PATA Nepal Chapter is proud to announce Chef Santosh Shah (MasterChef Professionals 2020), as the Keynote Speaker at the forthcoming 44th Annual General Meeting of PATA Nepal Chapter to be held on 5th March 2021 at Park Village Resort, Kathmandu.
Santosh Shah is an internationally acclaimed Nepali Chef, from humble beginnings on the streets of Nepal to winning the nation’s hearts on the UK’s most prestigious cookery competition, Masterchef: The Professionals 2020, coming in second place against 32 other professional chefs.
His achievement through hard work, dedication, unparalleled skills, talent, precision, and mastery of Nepal's Gastronomical Delights helped raise our Nation's Flag to Greater Heights!
Chef Santosh shone a light on Nepalese cuisine in all its glory, introducing the judges, food critics, and esteemed chefs to flavors and ingredients they had never experienced before.
His 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.
Chef 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.