Chef Shailendra Kekade
Winters are not just about the endless shivers, tormenting coughs, bitter antibiotics and pricky sweaters or the gloomy days and depressing nights. For some people winter isn’t a happy season to be in. So all you winter Scrooges, here’s something to be happy about. Winter also means great food.Really, it is all about that! […]
His recent endeavor with India’s favorite TV Channel “FOODFOOD” has him aptly taking over the signature show “STYLE CHEF“, where the master chef explains complicated techniques and exotic ingredients, simplified in the most humble manner, taking presentation of food to a whole new level. His approach toward fine cooking is achieved through the usage of simple ingredients and extraordinary combination skills to create menus and plates which are always a pleasure for the eyes, the tummy and the soul.
He has worked at some of Miami’s hottest cruise lines including The Big Red Boats, and Norwegian Cruise Lines where he held the most revered position of “Chef Le Bistro” consistently for three consecutive years. “The Mediterranean has always been of particular interest from a culinary perspective,” explains Shailendra who today is also a recognized food stylist in the food and beverage industry.
Pune born, Chef Shailendra’s love for cooking began in the beginning of his career with the Café Royale at The Oberoi Towers, Mumbai with just a simple approach of combining fresh ingredients and a light uncomplicated touch, thereby nurturing his appetite for foods’ purest flavors. He followed this early introduction with training in some of America’s finest kitchens under some of the greatest chefs including Chef Gerd Hertel, Chef Peter Haselsberger and Chef Rico Oprandi in Switzerland. It was in these kitchens that his introduction to ingredients from around the world stirred his passion for travel and his desire to look for opportunities abroad.