Chef, Mentor, President – IFCA, Restaurateur & Entrepreneur

The Chef with the Midas touch!

Saby, who has a cult following in the culinary world, hails from a mofussil town in West Bengal  – Asansol. As the President of the Young Chefs’ Forum of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), under WACS (Worlds Association of Chefs Societies),the dynamic Chef also happens to be the youngest Indian Chef to don the hat of a Corporate Chef while at Olive Bar and Restaurants. Armed with the knowledge that he has gathered over the years, Saby is almost an institution in himself.

Chef finds reminiscent of his contribution to the profession, though his biggest reward comes from “cooking for a fellow human being.” Incidentally, he has wowed the likes of the Ambani’s, the Bachchan’s and the Goenka’s with his culinary skills.

A philanthropist, an educator and mentor to young Chefs, this dynamic Chef-entrepreneur is the founder member of prominent Indian Chef’s associations –IFCA, WICA (West India), SICA (South India) – and is also a member of and mentor in the Indian Culinary Federation(ICF).

Promoting sustainable food and slow food brings him on the global Slow Food

alliance – Craft Chef’s Guild. Featured prominently in all contemporary electronic and print media – Fat ya Fit Chef (CNN-IBN), a culinary judge on MasterChef India, among others – Chef Saby has wowed audiences with his new age cookery show – The Urban Cook(Zee Khanna Khazana, which is now Living Foodz).

The success of this ‘FOODPRENEUR’ Chef’s restaurant projects has been documented by YourStory while his best-seller restaurant Lavaash by Saby in the capital got featured in the Nat Geo Traveller. A regular panelist in various knowledge forums across the country, Chef Saby features as a case study across B-schools in the UK through Ten minutes to inspire students.

The award-winning culinary professional was decorated by the President of India with the BestChef Award2012–oneamongthenumerousaccolades for this academic topper from the prestigious  Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata:

  • Golden Hat 2018-Chef Awards Indian Culinary Forum(The Leela, New Delhi)
  • Silver Hat 2014-Chef Awards, Indian Culinary Forum2014 (The Ashok,New Delhi)
  • CulinaryLeadershipAward2017– International Chefs Conclave,IFCA(Pullman, Delhi)
  • Best Chef of India2010–Varli Awards(New York)
  • Best Mentor to young Chef 2019– Ifca all India Chef’s Congress
  • Organic Chef of the year2019-by Eazydiner( by Vir Sanghvi).
  • Best Chef of the Year 2021- by World’s Chefs Choice forum
  • Youth Iconic chef of India 2022 –By PCTE Ludhiana

Every restaurant that he has headed, launched and set up has been awarded at all the food awards in this country. He has also been trusted with the responsibility of being the President of the Young Chefs Forum,

Through Fabrica by Chef Saby – his restaurant solutions venture – he has curated some of the most-talked about restaurant  brands now running successfully across the length and breadth of the country. With a long list of such acclaimed brands established by Chef Saby post Olive Bar and Kitchens, including Sodabottle Openerwala, Olive Bistro, The Wine Company, The Beer Café (Delhi, Mumbai, Pune), Amreli (Hotel Diplomat, New Delhi) among others, Chef Saby constantly endeavours to innovate and create unique dining concepts and destinations to cater to epicureans in the country.


Olive Bar and Kitchens, New Delhi 2006 (Culinary Diretor)

Lavaash by Saby, New Delhi 2015 ( Partner and Chef)

MineoritybySaby,Pune2016(PartnerandChef)BygBrewski,Bengaluru2017(CulinaryDirector)Bob’sBar, Bengaluru2018 (Culinary Director)

Gylt – Lounge bar and Club 2019 (Culinary Director)Poppins Hotal Gurgaon2019 ( Partner and Chef)

Recca, Mumbai 2021 (Culinary Director)

Khubani, New Delhi 2021 (Culinary Director)

Red Rhino, Hyderabad and Bangalore 2022 (Culinary director)

Candles, Bangalore 2022 (Culinary Director)

Traveller’s Bungalow, Bangalore 2022 (Culinary Director)

Chef Sabyasachi is trusted with responsibility of ‘Team Captain’ for the first ever ‘National Indian Culinary Team’ which marks a very historic moment in Indian Culinary chapter.

Chef Saby has endorsed some of the finest Food products and brands from across the globe (including the world’s finest kitchen appliances brand Miele from Germany, Olives from Spain, Godrej Nature’s Basket, Le Marche, Food hall Studio, Electrolux appliances ,USDA Agri Products, Washington Apple and Pares , California Walnut Council, Food and Wine Canada, Meat and Live Stock Australia, Norwegian Seafood, US Poultry and Egg association, USA Turkey, Icelandic Lamb, Daawat Rice, Round Glass wellness Retreats, Palate food Feast Delhi etc).