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about us and our wonderful kitchen

In ancient times, Kings and Queens were accustomed to food being ordered from lands far and away. That's what made the food so exquisite and special. With Hopping Chef, we aim to bring you the same culinary experience to your homes. Whether its Tapas from Spain or Sushi from Japan, our top class Chefs will cook up the dream meal for you and your guests within the comfort of your own home.

Our brand promotes a food philosophy that is an interpretation of India’s historical heritage being revived with progressive modern day cuisine. We seek to pursue the idea of guest involvement while our Masterchefs curating regional specialities while showcasing their skill sets. This would be achieved by incorporating showmanship in terms like Gueridion service, Inter-Molecule section with live display kitchen. This enables our guests to experience the overall sensory aspects through vision, smell, sound and taste while comprehending their entire meal.

Hopping Chef being a unique dining service entails one an opportunity to bring a Masterchef at guest homes’ or selected destinations and create bespoke menus that would usually be offered only at a few top restaurants in the world. Hopping Chef brings to you the world class food solution under one roof.

The brand strategizes its 5000 square feet central kitchen that enables itself in taking outdoor events such as Fine Dining, Sit down events, Theme parties, Birthdays, Date Parties, Weddings, Kids Parties, Destination events, Weddings desgined by Master Chefs Corporate parties and Live Barbeque Parties at a rendezvous selected by the guest. We intent to give personalized services right from curating customized Food & Drinks Menus to the overall guest experience. In addition to these services we also cater Restaurant Consultancy, Menu Development, Food Styling, Food Photography, Corporate Gifting & Hampers.

Our Chefs

Chef Ajay Chopra

Master Chef/Mentor Chef

An acclaimed culinarian, his love and passion for food has seen him grow as a modern Indian chef. His conviction and diligence has conferred him as one of the most celebrated chefs in the Indian television and food industry. After heading the kitchen of Marriott and Starwood, and after successfully hosting food shows like Master Chef India, Food-Food channel's "Hi Tea" and NDTV Good Times' Veggistan; Chef Ajay Chopra is now on board with Hopping Chef.

Chef Shantanu Gupte

Master Chef

One of the leading master chefs in India & the host of Food-Food channel’s “Health Mange More” show he is now on board with Hopping Chef. He has come up through the ranks of Taj Hotels & has worked alongside Michelin star chefs in the UK.

Chef Pankaj Jha

Expert Chef

Chef Pankaj of Ping Pong, Dubai fame is an expert in Asian cuisine. Winner of Dubai BBC Good Food Award 2012 & worked his magic at the United Sports Bar & Grill, he has over a decade of experience in pan-Asian cooking.

Chef Jagat Singh

Pro Chef

Our very own Middle Eastern cuisine specialist. Chef Jagat's career spectrum spreads wide & far. From TUK- The Urban Kitchen, Petra Hotel, Falafel’s, Astoria Hotel to Hotel Residency, he has honed his skills.

Chef Prashant Sharma

Pro Chef

Trained under the corporate chef of Taj - Chef Hemant Oberoi for Masala Bay and Maya-Authentic Indian speciality restaurant in Trident. He masters the art of perfectly blending Indian flavours.

Chef Amol Baool

Pro Chef

A passionate young chef who has started his career with hotel Fariyas, then he moved to Muscat to join Al Athain company. Once back in India he joined Sodexo and Urban Kitchen and honed his skills further.

Chef Priyanka Futane

Certified Chef

While having pursued BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; Ms Priyanka has been certified as a Chef. She has completed training with the Taj Group of Hotels.

  • Testimonials

    Rohan Gavaskar

    Hopping Chef helped made my 40th birthday by giving us a luxury experience. They took care of everything from Food to Decor & gave me memories of a lifetime.

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    Poonam & Manish Goel

    Master Chef comes Hopping With a Team to Your Castle & Serves Novelty in Terms Of Concept, Freshness in Terms of Approach, Delicacies Out of the Box, Service beyond Excellence and Goodbye with a Lingering Taste & Impression.

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    Dinesh Rohira

    Whether a press launch or an office opening , we have had great food from Hopping Chef, they know what to cook, how to cook and more importantly how to present & serve it

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    Girija Goenka

    Hopping chef for me was a "complete " culinary experience in terms of beautiful decor, great service and of course mainly the flavorful food made from the highest quality of ingredients and presented in the most unique manner to us ....and the best part being served to us in the comfort of our home! Three cheers to the chefs and the entire team for introducing to us such innovative and creative ideas. Looking forward to more occasions to celebrate together..”

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    Binoy Kimji

    Quality and great tasting food at an affordable price are hard to come by. Hopping Chef has managed to pull of all 3 with great style. Our only Food Partner going forward for all FCC events!

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