Vicky Ratnani

Gourmand, Food Connoisseur and a Top Celebrity Chef


Vicky Ratnani is a celebrity chef who became a household name as the charming host of two widely acclaimed cooking shows – 'Vicky Goes Veg' on NDTV and 'Vickypedia' on LivingFoodz. 

A foodie since childhood, Ratnani’s career took off soon after he graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai, in 1992. He worked as a chef on various cruise ships, including a royal appointment aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 vessel. In 2010, he became the first Indian executive chef in the history of the prestigious ocean liner , the ‘Cunard’.

He has also written a cookbook called 'Vicky Goes Veg’, which won the prestigious Gourmand Award for ‘Best Vegetarian Cook’.

He has worked with 37 nationalities and cooked for eminent personalities like Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela, Rod Stewart and many more. 

Vicky also opened the ‘Britannia Restaurant and Kitchen’, the largest restaurant at sea at the time of its debut in 2004, and later rose to the position of Executive Sous Chef on the ‘QM2’. V

Vicky went on to become Queen Victoria's Executive Chef. He was the first and only Indian Executive Chef in Cunard Line history as of 2010. 

His most recent show is a web series called ‘Vicky the Gastronaut’, a travel-based food show that shot its first two seasons in Peru and Australia, and will film its next in Chiang Mai in Thailand. Ratnani also has a health food start-up called Hello Green, and consults with Inox Cinemas' luxury brand, Insignia, for its elaborate menu.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Chef Vicky Ratnani has gathered many accolades in his career and is known for being an explorer and a lover of flavour and taste.  His restaurant in Mumbai called ‘The Korner House’ by Chef Vicky won ‘Best Restaurant – European Cuisine’ at the 2017 Times Food Awards.

His restaurant ‘AURUS’ received the ‘Best European restaurant’ award in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the TIMES food award. He was also named the ‘Chef of the Year’ by the Indian Restaurant Awards in 2015. 

Why Vicky Ratnani ?

Vicky Ratnani’s illustrious journey as a food enthusiast and culinary master is adorned with numerous milestones. In his decades-long career, the spirited chef has donned many hats. He has authored a cookbook, hosted multiple cooking shows, including a web series and whipped up meals for many famous personalities, including the late Nelson Mandela.

From his role as a renowned chef, TV host, and food connoisseur to his ventures as a restaurant founder and contributor to a healthy food startup, Vicky’s passion for gastronomy knows no bounds. 

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