Ranveer Singh Brar is an Indian celebrity chef, Television & digital celebrity, Masterchef India judge, author, restaurateur, food film producer and benefactor. He has set up restaurants in India and abroad and curated the menu of many more.
Born in Lucknow, India, Brar was inspired by the local Kebab vendors in Lucknow at a young age which led him to pursue his love for food. He did his schooling from HAL school Lucknow.
His passion to learn the art led him to join The Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow, for a more formal initiation into the culinary world.
After completing his education at IHM, Brar began his career at the Taj Mahal Hotel. In 2001, at Fort Aguada Beach Resort in Goa, he opened "Morisco" a seafood restaurant, "il Camino" an Italian restaurant and "Fishtail" a small open air barbeque eatery. Back in Delhi in 2003, he was part of the newly opened Radisson Blu Hotel, Noida. He also became the youngest executive chef of his time in the country at the age of 25.
He then left for Boston, Massachusetts, United States, where he opened "Banq", a fine Franco-Asian restaurant.
Banq won numerous awards including the Best New Restaurant in the World by the magazine "Wallpaper".
The most basic rule of cooking as per chef Ranveer Brar is to keep it simple and don’t overdo it. Use fewer and common ingredients for your home-style cooking, use apt cooking vessels, allow the stuff to cook at its own pace and heat, and use basic seasonings. And most importantly, you should feel good while you are doing all this. After all, food is happiness!