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A Taste of India with Sunil Ghai

A Taste of India with Sunil Ghai of Ananda

1 Day Course
Date: Thursday 15th September 2011
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Price: €245
Demonstrations: 2
No Practical Sessions

We are delighted to be able to welcome Sunil Ghai from Ananda Restaurants to teach a one day course at the cookery school.

Chef Sunil Ghai,

Food & Wines’s ‘Chef of the Year 2009’, is the foremost Indian chef in Ireland, winning an impressive array of awards, and fans, for his bold, contemporary cooking style. Executive Chef of the Jaipur Restaurant Group, Chef Ghai is currently at the helm of ‘Ananda’ and regularly spends time working with the team at Benares in London under renowned Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar. Atul and Sunil together designed Ananda’s menu which has set new standards for Indian cuisine in Ireland.
Born in India in 1977, Sunil Ghai was born into a middle class family in Gwalior in Central India. A city, that is home to the greatest classical schools of music through royal patronage for over 400 years and thus, brought out the best in cuisines from every corner of the nation. His first passion in life was cricket followed by his Father’s first love, cooking.
“Many of my influences in the creation of my recipes come from my mother. she has a fantastic imagination when it came to cooking and I have yet to taste food quite like it”. In the kitchen, I found the answers to all my curiosities,” says Indian-born chef Sunil Ghai.

Three Month Certificate Course

Work with the best

Dublin’s only Three Month Certificate Course starts this September. Lynda Booth has the backing and involvement of some of the top chefs in the country including Neven Maguire, Paul Flynn, Oliver Dunne and Sunil Ghai as well as international chefs Atul Kochhar, David Thompson and Matthew Albert. The format has been carefully thought out to provide variety and challenge and the opportunity for an intense focus on broadening food knowledge and skills.

Highlights of the new Three Month Certificate Course include:

  • Stellar calibre of visiting international and Irish chefs – including the likes of Paul Flynn, Neven Maguire, Oliver Dunne and Sunil Ghai, as well as head chefs from some of London’s more celebrated ethnic restaurants.
  • Field-trip visits to the home-base of some of the country’s leading food professionals, including visits to artisan producers.
  • The unique challenge of running regular restaurant nights to acclimatise students to the comprehensive experience of hosting, organising, cooking and serving a professional meal.
  • Career and business development advice from leading industry experts, as well as support in seeking out work experience placements for those keen to follow a professional path – whether that be in order to work their way around the world on gap year travels, or to carve out a new professional life.
  • A skillset of culinary building blocks spanning from core kitchen principles to sophisticated professional techniques – making the course as accessible to inexperienced novices as it is eye-opening to competent cooks.
  • and so on…

Sunil Ghai – Jaipur Group & Ananda, Dundrum

Sunil has garnered an impressive array of fans and awards for his bold, contemporary cooking style. Not only the foremost Indian chef in Ireland, Sunil was officially recognised as one of the very best chefs working in Ireland when he won the FOOD&WINE Magazine Chef of the Year Award 2009.

Born in Gwalior in central India, Sunil gained experience with the world famous Oberoi group before coming to Ireland to join the Jaipur group in 2001. He is now head chef of Ananda, Dundrum, and also regularly spends time working with the team at Benares in London under Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar. Sunil has been a regular guest chef at Dublin Cookery School; we value his contribution not just for the vast knowledge and experience he brings to the school, but also because he is a skilled, patient and experienced teacher.


Cooking Class Calendar (May – June) and (September – December)

Below is the description of classes to be held in the PinkGinger kitchen for September through to December 2011 by Guest Chef Sunil Ghai.

New class themes have been added and there are also some repeat classes due to popular demand.

Tuesday 25 October         7.00 pm – 10.00pm

Guest Chef – SUNIL GHAI

Awarding winning Jaipur and Ananda Restaurants, returns by demand to PinkGinger after his previous successful visit.

A unique opportunity to see Sunil at work in an intimate, boutique environment. PinkGinger is delighted to welcome this award winning chef, who will share his secrets of preparing, marinading and cooking wonderful exotic and vibrant dishes from India. Mains, sides and all the trimmings. One not to be missed! New Recipes!