Indian Vegetarian Consultant. Gunjan’s unique contribution to the culinary world is her remarkable ability to combine the ancient secrets of traditional Indian cuisines with modern-day gastronomic insights so that food-lovers are able to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience, whether in restaurants or in more private settings. Chef Gunjan has distinguished herself in her field of expertise for over a quarter of a century and is a familiar face on numerous cookery shows across television channels such as the BBC, TLC, The History Channel, NDTV, Good Times, Star TV, ETV and Doordarshan. Having occupied the top slot at ITC Hotels for decades, she also developed a special expertise in Indian vegetarian dishes. She was responsible not only for developing exciting new menus but also to guide and train a whole new generation of chefs at ITC properties throughout the country.
A particularly glorious moment in her professional journey came when she was invited to cook for the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, and a galaxy of leading national as well as international guests, for the prestigious Make In India event held in Mumbai in …..Gunjan pioneered, and was the soul behind, the ‘Delhi ka Khana’ concept at Delhi Haat, a popular tourist venue in the national capital, in 2002-2009. This became a huge success, attracting a clientele of over 50,000 people. The benefits to Delhi Tourism were as immense as they were unprecedented. Chef Gunjan enjoys an immense standing in the Gastronomic World, as is reflected by the numerous positions that she has occupied over the years. She is currently Vice President, Slow Food Chef’s Alliance India, and a member of a wide range of boards and governing bodies of food-related organisations. She has been invited as a Guest of Honour, Chief Guest, or Chief Judge at various functions and events held across the length and breadth of India. Her dedication and passion for her craft earned her a scholarship to study South American cooking at the John Folse Culinary Institute in New Orleans, USA.