Chef and Recipes

  • Chef Kandla Nijhawan

    Caring with purity and sincerity, your favorite Dairy brand Verka now brings out the chef in you with a much awaited series of exciting and unique recipes by renowned Masterchef finalist Kandla Nijhowne! Top five finalist of MasterChef india season 1. Fondly called “The Baking Queen”by Akshay kumar, Kandla has been writing a weeklyfood column for The Tribune newspaperfor over 14 years. Accomplished sushi maker, trained under Masayoshi Kazato, Director – All Japan Sushi Association, Tokyo. She has conducted food workshop and judges food competions in Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, patiala, Chittaurgarh, phagwara, Ludhiana, Bhopal, Amritsar, Ambala, british council, FabIndia and CII. Brand promoter for Dalda and Ginni refind oils, Gagan Vanaspati, Daawat Basmati Rice & La Indian Spice & condiments. Integrally conneced to the following chefs fratermities- Indian Federation ofCulinary Associations and Indian Culinary Forum. In India, Kandla is the sole creator of Faberge-style eggs, a delicate arts, self learnt with sheer perseverance. A trained classical singer, she also excels at painting, batik and needlework.

  • Chef Manjit Gill

    Chef Manjit Singh Gill, Corporate Chef ITC Hotels wears many leadership hats beyond the four walls of the hotel group. As president of the Indian Federation of Culinary Association (IFCA), Chef Gill was instrumental in getting Indian culinary traditions and the artists behind it , the chefs, recognition and laurels at the global forum of chefs – WORLD CHEFS. He is the first indian to recieve honorary life membership into the Worldchefs Organisation. Chef Gill has spearheaded several India n food promotions on international platforms. The recipient of the Lifetime Acievement Award from India’s Ministry of Tourism, Gill is passionate about the slow food movement and principals of ancient Indian Gastronomy. As the president of the Indian Federation of Culinary Association, Gill has popularised Indian Culinary excellence across various global platforms.