Food Superstars

Our annual list of India’s Top Chefs. This list recognizes chefs, not restaurants. If a chef moves to another restaurant, the honor moves with them.

The Trailblazers

This tribute is to India’s culinary craftsmen of the year. Their distinctive, pioneering food philosophies, a celebration of the diverse and innovative country they cook in.

#1
Manish Mehrotra - Featured Image
Manish Mehrotra
New Delhi
#2
Regi Mathew - Featured Image
Regi Mathew
Chennai
#3
Himanshu Saini - Featured Image
Himanshu Saini
Mumbai
#4
Prateek Sadhu - Featured Image
Prateek Sadhu
Mumbai
#5
Saurabh Udinia - Featured Image
Saurabh Udinia
Mumbai
#6
Ritu Dalmia - Featured Image
Ritu Dalmia
Delhi NCR
#7
Manu Chandra - Featured Image
Manu Chandra
Bengaluru
#8
Nooresha Kably - Featured Image
Nooresha Kably
Mumbai
#9
Naren Thimmaiah - Featured Image
Naren Thimmaiah
Bengaluru
#10
Hussain Shahzad - Featured Image
Hussain Shahzad
Mumbai

The Elite

The awards are the definitive homage to India’s best chefs of the year. Their culinary beliefs fostering kitchens of change and challenge. Their food opening up India to newer vistas of gourmet excellence.

#1
Manish Mehrotra
Manish Mehrotra
New Delhi
#2
Regi Mathew
Regi Mathew
Chennai
#3
Himanshu Saini
Himanshu Saini
Mumbai
#4
Prateek Sadhu
Prateek Sadhu
Mumbai
#5
Saurabh Udinia
Saurabh Udinia
Mumbai
#6
Ritu Dalmia
Ritu Dalmia
Delhi NCR
#7
Manu Chandra
Manu Chandra
Bengaluru
#8
Nooresha Kably
Nooresha Kably
Mumbai
#9
Naren Thimmaiah
Naren Thimmaiah
Bengaluru
#10
Hussain Shahzad
Hussain Shahzad
Mumbai
#11
Ajit Bangera
Ajit Bangera
Chennai
#12
Thomas Zacharias
Thomas Zacharias
Mumbai
#13
Gulam Qureshi
Gulam Qureshi
New Delhi
#14
Purushotham Naidu
Purushotham Naidu
Bengaluru
#15
Julia Carmen Desa
Julia Carmen Desa
New Delhi
#16
Vikramjit Roy
Vikramjit Roy
New Delhi
#17
Satbir Bakshi
Satbir Bakshi
Mumbai
#18
Rohit Sangwan
Rohit Sangwan
Mumbai
#19
Doma Wang
Doma Wang
Kolkata
#20
Avinash Martins
Avinash Martins
Goa
#21
Jaydeep Patil
Jaydeep Patil
Jaipur
#22
Vinesh Johny
Vinesh Johny
Bengaluru
#23
Himanshu Taneja
Himanshu Taneja
Mumbai
#24
Chalapathi Rao
Chalapathi Rao
Hyderabad
#25
Anahita Dhondy
Anahita Dhondy
New Delhi
#26
Simran Singh Thapar
Simran Singh Thapar
Udaipur
#27
Joel Basumatari
Joel Basumatari
Dimapur
#28
Vishal Shetty
Vishal Shetty
Bengaluru
#29
Rahul Gomes Pereira
Rahul Gomes Pereira
Goa
#30
Vanshika Bhatia
Vanshika Bhatia
New Delhi

Changemakers

Announced along with the FoodSuperstars list, these are awards for chefs who have excelled in important fields each year.

Floyd Cardoz
Floyd Cardoz
New York City
Manisha Bhasin
Manisha Bhasin
New Delhi
Pooja Dhingra
Pooja Dhingra
Mumbai
Dane Fernandes
Dane Fernandes
Mumbai
Asma Khan
Asma Khan
London
Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna
New York City

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