The path to success and the passion to achieve success goes hand in hand if one works with complete dedication towards achieving the goal. Chef Dheeraj Singh is someone who’s passion for cooking comes from his soul and believes in sharing happiness with the world through food. Having specialized in European cuisine, molecular gastronomy and regional Uttaranchal cuisine, he has reached a level in his career where he has not only worked for the known hotels but also worked for media platforms across various segments.
Know more about him as we feature the journey of Chef Dheeraj Singh here.
Where Inspiration Meets Aspiration
Chef Dheeraj’s father worked for the Indian Airlines as a professional chef for thirty years. His father was his biggest inspiration to become a chef. In the beginning of his career, when studying for Chartered Accountancy, Dheeraj realized that he was more inclined towards becoming a chef. He then set his mind to pursue his dreams and that’s what started his journey in the culinary world.
Over the years, Chef Dheeraj has worked for some of the world’s most recognized brands such as the Ambassador Sky Chef, The Claridges Hotels, The Eros Intercontinental Hotels, Star Cruise, The Royal Caribbean Cruise Liners, the Google Gurugram and Mosaic Hotels, Mussoorie. Currently, he works with Femina Hindi Magazine, Mussoorie Times Newspapers, Amar Ujala Rupiyan Magazine, Incredible Chefs Magazine, Rail Bandhu Magazine, Platter Share website and many more platforms. Chef Dheeraj thanks his family and friends who have supported him all through in this successful journey.
Inspiration And Experiences that Motivate
Dheeraj feels that it’s easier these days to let the world know who you are and what you do because of Social Media. He says, “With the help of social platforms, one can be easily be recognized by their hard work hard and when one is doing something different from the regular work. When I was working for Care World TV channel, the legendary Chef Sanjeev Kapoor wished me best of luck for my new project. It was a great motivation for me to do new things without the fear of failure.” According to Dheeraj, Chef Vikas Khanna is his role model and one of his biggest inspiration in the culinary world. His journey from a small town of India to a world class Michelin star chef inspired him to keep working towards his goal. He truly believes in the thought, " Where there is a will you will find your way."
He also shares his insightful experience where he served the youth icon mind, Mr Sundar Pichai, Google during his last visit to India at the Google, Gurugram Office at Cafe Air.
Factors that Define Chef Dheeraj
After years of experience, Dheeraj believes in the philosophy of keeping the taste and flavour of food authentic but aims at representing it in a modern way to compete with current culinary trends. While cooking, he gives extreme importance to concentration, timing of using spices and freshness of ingredients towards the preparation of the perfect dish.
Trends That Make A Difference
According to Chef Dheeraj, Chefs not only spend time cooking but are also coming in front of the world to showcase their culinary skills. Recently brands promote chefs for marketing and publicity to increase their business and thus giving Chefs the exposure they deserve. Showcasing chefs as a trend will surely change the way the culinary world operates.
The Dish That Makes Chef Dheeraj Smile
Chef Dheeraj loves it simple. He shares the one dish, no matter what brings a smile to his face i.e the delicious khichdi made by his mother. Truly a simple dish but made with lots of love.
Chef Dheeraj’s Favorite Cuisine
Chef Dheeraj’s prefers European as well as Indian cuisine. During his tenure with Star Cruises and Royal Caribbean, he visited half of the world and worked closely with authentic recipes of Europe especially Spanish and Italian and from there his love for European cuisine took place.
Some Signature Recipes By Chef Dheeraj
Chef Dheeraj cooks every dish with love and passion. You can take a look at his varied recipes through social platforms like Femina Hindi Website, Incredible chef Magazine, My food court on his YouTube channel and enjoying cooking them at home.
Here are some links to his recipes:
You could also try the traditional dish called Fannah, from Uttarakhand in Chef Dheeraj's special recipe here: https://www.plattershare.com/recipe/fannah
A Message to Aspiring Chefs – By Chef Dheeraj
Chef Dheeraj says, “Hard times make you harder to face them. Live for your dreams and work hard to succeed for your dream.”
Chef Dheeraj’s Thoughts on Your Chef Story
Your Chefs Story is a great social electronic platform to showcase your career journey to the whole world. The team at Your Chef Story are putting in great efforts to showcase inside stories from the chefs community. Best of luck and god bless you for your noble work.