Meet The Celebrity Chef with the Midas' Touch - Chef Saby
Red Rhino Craft Brewery + Inspired Kitchen Patron Chef
Chef Saby has a cult following in the culinary world, and 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), 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.
A philanthropist, an educator and mentor to young Chefs, this dynamic Chefentrepreneur 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 has brought 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 his restaurant projects has been documented by YourStory while his best-seller restaurant Lavaash by Saby in the capital got featured in the NatGeo 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 the talk show ‘Ten Minutes With’ to inspire students.
The award-winning culinary professional was decorated by the President of India with the Best Chef Award 2012 – one among the numerous accolades for this decorated valedictorian from the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata:
Every restaurant that he has headed, launched and set up has been awarded at all the food award ceremonies in this country. He has also been trusted with the responsibility of being the President of the Young Chefs Forum, under WACS (Worlds Association of Chefs Societies), to groom the budding chefs.
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 including Sodabottle Openerwala, Olive Bistro, The Wine Company, The Beer Café (Delhi, Mumbai, Pune), Amreli (Hotel Diplomat, New Delhi) among others, he constantly endeavours to innovate and create unique dining concepts and destinations to cater to epicureans in the country.
His current restaurants -
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 Pears, 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.