Rakesh Sethi

One of India’s top celebrity chefs,whose culinary skills have made him a household name across the Indian subcontinent


Chef Rakesh Sethi is one of the most celebrated & trusted chefs in India. He is known for simplifying the traditional time-consuming & tedious recipes, to easy-to-create & simple activities for his audiences.

His career began with ‘Mirch Masala’ , a cookery show on Star Plus. He is currently the Food Editor for the specialty channel ‘Food Food’.

He is also an anchor/host of a very popular daily television show called ‘Tea Time with Rakesh Sethi’. 

He has been an Executive Chef at ‘Ramada Plaza’, ‘TajSats Air’, ‘Intercontinental The Grand’, ‘East India Hotels’, among the many reputed hotels that he has worked for.

He has had the honour of being a part of the Household team of Honourable President of India on deputation for a short time, during the tenure of then President –Honourable Shri. R. Venkatraman.

Rakesh is a member of Chef’s association under the name ‘Indian Culinary Forum’ and participates in events organised by them. 

He has practical, technical & management experience in Food & Beverages areas of a hotel & is highly experienced in launching a new hotel, restaurant or flight kitchen.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He was selected for a Food Festival on board Air India’s flight to the UK thrice in the year 2006 called ‘Gourmet Flight’.

In 1994, he was selected by Southern Pacific Hotels Limited where he worked with some of the best chefs from Australia like Chef Shane Giles and Chef Timlin, and sharpened his culinary skills in fusion and western cuisine.

He was part of the team which created the Guinness world record by preparing 918 kilogram of Khichdi at the World food India exhibition of 2017. 

Rakesh’s simple, interactive style endears his viewers, whether he is creating healthy meals for kids or banquets for traditional Indian festivities. He always provides his audience with innovative and contemporary spins on authentic Indian cuisine.

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