welfare of autistic children and has partnered with Wonderchef to empower women to start their own businesses. As Julia Child said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Source: www.masala .com

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ 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 women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.