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Mr. Jiggs Kalra, also known as the "Czar of Indian Cuisine" and "Taste maker to the Nation", is a pioneering food columnist and author, gastronome and food consultant. In a career spanning close to Five decades, he has been instrumental in introducing Indian cuisine to the international audience as well as setting standards of the same. He has recently been inducted in the International Food & Beverage Gourmet Hall of Fame (making him the first Asian to be inducted in this highly prestigious society) and has numerous awards and accolades, both national and international, to his credit. Throughout his journey, he has endeavoured to revive the lost cuisine as well as cooking styles of the region; having introduced age old delicacies such as the kebab's served in the erstwhile royal kitchens of India, such as the Galouti. He is also credited with establishing some of the most critically acclaimed and best performing restaurants in the country. Additionally, he has represented India at various International Food festivals and Summits and is the man behind the culinary success of numerous Hotels like The Oberoi Group, ITC Hotels, The Park Group and some international properties.

Currently, he is the Chairman & Managing Director of Bawarchi Tolla (Hotel & Restaurant Consultants) and is assisting his son, Mr. Zorawar Kalra, as the Mentor for Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.

‘Prince of Indian Cuisine’, Zorawar Kalra, a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston's Bentley Business University, with an entrepreneurial bent of mind and a genetic love for food, over the years, has ostensibly studied the Indian food & beverage market, introducing some of the most genre defining restaurant concepts in Indian Cuisine. Counted amongst one of the youngest, successful restaurateurs of India, he has amalgamated a penchant for Indian food with his natural business acumen and a rich heritage spanning over four decades in the Indian culinary space and hospitality industry. Considered as the Man with a Vision on a Mission’ and regarded as ‘Curator of Culinary Experiences’ byChivas Alchemyhe has recently been recognized as the ‘Restaurateur of the Year’, GQ Men of the Year Awards; ‘National Restaurateur of the Year’, Indian Restaurant Awards, 2017; ‘Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2014’, Vir Sanghvi Awards, HT Crystals, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business - F & B Services’, Entrepreneur India Awards, 2014, MasterChef India Judge, Season 5; listed three times in a row amongst 50 Most Influential Young Indians by GQ India and in the ‘Forty under 40 - India’s Hottest Young Business Leaders’.