Abhijit Saha

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Quiet and unassuming, Abhjit Saha is a chef who has always let his work, and his accomplishments speak for themselves. His unwavering focus on innovation, quality and his attention to detail has catapulted both his restaurants - Caperberry and Fava - to national acclaim and success. An expert in classical and modern European cuisine as well as regional Indian cuisine, he is rated amongst the top chefs in the country. Abhijit spends a fair chunk of every year travelling around the world seeking culinary adventure and inspiration.

He has been a regular speaker at the Culinary Institute of America’s ’World of Flavours Conference’ and other forums like Ted-X, IFCA National Culinary Congress and Times Literary Festival. Before turning entrepreneur, Abhijit worked as the Director of Food and Services and Executive Chef with The Park Hotels; as Executive Chef with The Manor, New Delhi and with the Taj Group of Hotels, New Delhi, where he started his career in 1990.

He has studied Oenology at Johnson and Wales University and has served as the President of the Bangalore Wine Club and is a founding member of The Wine Society of India. He is fond of art and design and enjoys F1 racing.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

- Awarded ’Best Chef Of India’ at the ’Indian Restaurant Congress & Awards 2013’, Delhi NCR.
- Winner of the UpperCrust National Celebrity Chefs Cooking challenge 2012-13
- DNA Newspaper honoured him as one of the ’50 Most Influential Persons’ of Bangalore
- Featured in the coveted ’Hall of Fame’ list of fifty most important people in the Food and Beverage business in India, by UpperCrust Magazine, June 2012
- Won the Jury Special Chef of the year Award at the Hotelier India Awards in 2011-12.
- Winner of Indian Federation of Culinary Association’s ’Entrepreneur Chef of the Year’ 2008
- Winner of South India Culinary Association’s ’Golden Hat’ award for outstanding contribution to the profession of Chefs.