Vinesh Johny

Master Pastry Chef | Entrepreneur | Empowering Educator


India’s most respected and admired pastry chef Vinesh Johny, is not only known for his skills but also for his contribution as a teacher of pastry and baking. 

Vinesh is the executive pastry chef and co-founder of India’s first international specialized baking academy - Lavonne Academy of Baking Science & Pastry Arts founded in 2012 in Bengaluru. After graduating in hotel management from the Christ University in Bengaluru, he has worked with big names like The Oberoi and The Starwood. 

His love for chocolate and baking evolved while working at The Oberoi. He would work with 20 - 30 kilos of chocolate daily, which led him to become ‘The Chocolate Wiz’ he is today. He wanted to specialize in baking and realized there were no courses in India. This led him to start Lavonne and educate students in baking, pastry making, culinary arts and more within India. 

Vinesh is also appointed as mentor by the Government of India at the World Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi, 2017. He was then appointed as the Deputy Chief Expert for pastry and confectionery at WorldSkills International in Russia, 2019. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Vinesh was on the inaugural Forbes ‘30 under 30 Asia’ (Art & Style) in 2016.
  • Further he was on the Forbes ‘30 under 30 Asia’ in All Star Alumni in 2017.
  • He was also on CNN’s ‘20 under 40’ list in 2017.
  • Mentor at World Skills Competition appointed by Government of India in 2017. Team India won Silver medal under his mentorship. 
  • Deputy Chief Expert for pastry and Confectionery at World Skills International in 2019.

Why Vinesh Johny ?

Vinesh Johny’s work is not only impressive but is an acknowledged contribution to the culinary industry. His social media presence gives a glimpse of his skills and creativity that captures the attention of his audience. As India and Asia’s Top pastry chef, Vinesh has made a mark for himself with his passion and dedication towards his craft and his love for mentoring aspiring chefs.

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