Ajit Bangera is one of India’s most senior, most experienced chefs. He started his career with the Taj group before leaving to join ITC hotels in 1982. He occupied several positions in ITC before leaving for Australia to pursue new career opportunities.
When he returned to India he rejoined ITC, opening the massive ITC Grand Chola in Chennai. While he made the Grand Chola the culinary success of the South, his crowning achievement was the creation of Avartana the first and most influential modern South Indian restaurant in the country.