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Vikas  Khanna

Vikas Khanna

Chef, Kinara

Vikas Khanna is an internationally acclaimed Indian American chef, film maker, author and philanthropist. 

He is a James Beard nominee and one of the first Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin Star in the U.S. He has been featured amongst the Top 10 Most Influential Chefs in the world by Deutsche Welle and Gazette Review.   He is the host of MasterChef India, Twist of Taste and Mega Kitchens on National Geographic. Author of 37 award winning books, including UTSAV (World’s most expensive cookbook) and the creator of documentary series Holy Kitchens and Kitchens of Gratitude.   He founded the Museum of Kitchen Arts, which is home to thousands of India’s unique kitchen tools and equipment, located at his alma mater, WGSHA, Manipal, India.  Kinara, his restaurant in Dubai is rated as Favorite Indian restaurant by Conde Nast.   

Vikas’ initiative Feed India served more than 80 Million Meals during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Last Color, marks Khanna’s debut as a film writer and director which was eligible for OSCARS race for Best Feature, 2020. Meanwhile, his latest documentary, The Barefoot Empress, is currently doing the festival rounds, globally.