Profile of Vikas Khanna.Updated: Nov 09, 2017 17:26 IST
Vikas Khanna is an award winning chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker & humanitarian based in New York City. He is the host of MasterChef India, Twist of Taste and Mega Kitchens on National Geographic.
Khanna has received rave reviews from the New York Times, Condé Nast and Wall Street Journal for his cooking.
He has authored 28 books including Return to the Rivers, which was nominated for both, James Beard Award and the IACP Cookbook Award.
He premiered his magnum opus Utsav – A Culinary Epic of Indian Festivals, at Cannes Film Festival 2015, also now the most expensive cookbook in the World by living author, which was recently presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ||.
He has appeared on several TV Shows like MasterChef Australia, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay. He has hosted events for President Obama, President Bill Clinton, Pope Francis, Prime Minister Modi, HH Dalai Lama among other dignitaries.
Khanna is the creator of Holy Kitchens documentary series that explore sharing food in different faiths. Khanna is the founder of Cooking for Life and SAKIV Organizations, which raise funds for emergencies and World hunger. He is the goodwill ambassador for the Smile Foundation and supports the cause of nutrition in India.
Khanna is working on his Museum of Culinary Arts to showcase India’s rich heritage at WGSHA, Manipal (2018).
Deutsche Welle named Khanna as 10 Legendary Chefs of all time who’ve revolutionized our (global) eating habits.