TV Host, Author, TEDx Speaker, Entrepreneur, Educator

Pankaj Bhadouria is India’s 1st MasterChef.

She brushed fame in 2010 winning India’s 1st MasterChef show. Post that she became a household name all over the country.

She has more than 15 shows on various TV Channels including leading GECs like Star Plus, Zee TV, ETV, Living Foods, Zee Zest & BBC.

She has authored 5 books that include the only Official MasterChef Cookbook by any MasterChef Winner Worldwide, Barbie I am a Chef (BPI Publications), Chicken From my Kitchen (Bloomsbury Publications), Uttar Pradesh (TOI) & The Secret’s in the Spice Mix- (Penguin India), Miracle Millets.

She has been the face of many Brands & Products and enjoys a strong Social Media presence with a footprint of more than 8 Million on various platforms.

She added the President’s First Ladies Award 2018

Outlook Social Media Award 2016 for the strongest Media presence as a Chef to her bucket of Awards.

She has a strong Social Media Presence:

Facebook: 5.4 Million

Instagram: 1.4 Million

YouTube: 1.6 Million

She has had several International invitations including an invitation by the Cambridge University UK, the Dubai Food Festival, The Varli Food Festival, New York, Chefs Delegation from around the World to Japan, a 12 Chefs Delegation from around the World to Israel,

Sharjah Children’s Book Festival, Abu Dhabi Book Festival and more.

She is also a feature writer for many leading Magazines, a speaker at many TEDx and more, an entrepreneur and an educator. In 2012 she established the Pankaj Bhadouria Culinary Academy in Lucknow. The Academy has trained more than 3500 budding chefs and helped them carve a career in the hospitality industry. She also turned  Restaurateur and  owns the Uppercase Diner in Lucknow .