December 12, 2015: An evening of food and laughter, the who’s who of the F&B Industry made it to the launch of Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar and Haute Chef’s exclusive Artisian Indian meal-kit line, today at Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai BKC. With an interesting panel discussion on home chefs taking on the world and a fun biryani galette cook off, the launch was a huge success amidst much celebration, fanfare, free flowing food and spirits!
With regional marrying contemporary, this new line brings out the true Indian gourmet with offerings such as Chicken Cafreal with Veg Crudites and Akhrot Aioli, Biryani Galette with Achaari Watermelon and Tahini Raita, Rasagulla Chaat with Crispy Roti, Desi Ratatouille Makhni with Onion Pulao, Pan-Seared Basa in Nilgiri Masala with Lemon Peanut Rice and many more!
The evening kicked off with the grand launch of the Indian Haute Chef line by Chef Ranveer Brar and Mr. Vishal Shah, Founder and CEO, Haute Chef who demonstrated the specialties and convenience of a Haute Chef meal-kit, followed by a panel discussion by industry stalwarts such as Chef Deepak Dangde (Executive Sous Chef, Sofitel Mumbai BKC), Chef Rakhee Vaswani (Palate Culinary Studio and Living Foodz fame), Blogger and Food Critic Ms. Rushina Ghildiyal (APB Cook Studio) Mr. Munaf Kapadia (Bohri Kitchen fame) and of course Mr. Vishal Shah (Owner – Haute Chef)and Chef Ranveer who threw light on the rise of authentic regional cuisine in India.
The ‘Haute Chef cook-off’ was an absolute riot where 20 participants competed to win a weekend stay at Sofitel Mumbai BKC, known for offering a genuine experience of elegant French luxury and the best of local culture in the heart of Mumbai. In addition to the luxurious stay, the winner will also get a week long supply of Haute Chef Boxes and a fabulous Victorinox knife set as well. Judged by the Master Chef himself, Chef Ranveer has cheered and mentored the participants as they cooked with the signature Biryani Galette with Achaari Watermelon and Tahini Raita Haute Chef kit.
Excited about this launch, Chef Ranveer said, “As a concept, Haute Chef makes cooking so easy! With the recipes and ingredients all there, its convenience at its best! I am very happy to have associated with Haute Chef for the Artisian line and launch it here at Sofitel Mumbai. We’ve created some delicious recipes for restaurant style dishes to be made at home with great ease. This concept is very dear to me and it is ideal for people who enjoy cooking, are scared of cooking, people who don’t get time to shop for ingredients or just any one!”
New York based entrepreneur and Founder and CEO, Haute Chef, Vishal Shah, said, “With Haute Chef, we aim to get consumers to truly appreciate the joy of cooking. We are thrilled about our association with Chef Ranveer Brar for the Artisian line. Chef Ranveer has created a few globally-inspired recipes exclusively for Haute Chef that we’re sure will be loved by our consumers. The dishes are modern with an Indian touch, reflecting Chef Ranveer’s personal style.”
Chef Deepak Dangde – Executive Sous Chef Sofitel Mumbai BKC feels
“Gastronomy is one of the key pillars of Sofitel Mumbai BKC and we strive to bring innovation to every table incorporating local flavour and authenticity. The Haute Chef concept achieves the same, as we have seen home chefs plate delicacies in different ways with the same ingredients.”
So pick from this glorious Artisian line and order your Haute Chef kit today!
For more information, log on to: www.hautechef.in
About Haute Chef:
Haute Chef is a unique “meal kit” concept, built around incredible cooking experiences. Our philosophy is based on the French phrase “mise en place” – an approach commonly used in professional kitchens which involves organizing and preparing the ingredients that will be required for a dish.
We send a box of pre-measured, labeled ingredients along with easy to follow step-by-step instructions on putting together a truly gourmet level dish in your home kitchen. We take away the hassles of planning, shopping, measuring and delivering so that you can make cooking fast, fun and easy. Haute Chef not only saves you money, but in comparison to greasy takeout options – you can see exactly the amount of salt, sugar, or fat going into what you’re cooking, which is not so obvious with restaurant meals.
Our recipes are curated by chefs trained at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and while they provide an experience of foods from around the world, the recipes are simple enough keeping novice cooks in mind. We feel that people today are disconnected with the joy of sitting around a table and sharing an amazing experience with those they love the most. By taking the guesswork out of the process, we make gourmet cooking surprisingly simple!
About Sofitel Mumbai BKC
The flagship of Sofitel Luxury Hotels in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC is the new gem of Mumbai’s five-star hotels, located in the geographic heart of the city – the BandraKurla Complex (BKC). Sofitel Luxury Hotels is a French hospitality brand of the AccorHotels group with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms).
Sofitel Luxury Hotels worldwide are renowned for offering a genuine experience of elegant French luxury and the best of local culture, which is symbolized by the powerful and unique logo – the Sofitel Link. Differentiating itself in terms of its Brand Pillars – Design& Innovation, Culture & Events and Gastronomy& Wine, Sofitel Mumbai BKC combines the best of warm Indian hospitality with French ‘art de vivre’ in a signature art nouveau style, which is delicately reflected in its design and service, thereby creating a niche of its own.
Sofitel Mumbai BKC is a unique address where buoyant business meets an elegant lifestyle. 302 guest rooms and suites, cutting-edge meeting spaces, the elite Club Millésime Business Lounge on the top-most floor, a wealth of innovative dining outlets, So SPA, So FIT, a serene open-air pool and its strategic location in the new financial centre of Mumbai make this luxurious hotel a haven for both business and leisure travellers
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