Exclusive Interview with : Sujan Sarkar, Head chef at Olive Bar and Kitchen
Updated on: 23 Jun 2016
Since his childhood, Chef Sujan S had a creative mind. He aspired to become a fashion designer but after not making it to NIFT, he decided to show his creativity in the kitchen. Surprisingly, his skills were appreciated when he bagged the first award in the culinary field – Nestle Junior Chef of the Year Award – and since then there has been no looking back.
An urge to learn his own distinctive style of cooking resulted in taking lessons from the best Chefs around the globe. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef: Peter Tempelhoff, Freemasons at Wiswell, Viajante, Cipriani are just a few names to flaunt that shaped his career along with defining his own distinctive culinary style.
Chef Sujan's dedication reflects in his work. With the same passion that he learnt under the masters, he set up his restaurant Almada in Berkley Street and that used to be the celebrity hot spot of London with regulars like Madonna, Jude Law, George Clooney, Jay Z, Leonardo di Caprio, Sir Elton John, Cindy Crawford, Mickey Rourke to name some.
Chef de Cuisine at Olive Bar and Kitchen and Ek Bar, Chef Sujan S, who is known for crafting perfect dishes in Modern European, Mediterranean, American, Molecular Gastronomy and Innovative Indian cuisines, shares some insights on the future of the foodservice industry in India in a candid chat with Indiaretailing.com.
Take us through your culinary journey so far. Which have been the major milestones accomplished along the way and how have they shaped and influenced your career?