Atul Kochhar is the pioneering Indian chef whose talents have seen him awarded twice with Michelin Stars. At the forefront of the culinary industry for over 25 years, Atul is an admired restaurateur, television personality, book author, a charity ambassador and an entrepreneur.
Taking inspiration from his native India, Atul invites food lovers to join him on a journey of Indian gastronomical discovery. On a continuous exploration of authentic regional dishes, Atul’s cuisine is a special fusion of his Indian food heritage and his love of British ingredients.
The first ever Indian chef to receive a Michelin Star, Atul achieved his first in 2001 during his tenure at Tamarind restaurant. His contemporary style and love of traditional cooking techniques led Atul to open his own restaurant, Benares, which won him a second Michelin star in 2007.
Since then Atul has opened numerous award-winning restaurants in the UK including Sindhu (Marlow), Hawkyns (Amersham), Indian Essence (Petts Wood) and Kanishka (London) – most recently, Vaasu in Marlow has joined the Atul Kochhar Restaurant Group.
With recipes, restaurant reviews and interviews featured internationally in print and online, Atul has also written a number of admired cookbooks.