Chef Ishan Bahukhandi (born on 19th February 1992) is a first youngest International Indian chef appointed as the Master Chef of the Asian Cuisine at Olympic & Para-Olympic, 2016 and had catered to and supervised all the dietary requirements of the Indian and Asian Contingent at the Olympic.
Born in Delhi to a Uttrakhand family, Ishan completed his schooling from Siddharth International School, New Delhi and pursued his education in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Meerut. He was inspired by local street food vendors in Old Delhi. His mother wanted him to become either a Doctor, Engineer or a Government Officer, but he chose ‘Art of Culinary Science”. He is also very passionate about automobiles, technology, photography, travel, fashion, and history.
Having the early lessons about cooking from his Mother, he began his career around 2013, from the Taj group of hotels, The Lalit Hotel and Leela Kempinski. He is now the Executive Chef in R&D Department at Merino industries ltd (Vegit Brand) nationally leading brand, making Potato Flakes & Instant Snack Mixes, in the ready to cook market. He is well recognized by the Government of Brazil and was given an opportunity to present Asian Cuisine to President of brazil Dilma Rousseff, Olympic athlete Usain St Leo Bolt, Sports minister of India Shri. Vijay Goel and Silver medalist PV Sindhu in Olympic games in 2016 etc.
As a Head Chef of Asian Cuisine at Olympic, 2016 in association with the Sapore SA International, a Food & Beverage service Company, it was for the first time that any such exercise was being undertaken by Indian at the Olympics.
It is worthwhile to mention here that he had been a part of a team of Chefs, which was catering to the dietary requirements of around 35,000 people during Olympics, 2016 & 7,000 people during Para-Olympics, 2016, which include sports persons as well as members & staff of the Olympic Committees across Asia.