Bhavin, an accomplished culinary professional, has dedicated years to perfecting his craft in some of the world’s most esteemed kitchens. Recently appointed as the Executive Chef at ATM Hospitality’s upcoming venture, Tamasha, an exquisite Indian culinary haven slated to open its doors in 2024 in the upscale locale of North Hills, Raleigh, Bhavin is set to make waves in the culinary world.
His remarkable journey includes a pivotal role as Senior Sous Chef at San Francisco’s Taj Campton Place, the world’s only Two MICHELIN Starred Indian restaurant at the time, a position he secured at the tender age of 26, under the guidance of Chef Srijith Gopinanthan. A passionate and ambitious young chef, Bhavin is on a mission to elevate Indian cuisine to global prominence. In addition to his remarkable culinary skills, he briefly served as the Head Chef at Rooh Chicago, where he artfully crafted extraordinary dining experiences.
Bhavin recently achieved a culinary milestone when Tamasha participated in the Iron Chef competition, and he claimed the coveted title of ‘Iron Chef’ in a fierce cooking competition held by the Midtown Farmers Market in North Hills.
Beyond his prowess in the kitchen, Bhavin has had the privilege of catering to high-profile events, including an exclusive dinner for the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Entrepreneur Summit. This prestigious gathering featured over 2000 delegates from 150 countries and garnered international media attention.
During his tenure at the iconic Taj Falaknuma Palace, Bhavin personally curated dining experiences for a star-studded array of celebrities and luminaries, including Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kangana Ranawat, Honey Singh, Salman Khan’s family, renowned designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, business magnate Mukesh Ambani, Neeta Ambani, as well as IPL teams and renowned chefs like Gary Mehigan and Sanjeev Kapoor. His leadership at the specialty restaurant “Adaa at Taj Falaknuma Palace” earned accolades in India’s top restaurant rankings by Condé Nast Traveller and ranked 85th in the world by Elite Traveller, UK.
Bhavin’s culinary foundation was laid during his association with esteemed hospitality brands such as Taj Hotels and the Oberoi Group. Bhavin is a proud alumnus of the prestigious Taj Management Training Program, renowned for producing top-tier culinary talent in India. In September 2022, he showcased his culinary expertise at a food festival in Qatar hosted by the Mandarin Oriental, representing the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine.
Bhavin’s culinary journey began at IHM – Aurangabad, where he pursued a B.A. Hons in Culinary Arts, earning accolades for his outstanding academic performance. His culinary philosophy revolves around skillfully blending spices and flavors from around the world to craft unique, relatable, and unforgettable dishes. In three words, his style of cooking is best described as rustic, creative, and experimental.
Get ready to embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure with Bhavin at the helm of Tamasha, where tradition meets innovation in every delectable dish.