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The Constructive Artist : Chef Indra Pd. Upreti

 

Chef Indra Prasad Upreti , One of the finest Pastry Chef from Nepal , who has long work experience , as a pastry executive in world renounced hotel such like Marriott International .

He has been in Nepal since couple of year , working in one of the top most reputed hotel, Located in Kathmandu, Nepal .

He is also associated  to, Nepal Top Ranked Vocational College , located in Satdobato, Lalitpur i.e IHM College ( Where chefs are Born )

 

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OUZI- EID Special Famous Arabic Lamb Pulau

IHM College’s culinary students has prepared a famous Arabic Lamb pulau, which is specially  have had in Eid festival .

Future chefs has outstandingly plating Ouzi in different plate and platter here at iHM college , Satdobato, Lalitpur, Nepal .

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Who is who ? Legendary Chef of Nepal !

There are many chefs , who contributed to unite Nepalese chef fraternity and promoting nepalese food in locally, nationally and globally marked as a legend chef .

Chef pushpa Thapa Magar , one of the most honoured and respectful chef who was also founder president of ever first nepalese chef organization i.e Chef association of Nepal CAN, and Ram krishna Panta who was founder member of chef association established before 2 and half decades ago.

lets unite Nepalese chef globally : one society One voice

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Chef Santosh Shah’s Voice

‘Motivational and Inspiring Journey of Chef Santosh Shah’

Santosh was born in Karjanha, a small village in the south-eastern district of Siraha, near Nepal’s border with India. The youngest among seven children (two sisters and five brothers), he was just five when his father died. For pocket money when he was 10 he would sell plastic bags and other items at a local fair.

“With my friends, I used to walk up to 7km [about 4 miles] on foot, buy a few loaves of ‘pau roti’ [bread] and sell them at the fair,” Santosh recalls. “I also worked as a laborer at a canal construction project in my district.”
He managed to study up to class 10 when he was 15 but didn’t pass school leaving exams.
“I then went to Gujarat state in India along with friends from my village in search of a job,” Santosh said.
Hundreds of thousands of Nepalese people – from the hills and cities, as well as from the southern plains – head to India for work. Santosh began as a dishwasher at a local restaurant in Ahmedabad, the biggest city in Gujarat.

Then a food festival he organized made the news in India and brought his skills to wider attention. Shortly after, he got an unexpected call from a Gujarati businessman based in London who sent him a work permit and paid for his air fare and other expenses. Santosh arrived in London in late 2010.
This wasn’t the dream restaurant Santosh was looking for, however. So he left the job and joined Dishoom, one of a new wave of pioneering Indian restaurants winning plaudits in the UK. Later, he worked at Benares and Hotel Lalit in London, among others.
He is now working as a head chef at the Cinnamon Collection and also as executive chef at Saffron Circle UK.
“MasterChef has been an incredible and life-changing experience for me. I will continue to keep learning and experimenting to create unique Nepali dishes for global food lovers,” he says.
Given his background, his achievement in getting this far is certainly being noticed.
“Santosh is already a celebrity among the Nepali community in the UK as well as back home,” says Kul Acharya, owner of the Holy Cow fine-dining restaurant and takeaway chain in London, who also worked as a kitchen porter and chef before setting up his own business.

MasterChef shows are not aired directly in Nepal for copyright issues, so many Nepalese follow Santosh on social media and watch the show on YouTube.
He has received congratulatory messages from, among others, Binod Chaudhary, Nepal’s only dollar billionaire; and Prabal Gurung, a celebrity fashion designer originally from Nepal and now based in New York.
Whatever happens this week, the future seems bright for Santosh.
He recently met prospective investors to discuss launching a Nepali restaurant at the heart of London. “They were not interested at the beginning. But after I was selected to be on MasterChef, they have invited me for business meetings as soon as I am free.”
Santosh, who is still single, has another pressing priority too.

“This is a rare opportunity for me to showcase Nepali dishes and I will try my best to impress the judges.”

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Chef Santosh Shah_Biography

Introduction:
Santosh Shah (Nepali: सन्तोष साह, born 5 November 1985) is a Nepali chef born and raised in Karjanha village in Siraha district of Nepal. He is the head chef at Cinnamon Kitchen London UK. He was the executive chef at The Lalit London.
He participated in MasterChef Professionals 2020 and became the first runner up. However, MasterChef Professionals fans praised him as ‘people’s champion’.
Early life
From humble beginnings on the streets of Nepal, to winning the nation’s hearts on Masterchef: The Professionals, chef Santosh Shah is putting Nepalese cuisine firmly on the map, with pride of his Nepalese nationality.
Santosh’s first culinary job was as a kitchen and commis chef in an Indian hotel when he was just 14. From then on, he worked tremendously hard, rising through the hospitality ranks in India, and eventually moving to the UK in 2010. Once in London, Santosh worked at some of the most renowned Indian kitchens, holding positions at Michelin-starred Benares restaurant and super trendy Dishoom, before becoming a Sous Chef at The Cinnamon Club and eventually Head Chef at its sister restaurant, Cinnamon Kitchen.
Career
Santosh worked at The Cinnamon Collection with Vivek Singh for three years, cooking for MP’s at The Cinnamon Club and City workers at Cinnamon Kitchen. He then took a position as Executive Chef at the five-star LaLit Hotel in London.
• Present :The Cinnamon Collection with Vivek Singh
• May 2018: The LaLiT London 5* Boutique Hotel – Baluchi Restaurant | A Pan Indian Destination
• February 2015 – April 2018: Cinnamon Club by Vivek Singh
• January 2014 – February 2015: Brasserie Blanc by Raymond Blanc
• February 2012- January 2014: Benares Restaurant, Berkeley Square, London, UK
• September 2011 – February 2012: Dishoom Bombay Café, Upper St.Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, UK
• April 2011 – September 2011: The Spicy Affair Restaurant, Croydon, UK
• December 2009 to April 2011: The Cambay Resort, Gujarat, India
• December 2008 to November 2009: Hotel Mediteran, Budva, Montenegro, Europe
• May 2005 to December 2008: Holiday Resort, Gandhidham, Gujarat, India
• September 2003 to February 2005: The Grand Bhagwati, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India
• August 2002 to August 2003: Hotel Surya Palace, Baroda, Gujarat, India
• June 2000 to July 2002: Leo Resort, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Awards
• British Curry Awards – Best in London City and Suburbs
• Conde Naste Johansens Awards for Excellence – Best Dining Experience in UK & Ireland, 2019

Education:
Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management IHCM, Baroda, Gujarat, India August 2002 to August 2003
I.A. (10+2 Arts) A.N. College, Patna, Bihar, India
What’s Next?
What’s next? Santosh is looking forward to the future and what it may hold. His goal is to open a Nepalese restaurant in London and be awarded a Michelin star. For now, he will continue working on his skills, and learning from his mentors, to continue bettering himself and his cooking.

Santosh Shah Journey in Masterchef:

Getting to finals week of MasterChef: The Professionals is a dream come true for Santosh Shah.
The Nepali chef now based in London wowed the judges on his way to making the week’s final six.
Cooking for celebrity chef Andrew Wong, Santosh impressed with his stunning take on dim sum – his Yomari dumplings from Nepal were stuffed with chocolate, cashew nuts and chilli, topped with orange and cinnamon.
Santosh went on to cook a second dish for the judges – crispy chilli chicken, Indo-Chinese style, with crispy lotus roots, seaweed and vegetable pickles, served with hot and sour soup and crispy noodles.
The judges were so impressed that they announced his food was the best dish of the day and sent Santosh straight through to the finals round.
Always wanted to bring Nepali cuisine to the world stage and this show has given me this opportunity,” Santosh told the BBC.

The show has also turned him into a celebrity back home in Nepal, where he has been interviewed by top TV shows and his face is all over national media.

Santosh is not the first contestant to say Master Chef is very tough.
“We have to be mentally strong, we are timed, and put under immense pressure. I practice each dish numerous times in advance,” he said.
“Then there is the pressure of the camera and the judges are quite demanding. The competition is getting tighter and more demanding as chefs get eliminated in each round.”

Chef Santosh Shah’s Achievement

“MasterChef has been an incredible and life-changing experience for me. I will continue to keep learning and experimenting to create unique Nepali dishes for global food lovers,” he says.
Given his background, his achievement in getting this far is certainly being noticed.
“Santosh is already a celebrity among the Nepali community in the UK as well as back home,” says Kul Acharya, owner of the Holy Cow fine-dining restaurant and takeaway chain in London, who also worked as a kitchen porter and chef before setting up his own business.
“Though the South Asian community is well-established in the UK, for a Nepali chef to make it to the MasterChef finals is extraordinary.”
MasterChef shows are not aired directly in Nepal for copyright issues, so many Nepalese follow Santosh on social media and watch the show on YouTube.
He has received congratulatory messages from, among others, Binod Chaudhary, Nepal’s only dollar billionaire; and Prabal Gurung, a celebrity fashion designer originally from Nepal and now based in New York.
Whatever happens this week, the future seems bright for Santosh.
He recently met prospective investors to discuss launching a Nepali restaurant at the heart of London. “They were not interested at the beginning. But after I was selected to be on MasterChef, they have invited me for business meetings as soon as I am free.”

Nepali chef Santosh Shah becomes runner up in the Masterchef Professionals finals
LONDON, Dec 18: Nepali chef Santosh Shah came in third place on the UK’s most prestigious cookery show, Masterchef: The Professionals on BBC One.
Santosh captivated both the judges and audience with his show-stopping Nepalese cuisine and inspiring journey.
“I always wanted to bring Nepalese cuisine to the world stage and now this show has give

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Chef Shah Receives a Grand Welcome in TIA

BBC MasterUK professionals 2020 Runner UP chef Santosh Shah receives grand welcome in TIA this 25th Feb 2021 here at Kathmandu Nepal .
Chef Santosh made history by becoming the first ever Nepali to reach the finale of MasterChef Uk 2020, and was declared the runner-up.
Penguin Books will be Publishing his book in 5 different languages, and he plans to travel to different parts of Nepal for research.

Chef Santosh was greeted by 100s of well-wishers including several Nepali chefs and students from IHM College and executive members of i am with chef and members from different chef’s Organization.

Students of IHM college were present with Nepali flags welcoming Chef Santosh, Bikram Dangol (IHM College) told Nepalisite. Despite having worked in India for 10 years learning and moving up in the food business, he did not compete in MasterChef Uk 2020 as an Indian Chef and introduce Indian foods in the contest. He could easily have done that and even increase his chances to win because Indian is a lucrative market for any international business. Instead, he showcased variety of Nepali dishes and wowed the judges and won the hearts of many.

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NATHM felicitates to chef Santosh Shah

Master Chef Santosh Shah has participated in facilitation program , organized by Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management NATHM, Kathmandu , Nepal on 3rd March 2021 .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nk7hv_xXx4
NATHM has given huge tribute to chef Santosh shah , who is also runner up , of BBC Masterchef UK Professionals 2020
Along with Chef Shah, other chefs including NATHM’s graduates making mark in the hospitality and other sectors were also honoured .
Students of NATHM welcomes to chef Santosh with traditional hospitality and DHAKATOPI.
Team NATHM has congratulated to chef Santosh for his outstanding contribution for promoting Nepalese food in international reality show .
NATHM which is preparing itself to attract students from the SAARC Region, BIMSTEC nations and China, bagged appreciation from Shah that its infrastructures are world-class and was impressed with the overall management.
Dipak Kumar Thapa, Executive Director of NATHM said, “The management is grateful to Shah for paying a visit to the college as it will encourage students to learn different aspects of hospitality from such a prominent figure.”

Photo credit : Breaknlinks.com

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chef shah awarded

Nepal Government has honored to Masterchef Santosh Shah, Runner Up , BBC Master Chef UK Professionals 2020 here at Nepal Tourism Board , Kathmandu , Nepal on 2nd March 2021.
The program organized by NTB, chef santosh shah is honored by Secretary of Tourism ministry and the CEO of NTB . During the program , Hotel association of Nepal ( HAN ) and Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal ( REBAN ) has also appreciated to Chef santosh shah.
“I will be greatfull , if our government will take copy right of my bbc masterchef shows and broadcast in nepalese channel ” chef santosh made his request .

https://www.facebook.com/ihmcollege/videos/172214947862839

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Chef Santosh Shah, Journey to Masterchef UK

आगामी 10th November रातको ९ बजे BBC one बाट MasterChefUK,Professional को १७ औँ सस्करण सुरु हुदै गर्दा नेपाली सेफ जगतले एउटा एैतिहासिक घडिको साक्छि हुने स्वणिम युगको पर्दा उघार्ने छ । बेलायतलाइ कर्म थलो बनाएका नेेपाली सेफ सन्तोस शाह , उपाधिमा कडा दाबेदारि सहित प्रतियोगिको रुपमा सहभागि हुनु हुनेछ ।
नेपाली खाना लिएर यति बिशाल दर्शक माझ प्रस्तुत हुदै गर्दा सेफ सन्तोश शाह र उहाको बिलक्छ्यण प्रतिभा तथा उच्च ब्यवासाहिक ख्यातिले बिश्वभर छरिएका करोडौँ नेपाली मनहरुमा उत्साहको मिठो सञ्चार गर्नेछ अनि चौडिने छ गर्वले नेपालीको छाति ! वाह् कस्तो हुनेछ त्यो दिन , त्यो पला र घडि !
टेलिभिजन इतिहासमै दुइ पटकसम्म तेस्रो स्थानमा रहदै सबै भन्दा धेरै दर्शकले रुचाएको ( MasterChef Austrelia ) फेन्चाइच सो MasterChef UK professional मा नेपाली मौलीक खानाले बिश्वलाइ ध्यान खिच्दै लेख्नेछ ! Lyric & Style of Nepalese Cuisine र Ultimate richness of Nepalese heritage food .
यो अवसरनै प्रतियोगिता जिते समान हो , तपाइको यात्रा जहासम्म उक्लिन्छ त्यो अमिट ऐतिहासिक हुनेछ । इतिहासमा दर्ज हुनेछ । त्यसमा पनि १६ औ सस्करण सम्म आइपुक्दा कुनैपनि ऐसियनले त्यसअघिको यात्रा तय गर्न नसकेको इतिहास तोड्न सेफ सन्तोश साह सफल हुनु हुनेछ र सुभआशिस सहित १६ औँ सस्करण २०२० का बिजेता Thomas Frake- 32 सग साक्छ्यात भएको दुर्लभ दृष्य हेर्ने अबसर मिल्नेछ । उहालाई सम्पुण Fraternity कै तर्फबाट बिशाल आकासको भार जति शुभकामना ???
I am with Chef ले यो एतिहासिक घडिलाई बिशेस रुपमा प्रस्तुत गर्ने जमर्को लिएको छ ।
– “म रोएको त्यो दिन देश रुनेछ र खुसीको आशुले आशिरबाद दिनेछ ” – सेफ सन्तोस शाह
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