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Indian Americans at Americas’ Top Food Award to be Held in Chicago


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CHICAGO, IL – A host of Indian American have made it to the semifinals list of 2022 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony to be held on June 13 at Lyric Opera in Chicago.

In the Outstanding Restauranteur category are Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Groups that runs famed eateries like Rasika and Bindaas in Washington DC and Ravi DeRossi of Overthrow Hospitality in New York.

In the Outstanding Restaurant Category is Chai Pani in Asheville, N Carolina. Dhamaka in NYC. Five Indian Americans chefs are amongst the semifinalists of Best Chef. These include Srijith Gopinathan of Ettan, Palo Alto; Heena Patel of Besharam, SFO, Chintan Pandya of Dhamaka, NYC; Niven Patel of Ghee Indian Kitchen, Kendall, Florida and Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant, Houston. The 2022 James Beard Awards are presented by Capital One

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