Atul Kochhar **
From leaving his role at The Oberoi Hotel Group in India to move to the UK in 1994, Atul has been at the forefront of the culinary industry for over 25 years.
Earning his first Michelin star at Tamarind restaurant in 2001, Atul then opened his own restaurant, Benares in London’s Mayfair, in 2002, which earned him a second Michelin star in 2007. Since then the chef has grown his restaurant portfolio, opening several award-winning venues including: Sindhu in Marlow and Hawkyns in Amersham in Buckinghamshire and Indian Essence in Petts Wood, Kent.
Taking inspiration from his native India, Atul has continued to invest in researching regional dishes; his award-winning cooking a unique melting pot of traditional culinary techniques, the very best spices and ingredients from India combined with the best of British.
Atul Kochhar understands that first-class quality, ethically-sourced and finely-preserved ingredients create the most fantastic food. And fantastic food creates unforgettable experiences.