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Chef Hari Nayak
February 8, 1974 |
Hari Nayak is an Indian chef, restaurateur, author, and a renowned Indian food and culinary consultant. Hari's signature style of cooking is distinctly featured in his best seller cookbook "Modern Indian Cooking". Chef Hari has pioneered the next generation of Indian Cooking with his latest cookbook with chef Daniel Bolud. It was named as best of the season by LA times. Haris latest book is My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear or Fuss by Tuttle Publishing. Hari also pioneered America 's first ice cream patisserie, Halo Fete located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Hari graduated from the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in Manipal, Karnataka, India.Then after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1998, he then worked in restaurants in New York City and also as an apprentice with Alain Ducasse.
Hari is the co founder of "Cooking for life " which was founded by chef Vikas Khanna. Hari has been the lead organizer for various fund raising culinary events for causes like Tsunami, Gulf Coast, Katrina and the first ever global cooking series at the wonders of the world “The living Pyramids“. The Living Pyramids event which was at Giza, Egypt was featured in a television series All Together Now on ABC TV in New York.
Cooking for Life
New York Chefs Cooking for Life was founded to organize tasting events with some of the top chefs of New York to help raise money and awareness for different relief efforts around the world like Tsunami, Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster, South Asian Earthquake and many more. Chicago Chefs Cooking for Life and San Francisco Chefs Cooking for Life are the other chapters of the organization.
World Chefs Cooking for Life is a series of culinary events being hosted at the World Wonders to SAATH (Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality) mission to create awareness for the needs of people with disabilities. The first event of the series, The Living Pyramids is to be hosted at the Pyramids of Giza on July 20, 2006. All proceeds from these events will be used by SATH to promote accessibility programs in Egypt and beyond.
- Modern Indian Cooking ISBN 978-1-59637-233-7
- My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear or Fuss ISBN 978-0-8048-4089-7
- Mango Mia - Celebrating the tropical world of Mangoes ISBN 978-0-7414-2483-9
- Spice: Flavors and Recipes from Around the World ISBN 978-1-4363-2074-0