Cookbook Signing: "Flavors of My World" by Maneet Chauhan

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 10:00am
Cookbook Signing:
Geoffrey Zakarian says "It is extremely difficult to have a knowledge of one cuisine, let alone many others, but in the hands of someone as knowledgeable, gifted and refined as Chef Maneet Chauhan, the culinary world becomes yours, and your palate will thank you for the journey."

Better words could not describe Chef Chauhan’s culinary approach. Her journey began in her homeland of India, where she graduated at the top of her class at the WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, India’s top culinary and hotel management school. She emigrated to America and after some valuable fine dining field experience on the East Coast, it was time to conquer Chicago. Her culinary coup was spearheaded by being the only woman to be evaluated against 40 male chefs for an Executive Chef position. Successful once again, Chef Chauhan was selected as the opening chef of Vermilion restaurant. During her tenure here, she received exceptional reviews from Bon Appétit, USA Today, Time, Esquire, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Town & Country, Business Week and O Magazine, as well as getting a stunning 3-star review from the Chicago Tribune.

After being the only Indian female ever to compete on "Iron Chef" and a fierce competitor on "The Next Iron Chef," Chef Chauhan is now a full-time judge on the Food Network hit show, "Chopped" - which has been nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and granted Chef Chauhan the honor of receiving the prestigious James Beard Award of Excellence.

Along with "Chopped" Chef Chauhan has established herself as a go-to figure when it comes to Indian cuisine and spices, as evidenced by her invitation to teach Indian cuisine to the multi-national audience of ABC’s "The VIEW." Additionally, Chef Chauhan was chosen as the only chef to cook at the first-ever Indiaspora Inaugural Ball, honoring the re-election of President Barack Obama.

A big supporter of culinary education Chef Chauhan credits her success to the solid culinary foundation she received.

Join us on Sunday, April 21 from 10:00-12:00 AM to meet Chef Chauhan, get your copy of "Flavors of My World" signed and ask her your culinary questions!