Ajay Chopra

Indian Chef | Culinary Creator | Restaurant Consultant | Prominent Media Figure


Ajay Chopra, a renowned Indian celebrity chef, is one the first Indian chefs to host the ‘Masterchef India’ Season 1 & 2. From humble beginnings, Chef Ajay Chopra has risen to become a celebrated chef, consultant, and media personality, creating a strong foothold in the hospitality industry. Chef Ajay has appeared on popular television shows such as ‘Hi-tea’, ‘Chop Chop Chopra’, ‘Northern Flavours’, ‘Veggistan’, ‘India’s 50 Best dishes’ & ‘Mix Masala. Additionally, his YouTube channel serves as a collection of culinary knowledge, where enthusiasts can learn a wide range of recipes spanning different regions of India.

In addition to his numerous accomplishments, Chef Ajay Chopra also oversees the food, beverage, and banqueting operations at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. This includes managing renowned dining establishments such as 'Prego', celebrated for its exquisite Italian cuisine, 'Kangan', renowned for its captivating North West Frontier fare, and 'Seasonal Tastes', a 24-hour multi-cuisine dining destination. With his extensive expertise and innovative approach, Chef Ajay ensures that each culinary experience at these establishments is nothing short of exceptional.

Moreover, through his series ‘The Big Daddy Chef’,  Chef Ajay Chopra encourages individuals, particularly men, to embrace their culinary skills and create meaningful family moments through the joy of cooking. 

Awards and accomplishments

Awards and accomplishments

For his contributions to the culinary world, Chef Ajay has received several awards and accolades, including the esteemed Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Food by Food Food and the coveted Golden Ribbon for International Culinary Challenge by Oberoi Centre. He has collaborated with renowned culinary stalwarts such as Gordon Ramsay and Angela Harn, further enriching his repertoire. 

With a prestigious gold medal from OCLD (Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development) and the extensive experience gained from working at esteemed establishments, Chef Ajay Chopra founded Zion Hospitality, a platform through which he provides expert guidance to hotels, restaurants, and cafes worldwide. 

Through Zion Hospitality, he not only imparts his culinary expertise but also fosters innovation and excellence within the hospitality sector.

Why Ajay Chopra?

Chef Ajay’s ability to seamlessly blend traditional Indian flavors with modern culinary techniques, coupled with his captivating storytelling, makes him a sought-after speaker, who can engage and inspire audiences from all walks of life. 

Whether discussing the evolution of cooking as a profession in India, sharing tips for aspiring chefs, or showcasing the cultural significance of food, Chef Ajay Chopra brings a unique perspective and infectious passion that is sure to leave a lasting impression on any audience.

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