India Today

Top chefs

The city has a new crop of young chefs who are using their training and passion to bring a sea change to Chennai's food map.

Bunuma Patgiri, 30, Junior Sous Chef, The Leela Palace, Chennai

A graduate from IHM Kolkata, Chef Bunuma Patgiri has always had an interest in Asian cuisine. She now creates innovative preparations for China XO at The Leela Palace in Chennai.

Cooking is an experience to cherish. Even if one is working commercially, one must feel like they are serving guests at home with a touch of warmth.

Innovation is playing with techniques such as molecular gastronomy but simultaneously keeping tradition in mind.

Inspiration comes to me from my vegetable garden back home in Assam. We never went to the local market to source produce. The meal was decided based on fresh ingredients picked from our garden.

Favourites Filipino style satay a crab cake with shell made using fresh crab and chicken dumplings with Asian flavours and port wine jelly cannelloni.

Yeshvin Mathew, 26, Founder/Chef, Brick House Bistro and Grub Food Company

A hotel management graduate, Mathew spent a few years working in city

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from India Today

India Today7 min read
I Have Curbed Corruption in the State With an Iron Fist: Trivendra Singh Rawat
The BJP stormed into power in Uttarakhand in 2017, winning 56 of 70 seats in the state assembly. As you complete three years in office, what would be your mid-term analysis? A. The mandate was against the previous regime's corruption in matters relat
India Today2 min read
Taking Stock Of Your MF Investments
Mutual fund investors are often unsure whether to opt for the dividend or growth option of their mutual fund investments. Many inexperienced investors go for the dividend option in the hope of getting some additional income. However, unlike shares, m
India Today2 min read
Glasshouse
Hack Proofing When Rahul Gandhi changes his mobile phone number and goes off WhatsApp, it is bound to fuel speculation. Some said it was to cut off direct access to partymen, others whispered it was because of a woman stalker. Few were willing to con