Vikas Khanna is an award winning, Michelin Starred Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker, humanitarian and the host of the TV Show MasterChef India and Twist of Taste. He is the Corporate Chef of the highly acclaimed Junoon Restaurant in New York.
Vikas has written a several books including Flavors First, and Return to The Rivers, a culinary journey through the Himalayas, which was nominated for both a James Beard Award and the IACP Cookbook Award.
Vikas has also written The Magic Rolling Pin - an illustrated children’s book and Timeless Legacy – Life and Conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His upcoming books include Indian Harvest and Utsav – A Culinary Epic of Indian Festivals, which was showcased at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May 2015.
He has appeared on several TV Shows with Gordon Ramsay, Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay. Vikas has hosted events for President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, HH the Dalai Lama among other dignitaries. Khanna is the creator of The Holy Kitchens, documentary film series that explore sharing food in different faiths.
Khanna is the founder of Cooking for Life and SAKIV Foundations, which raise funds for emergencies and World hunger.