Welcome to the official website of Chef Ajai Sharma, your definitive gateway to a world rich in culinary artistry and cultural insights. Born on the 12th of December in the vibrant city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Chef Sharma is an accomplished professional in the gastronomic arena, with an illustrious career adorned by engagements with prestigious establishments worldwide.
Completing his foundational education at the ITC Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, affiliated with Manipal University of Higher Education in Manipal, Karnataka, Chef Sharma secured a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management. Further honing his craft, he obtained an Associate's degree in Culinary Arts from the distinguished Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York.
Over the years, Chef Sharma has had the privilege of working in a myriad of esteemed establishments, each contributing to his formidable expertise. His resume includes a role as Chef De Partie at Café Altro Paradiso in New York City. Further, he has undergone training at Michelin Award-winning establishments like Gramercy Tavern, operated by the Union Square Hospitality Group in New York, and has also contributed his skills to luxury hotels such as the Hyatt in Saudi Arabia, Hilton in Qatar, and Taj Mahal Palace and Resorts in India. Currently, he holds the position of Sous Chef at The Residents, also located in New York City.
In addition to his prowess in professional kitchens, Chef Sharma has ventured into the literary and auditory dimensions of the culinary world. He has authored two compelling books; the first, "The Culinary Epic of Jeddah, Tale of an Arabian Gateway," immerses its readers in the vibrant culinary landscape of this Arabian city. His second book, "Saffron Saffairs: A Culinary Journey into the Flavours of Royalty," takes readers on a lavish exploration of royal cuisines, infused with the exoticism of saffron. His podcast, "Bite in With Bawarchi," features a roster of celebrated chefs and hospitality mavens, offering a unique window into the dynamic world of gastronomy.
This website serves as a platform through which Chef Sharma extends his deep-rooted passion for culinary arts, history, and culture. His engaging blog provides a unique gastronomic voyage, merging eloquent storytelling with scholarly examination of the historical and cultural aspects of a variety of cuisines.
We warmly invite you to traverse the rich tapestry of Chef Sharma's culinary universe. Engage with his insightful blog, dive into the depths of his books, and tune in to his captivating podcast. Anticipate an experience that is as inspiring and educational as it is profoundly entertaining, under the aegis of Chef Ajai Sharma.