Hailing from the northern part of India, Rishikesh, Chef Rahul has been raised at the foothills of the Himalayas. Since it was a tourist destination, he has grown up having an innate understanding of different cultures and cuisines. He grew up in a predominantly vegetarian community, which exposed his intrigue towards food and exploring different possibilities with it. His focus has been to evoke strong emotions with every bite. With a fair knowledge and a rich background of having worked with some of the top restaurants in India, his creative sense has developed a methodical approach to develop Dubai’s first vegetarian fine dining experience.
“Cooking is like meditation for me. I have possibly inherited this from my grandfather, who was a chef for the Maharajas. I believe that taste is everything. A good meal has the power to rejuvenate and change perceptions. With AVATARA, we attempt to bring about change in the way people look at vegetarian food”