CHIEF GUEST, KEYNOTE SPEAKER & JURY MEMBER
Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor
MasterChef & Entrepreneur
A name synonymous with Indian cuisine, Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor is one of the foremost and trusted faces on TV. Known for his remarkable contribution to the food industry, Mr. Kapoor is the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2017 and has been featured in Reader’s Digest list of 100 of India’s Most Trusted people. He is recognized for his easy demeanour, cheerful commentary, simplistic cooking instructions which have made him a household name since the early 90’s, and the face of India’s longest-running television show – Khana Khaazana. No doubt, Chef Kapoor makes the most seemingly complex dishes look easy to prepare.
Indeed, Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor’s achievements and offering to the industry are beyond words. Currently, he runs a 24X7 Food & Lifestyle channel – FoodFood that was launched in 2011. Besides, he also owns Wonderchef – India’s premier company in cookware and kitchen appliances. The products are sold across India through retail, television marketing, the internet, and a dynamic channel of over 40,000 self-employed and trained women. His initiative, Khana Khazana Productions Pvt Ltd. has lent its expertise in successfully creating many cookery shows. Recently, the chef also launched Sanjeevkapooracademy.com – an online academy specifically created to enable people to take inspiration from the Master Chef and start their food businesses from home.