Vikas Khanna

From a Homeless Immigrant to Michelin-Star Chef, popular for putting Indian food on the World Map


Chef Vikas Khanna is an internationally acclaimed chef, award-winning author, poet & filmmaker. He is the perfect example of a multi-talented entrepreneur who does not come with one qualification but many and has been recognized the world over for his skills and qualities

He has hosted shows like ‘MasterChef India’, ‘Twist of Taste’, & ‘National Geographic’s Mega Kitchens’.

He has been a guest on ‘MasterChef Australia’, ‘Martha Stewart’, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Beat Bobby Flay’, & many more shows.

His documentary series ‘Holy Kitchens’, which explores the bond between faith & food, has been showcased at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Oxford & many other Universities & Film Festivals & his other documentary  Kitchens of Gratitude was featured at ‘Marche du Film’ during 69th Cannes Film Festival.

In April 2020, during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, he began a ‘Feed India’ campaign which was supported by Pepsi, India Gate, Quaker Oats, Hyatt Regency and Global Funds for Widows and conveyed food supplies to those deprived in India.

Vikas’s debut movie as a director was ‘The Last Color’, which was a movie based on the daily struggles on the streets of Benaras. The movie made it to the final list of Oscar 2020 Eligibility for Best Film.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Vikas was featured as ‘10 Global Legendary Chefs who’ve revolutionized our eating habits’ by Deutsche Welle. ‘People Magazine’ named him in the list of ‘Sexiest Men Alive’ & also referred to him as ‘The Hottest Chef of America’.

He has written more than 25 cookbooks. His book ‘Flavors First’ won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award. His other books ‘Khanna Sutra’, ‘My Great India’ & ‘Savor Mumbai’ won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

He was featured on the covers of ‘Forbes Life’, ‘Good Housekeeping’, ‘Men’s Health’, ‘GQ’ & many more. He was recently awarded ‘Stardust Global Icon’ & ‘Best TV Chef’ by Indian Telly Awards.

Vikas is the recipient of the ‘Access to Freedom Award’, ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’s Shining Star Award’, & ‘GQ Man of the Year’.

He has been honored with Proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg & Comptroller William Thompson of New York City. He was also the first Indian to be featured as ‘New Yorker of the Week on NY1’.

With interesting and educational cooking techniques and insightful views, he offers an engaging speech along with enthralling facts about his journey which is inspirational for the crowd. 

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