Celebrity Chef & Author Vicky Ratnani joins F&B Asia’s operations in India as Culinary Director. He was recently the Head Chef at Nido as well as the author of the very successful book ‘Vicky Goes Veg’.
Promoted and controlled by the Everstone Group, F&B Asia has several brands which it operates across Asia including ‘PindBalluchI’,‘Harry’s’, ‘The Disgruntled Chef’ as well as ‘Burger King’ in India and ‘Domino’s’ in Indonesia. In addition, Everstone also has several other brands which it owns/operates in its India portfolio under its Cuisine Asia and Blue Foods subsidiaries such as ‘Spaghetti Kitchen’, ‘Noodle Bar’, ‘Copper Chimney’, ‘Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’, ‘Bombay Blue’ and ‘Gelato Italiano’.
“Our formats cater to a wide spectrum of customers, from 3 years to 80+ years, and making their dining experience memorable is not easy; it calls for constant innovation, consistency and personal touch. Vicky is a fantastic combination of art, craft, and science; we are delighted to have him as part of our senior team. Vicky is all set to provide culinary stewardship to Burger King, Harry’s and is all set to launch Disgruntled Chef in Mumbai,” said Jaspal Sabharwal, Partner atEverstone.
“We are delighted to welcome Chef Ratnani and his culinary wealth and expertise into the Everstone domain. His extensive experience in multiple cuisines will help Everstone bring F&B Asia’s brands to India and strengthen the existing food & beverage portfolio,” said Philip Walters, Chairman, F&B Asia.
“I am extremely excited by the opportunity to finally use my vast experience and skills across themes and ideas. At F&B Asia, not only will I enjoy bringing the Disgruntled Chef brand to India with my own expressions, but I also get to use my creativity on the Burger King menu in India, especially the vegetarian options. With Harry’s, I plan to launch a special bar and brunch menu, and with PindBalluchi, a new way of looking at Indian cuisine,”said Vicky Ratnani, Culinary Director of F&B Asia.
Prior to Nido, Vicky Ratnani worked with Dish Hospitality’s restaurant Aurus in Mumbai as a consultant, and was responsible for designing the restaurant’s menu. After spending 14 years working in cruise ship kitchens, including the Queen Elizabeth 2, Chef Ratnani anchored many cooking programs including, ‘Do it Sweet,’ ‘Gourmet Central,’ ‘Vicky Goes Veg’, and ‘Vicky Goes Foreign.’ He appears often on several radio and TV shows and has a strong international reputation.