CHEF AJAY Brings a refreshing

approach to Indian food culture

With his culinary creativity and true passion for food, Ajay brings a vast experience and creativity in Modern Indian Food with focus on a refreshing, enticing and innovative palate

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My Success Story


After a sparkling career as the head of the kitchen brigade for globally recognized chains Marriott and Starwood, and after successfully hosting food shows on two of India’s leading television channels Chef Ajay Chopra has reinvented himself.He is now taking on the role of entrepreneur in the brick and mortar world and is building his personal brand in the digital space.

Ajay began his career with the Cecil Oberoi in Shimla. He then joined the Oberoi Center for Learning and Development (OCLD) from where he completed the culinary and management training program, graduating as a gold medallist. His first assignment as a chef was at Kandahar, the Indian specialty restaurant at the Oberoi New Delhi. In addition to Kandahar he was also responsible for the hotel’s banqueting operations as well as the coffee shop.

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Brand Endorsement & Vignettes

Host and TV Presenter

Hi Tea

Food Food

Hi Tea is a brand new series that focuses on effortless, foolproof recipes that are guaranteed to enrich your evenings. As the host, Ajay brings in a refreshing approach to the program. Hi Tea currently Airs at Food Food channel

Chop Chop Chopra

One Stop Destination to learn gourmet cooking from Chef Ajay Chopra himself who has spent thousands of hours in 5 star kitchens. Ajay's passion for cooking is the basic ingredient, which gives birth to his lip smacking dishes.

MasterChef India

The most popular cooking competition show MasterChef does not need any introduction. Ajay co-hosted and judged MasterChef India Season 1 and 2 with other premium chefs.

Veggistan

NDTV Good Times

An innovative series of glorious vegetarian foods aired by NDTV Good Times, India, Veggistan portrays Ajay's green journey in a series of enticing episodes.The show is one hundred percent vegetarian, where Green Gets its Glory.

Northern Flavours

Living Foodz

Northern Flavours celebrates authentic recipes and cooking styles from the northern region of the subcontinent.

Career Path

Burgundy Box

In 2014,  Ajay quit his assignment at The Westin and embarked on the journey of becoming Chefpreneur.Being that Ajay is a food visionary, he wanted to see India Dine in a whole new way. With his experience around many mediums he brings a fresh approach to food on a daily basis. Thus came about BURGUNDY BOX, a revolutionary DO IT YOURSELF Meal Kit. 

Zion Hospitality Pvt. Ltd

Under the brand of Zion Hospitality, Chef Ajay started consulting restaurant developers, catering companies with their menu designs, concepts and culinary skills. Being on board with Sodexho Food Services, he travels to their key accounts pan India and conducts on ground trainings, food festivals for the consumers and other food related events.

The Westin, Mumbai

Having great exposure to the International restaurant scene, Ajay brings a refreshing approach to Indian food culture. At The Westin Mumbai Garden City, he was responsible for the food and beverage operations of the hotel which includes Prego- the finest Italian restaurant in Mumbai , Kangan, which is acclaimed for its breath taking north west frontier food, and Seasonal Taste- the 24 hour multi cuisine restaurant and a huge banqueting operations.

Mint Leaf, London

In London, Ajay was the Executive Head Chef of the acclaimed Mint Leaf chain of restaurants, which is a benchmark in Modern and sophisticated Indian Dining. During his tenure in London Ajay took Mint Leaf to new culinary heights in Indian cuisine. Mint Leaf has enjoyed critical acclaim for its ability to re interpret classic Indian dishes in a contemporary fashion. During his culinary trail in the United Kingdom, Ajay was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London.

J.W Marriott, Mumbai

After his stint in Delhi, Ajay moved to the J.W Marriott in Mumbai as the chef de cuisine of Lotus Cafe, the busiest and the largest coffee shop of Mumbai. Ajay then headed to Saffron at the JW as the chef de cuisine which is a hub of 'A' listed celebrities from the entertainment and the corporate world.

Kandahar, The Oberoi, New Delhi

His first assignment as a chef was at Kandahar, the Indian specialty restaurant at the Oberoi New Delhi, where he gave an edge to the Indian cuisine served and savoured by the Delhi Palette. Ajay was also responsible for the hotel's large banqueting operations as well as the coffee shop.

Oberoi Center for Learning and Development

From Cecil Oberoi, Ajay joined the finest culinary and management training program at the Oberoi Center for Learning and Development (OCLD) and emerged a gold medalist.

Cecil Oberoi, Shimla

Ajay started in career at Cecil Oberoi, Shimla at a fairly young age to pursue his dream of innovation in Culinary world

Insight into the Culinary Genius

Apart from being a Culinary Innovator, Ajay is a fun loving, down to earth and passionate person.Ajay loves meeting people and his Charismatic personality brings people close to him. Being a God loving individual, Ajay believes in honesty, integrity and goodness in people.

Music

Ajay loves listening to music and has a worth noting collection of Indian and Western songs to accompany in his travels.Personally, Ajay is an enticing singer and quite acclaimed in close get together and parties.

Travel

Being a Chef, travelling is a core part in Ajay's life. He loves to travel world wide and experience the local cuisine offered. Ajay is an avid traveller and in each of his tours, he explores the food of different local cuisines.

Family

Ajay is a devoted family person.He leads a happy life with a small and loving family. Devoted Father of Akshat and Ashish, Loving Husband of Amrita, ajay believes in Family being the first in Life priorities.

Whether you're a chef or a home cook, there's one thing that's for certain - no dish will be perfect unless you make it with passion. After all, cooking is an art and no art is perfected unless it's backed by dollops of passion with a sprinkling of love.

Passion

Cooking and food innovation is Ajay's passion. Being a true food lover, Ajay believes food can bring miracle to one's life specially when it is given it's value and cooked with the right mix of ingredients, heat and warmth of love.

Be it a weekly or daily visit to the house of God or a small prayer every night, spirituality plays such an enormous and wonderful part in our lives. It gives a sense of calm, gratitude and love for something so much larger than ourselves