Boutique Indian Cuisine
Sunil’s passion for food let him to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts. He is a graduate of the Institute of Hotel Management in Bangalore, India. He has grilled and marinated his culinary skills under the masters of Bukhara (one of India’s most famous restaurants in New Delhi) and Dumpukth.
In the US, Sunil has worked as Executive chef at several popular restaurants including:
- Tamarind (the first Indian restaurant on the Michelin recommended restaurant list and one of the top Indian restaurants in NYC) and
- Amber (voted as one of the best Indian restaurant in Zagat 2008)
In India, he has worked at prestigious 5 star hotels like:
- ITC Welcomgroup Sheraton Grand Kakatiya
- Taj Residency Bangalore,
- Daspalla group of hotels
His accomplishments include the Best Chef of the Year award in a French Cookery competition organized by Associates of Catering Professionals in Hyderabad. He also won an “Intra Hotel Competition” in Biryani, Kebab and Dessert sections. He was a chef for 2003 Femina Miss World competition held in India. Sunil’s restaurants Great W’kana café, W’kana Xpress (and pesto Ballroom), are ranked among the top 100 of Houston for last 4 years, among the 10,000 odd restaurants in Houston.
He has had the privilege of cooking for some famous world leaders like Duke of Edinburg and Queen Elizabeth during their historic visit to India in 1997, Bill Clinton on his Indian Visit, Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, and Indian Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh. He has also served diplomats and dignitaries like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the Ambassador of Tunisia to India, French Naval Commodore, etc. He has catered to the palates of several famous Indians like tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam, Paresh Rawal, Sunny Deol, Ratan Tata, Azim Premji of Wipro, Narayan Murthy of Infosys, ex Finance Minister Chidambaram, Maharani of Baroda, King of Mysore, Maharajas of Jodhpur/Jaipur/Bikaner, George Fernandes, Arjun Singh, Menaka Gandhi, Supreme court of India judge on his USA visit, Sabeer Bhatia (founder of Hotmail), Vinod Dham (Intel, Founder of Pentium Chip)
Sunil has catered for India house, Hilton hotel, Marriott, Omni, and plenty of private events, prominent among those the prestigious Asia Society Tiger ball, Jugal Malani of Unique Industry in Houston, Ramesh Bhutada of Star Pipe Products, Veer Vasistha of Software Group. etc. Inspired by his mother’s kitchen and cooking, where simplicity exceeds the passion and love supersedes the ingredients. Sunil motto is to display to the world his skills, passion and versatility in the palate pleasing world of the Finest Indian Culinary Arts.