Chef John Biswas:-
Chef John Biswas comes from Kolkata, after graduated from IHMCTAN Kolkata 2000, He started working in the middle as Cook in grill section and then Kitchen Trainer in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Chef John Biswas has worked in most of the Middle Eastern Countries, Bermuda, and Africa & India. In 2010 with the Pre-Opening of the Iconic 500th Marriott Hotel Worldwide, Pune Marriott, He came back to India after 9 years of overseas experience
What inspired you to become a chef?
I come from a family background where my Uncle was a Chef .He started his career way Back in 70’s. He worked almost all over Middle East. He used to travel a lot and that attracted me to become a chef. As Teenager I thought if I became a Chef I would be able to travel overseas in many new countries and explore places.
What is the one cuisine that you are most comfortable cooking? Enjoy the most
Any easy Meat, Chicken or fish preparation that is done in shallow frying with using a Simple pan .The marination or seasoning could be anything that has bit of spicy and tangy flavors.
Is there a chef you admire the most? Who and why?
There is two Gentlemen I admire most. Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Chef Ramsay style of cooking is User friendly. Simple, easy, best ingredient and the focus is in Taste and freshness. I even have a book gifted to me by the team in Bahrain when I was leaving Ritz Carlton Bahrain.
Chef Kapoor is the Indian first chef to became so popular in of sorts of Media. His way of Marketing and always be active in Electronic & digital media Always keeps me awake and teaches me, that if we want to be Noted & Spotted in today’s world we have to be active in media too. Lucky to meet him in JW Marriott Delhi during Food Food Awards 2018
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to become a chef?
Yes, especially for the budding youngster freshly graduated from Colleges. Once you are in the Training explore maximum and spend maximum time in the Hotel. After completing the Training do analyze that ‘Do you really Want to become Chef/Hotelier or not.
Which is your favorite home cooked food?
Anything that my Mother makes. Deep Fry Hilsa & Kosha Mangsho with Potatoes Lovely hot white rice my any day favorite.
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