Chef Nishant Choubey:-
Chef Nishant Choubey comes from a family of academicians. He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya & Bokaro steel city. I graduated from Bhopal catering college. His first appointment was with the Oberoi group of hotels, Rajvilas Jaipur. Where he worked for over two years. After he left Oberoi, Chef Nishant Choubey joined the Jumeirah Group as part of the pre-opening team for Madinat Jumeirah. Post spending three years with Jumeirah he joined olive and was involved with olive bar and kitchen Mehrauli. Chef Nishant Choubey was again a part of the pre-opening team for the olive beach, Japanese restaurant Ai and lap. Before joining Dusit Devarana New Delhi he worked at the celebrity restaurant Cibo.
What inspired you to become a chef?
I became a chef by default as i come from a family of academicians. I always wanted to do something different. My emotions to become a chef is to break the myth of chefs profile in the country. Today I can see that happening slowly but gradually.
What is the one cuisine that you are most comfortable cooking?
Enjoy the most- New World cuisine is my sheer interest, but post my Bangkok pop up with food legend an Honorary Dr. Puspesh Pant, I started enjoying cooking the food of my roots, which is going back or lost recipes in the most sustainable environment.
When are you happiest at work?
When I create a dish and its admired by guests. the feedback is important be it positive or negative. Also I am extremely happy to deliver under adverse circumstances, all my international cook offs have skinned best out of me. I work under pressure and the essence of success is immense.
What have been the key drivers for the success of your journey?
Passion, Hardwork, Sincerity, Positive attitude and Teamwork.
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to become a chef?
Be committed always, there is no short cut to success. Passion is the key and never get relaxed.
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