Top Chef Awards @ Pullman Gurgaon: Results Announced

Chef Sujan with Chef Anahita DhondyNew Delhi, July 27, 2014: Delhi Gourmet Club and Pullman Gurgaon Central Park announced the winners of Top Chef Awards Delhi-NCR 2014. Pravez Dewan, Secretary (Tourism) was the chief guest and gave away Lifetime Achievement Awards to Executive Chef J.P.Singh of Bukhara, ITC maurya. 16 other winners were announced in the ceremony held at Pullman Gurgaon Central Hotel hosted by Chef Saransh Goila.

Here are the other winners in various categories:

Top Chef Awards Delhi-NCR 2014

Lifetime Achievement Awards: J.P.Singh, Bukhara (ITC Maurya)

Chef Leader of the Year: Tanveer Kwatra, Pullman Gurgaon Central Park

Chef Himanshu Saini with Atul SikandBest Young Chef: Himanshu Saini, Farzi Café

North Indian Cuisine (Five Star): Karan Singh, Dhaba (The Claridges)

North Indian Cuisine (Standalone): Pradeep Khullar, Chor Bizarre

South Indian/Coastal Cuisine (Five Star):  Velu Murugan, Dakshin (Sheraton New Delhi)

South Indian/Coastal Cuisine (Stand Alone): Arun Kumar TR, Zambar

Regional Cuisine: Crescentia Scolt Fernandes, Bernardo’s

European Cuisine (Five Star): Rajiv Sinha, Sevilla (The Claridges)

Saransh Goila with Chef Manjit GillEuropean Cuisine (Standalone): Sujan Sarkar, Olive Bar & Kitchen

Asian Cuisine (Five Star): Nilesh Dey, Wasabi (The Taj Mahal Hotel)

Asian Cuisine (Standalone): Lok Prasad Subba, Yum Yum Tree

Pastry/Bakery Chef of the Year (Five Star): Vikas Vibhuti (The Oberoi, Delhi) & Anil Kumar, Pullman Gurgaon

Pastry/Bakery Chef of the Year (Independent): Jaya Kochhar

Best New Entrant of the Year: Anahita Dhondy (Soda Bottle Openerwala)

Best Restaurant Manager of the Year: Deepak Shettigar (threesixtydegrees, Oberoi’s)


Food Critic and a Marketing Wizz who had a high profile career with leading MNC’s like HSBC, GE Capital etc, Pawan Soni comes across as a quintessential corporate employee. He left behind his successful career as the Vice President of a MNC... all for his love for food. He a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. As one of the initial bloggers who started his blog almost a decade ago, his website is currently one of the biggest food and travel blogs in the country. Pawan also conducts highly successful restaurant awards and recently concluded the 6th edition of The Big F restaurant awards. He won the best influencer awards in India by BBC Food Food Awards in 2018

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