Ajay ChopraAjay Chopra
Chefpreneur, Restauranteur, and Consultant Ajay Chopra is a name to reckon within the Indian culinary universe for past three decades. His work repertoire grew from being a chef to coining flagship associations in the corporate, e-commerce and restaurant spaces. An acclaimed culinarian and a household name after he co-hosted and judged the popular show, ‘MasterChef India’ Season one and two on Star Plus, Chef was also the face of many thematic shows like ‘Hi Tea’ on Food Food channel for tea-time snacks, ‘Veggistan’ for exclusive vegetarian recipes on NDTV Good Times India, and ‘Northern Flavours’ (Season 1,2 and 3) culinary journey broadcasted by Living Foodz across the Northern states of India, ‘India’s 50 Best Dishes’ and ‘Papad Pickles aur Pyaala’ by Zee Zest brings out tips and tricks for a wholesome gastronomic experience. He also judged another very interesting cooking challenge programme called the Chef vs. Fridge along with Master Chef season 2 winner Chef Shipra Khanna on Zee Cafe. The most recent television series on zee zest was Pattey ki baat focuses on cooking with greens in a very new way. His youtube channel is another avenue where he showcases restaurant style dishes which can be conveniently cooked at home. He is also encouraging Daddies to get into the kitchen with this channel and spread love with food in the family . As an extension of the same he also has authored his maiden book called as ‘The Big Daddy Chef’ cookbook .
Along with the endorsements for big brands like Monini, Kellogg's, Oddy paper wraps and associations with several renowned multinationals, he has ventured successfully into the corporate and ecommerce business with Sodexo India, Sumeru, India Gate and Havells.
As the Managing Director of Zion Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, incorporated in 2014 Chef Ajay saw the gap in the industry where conceptual chef driven restaurants were missing in the country and he took it on him to breathe life into restaurants with various fresh concepts. Zion hospitality has accomplished multiple projects like the ‘Pandora- Gastronomy & Bar’, VHC kitchen and bar , Paash , Nine square and Timo in pune .‘The Indus Club’, white charcoal, D51, LocoLoca, Otium Lounge amd Smash in Mumbai , Vedic at the Westin Kolkatta, Iraa in Raipur and Bilaspur, Saraza in Rajkot and Bolt in Rourkela are few of his ongoing restaurant projects within the country. He has also undertaken projects overseas like the ‘Le Noir’ café in Abu Dhabi at the St.Regis Compund and one at the grand Mosque. Chef. Ajay Chopra also turned around restaurants like Mintleaf in London and Jashn in Muscat with modern Indian food concepts . Under the able leadership of Chef Ajay Chopra at Zion Hospitality, 30+ restaurants were designed and conceptualised with detailed menus curated in the past 4 years. The best way to describe this end-to-end services provided by Zion Hospitality would be ‘bringing your restaurant to life’.
Chef Ajay Chopra Father to Ashish David Chopra and Akshat Aaron Chopra and husband to Amrita Rebecca Chopra believes that good food creates great memories and great relationships .