Being one of the most trusted, honorable and celebrated chefs in India, Rakesh Sethi believes that his purpose in life is to make Indian home- made food as attractive and appetizing as those in a multi-starred hotel. Born on 17th January, he comes from a Punjabi family. His father is an Indian Air Force Officer. Due to his father’s post, he often traveled all over, giving him the opportunity to taste and experience the diverse cultures. He has a plethora of home-makers and food lovers as fans. He is best known for transforming, trimming and simplifying complicated recipes and making them more available and abridged for the common men. His Alma matter, The Institute of Hotel Management in New Delhi, opened a wide door to success. He began his cooking venture at a very early age. He has over three decades of experience in working with reputed chefs and organizations. He achieved his culinary training in 1982. He began his television career as a health chef in Mirch Masala on Star Plus.

He, later on, went on to become an Executive Editor for food content at a prestigious lifestyle channel. He was shortlisted by the Hotel Corporation of India while he was still in a catering college. He won many accolades like the “Health Chef 2000” and the “Salad Chef” by the Indian Culinary Forum. He was also honored as the “Celebrity Chef of the Year” at the Golden Star Award Ceremony. He also authored over 65 food related DVD. He got married in 1993 to Renu, who is yet another fabulous cook like him. They together have twin boys, Kanishk, and Kaveesh. He also holds a position of Big Chef at RBNL. He promotes good food, healthy food and his worldly views on culinary magic on platforms such as 92.7 Big FM, Big Magic and Big Spark Punjabi on CBS.

His other widely appreciated and loved shows include Tea Time with Chef Rakesh Sethi on Zee KhanaKhazana and a daily show called Food Food Big Punjaban on Food FoodFood. His upcoming television shows include Saas, BahuaurSwaadRasoiki Rani –Season

Varun Shivdasani Hindi Actor

Varun Shivdasani

Varun Shivdasani first appeared on the hit show on Sahara One channel, Biggest Loser Jeetega, as the head of Nutrition and Food. Sixteen fat participants from India fight for the title in this show by losing weight. Varun had a great role in the shedding of the weight of the contestants besides that of the trainers. This Master Chef had been cooking dishes that are low in calories for this show.  Varun imbibed culinary skills from reputed culinary schools in France and U.S., and he has a degree in culinary nutrition to his credit.  Biggest Loser Jeetega was inspired by The Biggest Loser aired on U.S. The show was anchored by Suniel Shetty.  Varun manages nutrition and diet for a couple of movie stars and cricket players. He was recommended to Sanjay Dutt by Suniel Shetty.  As a child, Varun loved being in the kitchen, trying out little experiments of his own. He has also worked for renowned resorts and spas Abramovich, Chivasom, Six Senses Resort and Cuisin Art Resort and Spa. The celebrities for whom he has managed their menus include David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, Hugh Grant, Sean Connery and many more.  For Biggest Loser Jitega Varun was provided with 230 recipes and he dedicated a couple of months to analyze them. He was mainly concerned about the balance of tasty and low calory food. Varun is happy that those contestants who were not able to walk steadily before have gone to the extent of running long miles after participating in this show.   

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